Learning All About Deer and Habitat Management Through NDA’s Deer Steward Program

February 15, 2023 By: Brian Grossman

The NDA Deer Steward Program is entering its 14th year of existence and it remains the only deer management certification program of its type in the country. In this episode, Nick and The Doctor are joined by NDA’s Director of Conservation, Matt Ross, and Conservation Coordinator, Ben Westfall, who talk about the history of the program as well as the launch of a brand-new Deer Steward 1 online course. They also talk about how the program has changed over the years and other related opportunities through online and in-person habitat modules. For a little fun, the guys share their favorite stories from their time administering the program. Right now NDA is offering 35% off of the new Deer Steward 1 course for the first 350 people who apply. Simply enter the code NDA35 at checkout.

In this episode’s B-Team Report you’ll hear how one of our hosts tried to set themselves on fire while the other learned some lessons about air travel the hard way. Remember, next episode is an Ask NDA Anything show so be sure to get your questions in to nick@deerassociation.com.

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Brian Grossman joined the NDA staff in 2015 as its Communications Manager and now serves as the Director of Communications. Brian is responsible for amplifying NDA’s educational message for hunters through social media, e-mail, podcasts, and the NDA website. He has been a freelance writer, photographer, videographer and web designer since 2003. A trained wildlife biologist, Brian came to NDA from the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division, where he was a field operations supervisor, overseeing management of 15 Wildlife Management Areas. Brian currently lives in Thomaston, Georgia with his wife, Tina.