CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Jackson man received the Deer Steward 3 Award on June 28, making him the first in Missouri to achieve the milestone.
Allen Morris received the award. He is a member of the SEMO Trail of Tears Branch of Quality Deer Management Association which represents Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott and surrounding counties.
Deer Steward Level III is the final step in Quality Deer Management Association’s Individual Deer Steward Certification Program. Unlike Levels I and II, Level III is not a course and no test is required. Level III is achieved through personal achievement and long-term service to the white-tailed deer resource and/or the QDMA. For many, Level III status will take years to qualify. Fortunately the effort needed to meet the qualifications will be replaced with pride and satisfaction upon attaining Level III status.