Monday, July 22, 2013

QDMA 25th Anniversary Membership Drive

Quality doe in her summer coat

The Quality Deer Management Association is celebrating 25 years of deer stewardship in 2013. QDMA just completed their 13th ever National Convention in Athens, Georgia over the weekend of July 19 - 21. Did you know that QDMA held one of their earliest conventions right here in Charleston? The Lowcountry Branch of QDMA is holding their annual banquet on August 1 at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant. QDMA was founded in the Lowcountry of S.C. by Joe Hamilton and the Palmetto State is home to over 200,000 hunters, and now is a great time to join up. Tickets for the banquet are $50 and include
 a one-year QDMA membership plus drinks and a catered meal by Charleston Bay Gourmet. Sponsors will enjoy an early bird hour at 5 p.m. to study the auction merchandise before doors open at 6. Branch President Freddy St. Laurent attended the National Convention and said that in the next 25 years QDMA will study urban development, chronic wasting disease, and coyote mortality on fawns. The Lowcountry Branch funds youth hunts, supplies venison meat to the hungry and any funds raised this year will go to support more of these great local causes. Auction items will include youth-oriented gear branded with the QDMA Rack Pack logo, and a special paintball hunting package is sure to draw some attention. Jewelry for the ladies will certainly be in the mix. Other quality auction items include a Bad Boy Buggy, a hog hunt via horseback, inshore fishing trips, quail hunting, beach house rentals, a FoodSaver vacuum sealer and a charter on the Osprey. For tickets call 
David at (843) 991-0035, Freddy at (843) 330-6517, or Jimmy at (843) 729-4128. 

To view past blog entries from the Lowcountry QDMA Branch click here.

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