Deer Steward Management Certification Course

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My Deer Steward Certification Course weekend at the Callaway Resort in Pine Mountain Georgia was awesome.

Five QDMA Canuck members made the trip down south to attend the weekend course.

QDMA’s Matt Ross who organized and was one of the top presenters along with Joe Hamilton, Kip Adams, Brian Murphy, DR Karl Miller and John Grunchy.

Topics covered in great detail included the history of deer restoration and management.

Diseases, predators and mortality factors.


Habitat and food requirements for deer.


Timber and vegetation management.


Food plot management.


Deer camera survey techniques.


Harvest date collection and analysis.


Hunter expectations and maximizing success.




A field day at Jeff Foxworthy’s farm “The Beloved” was one of the highlights of the weekend.

Ripple Outdoor will be conducting Property Evaluations and  Game Trail Camera Surveys for a select number of participants.


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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.