At the end of Deer Steward 2 training, attendees can plan and implement advanced deer management strategies where they hunt. As it stands now, over 4,000 people have become Deer Stewards since the program began in 2007.
Deer Steward is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) individual certification program. This program includes three levels of potential achievement, and each must be completed in sequence.
Deer Steward Level 1 will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles of deer and habitat biology, ecology, and management.
Deer Steward Level 2 will teach students how to apply the principles learned in Level 1 through hands-on and field experience.
Deer Steward Level 3, the most prestigious, must be earned through an individual’s long-term service to NDA, and/or wild deer.
In addition, starting in 2015, we also now offer the Deer Steward Modules where attendees dive into one particular topic that makes up part of an “umbrella” QDM plan, such as food plots, prescribed burning, or predator control. For more on the online or in-person modules, use the menu on the right.