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Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management Program

This four-year university program is the first Bachelors of Science (BS) Degree to be created to train professional operational managers for hunting/shooting preserves and resorts, gamebird production companies, fishing resorts and outdoor experience companies (i.e., trailriding, nature study, bird watching, back country hiking/camping, etc.).

While our students take courses in wildlife and fisheries management, this program is not a traditional wildlife and fisheries biology program of study.  To create professional managers, this program incorporates a series of business, hospitality management, natural resources, wildlife and fisheries management courses with "in-the-field" outdoor skills courses. This program was designed with input from working professionals from across the United States.

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NAGA (North American Gamebird Association) has invited our Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management students the opportunity to publish their personal gamebird hunting experiences.

The students are provided different topics in which to contribute.  Topics include: Getting Started, Financial Foundation, The Hunt-Field and European, and Taking on Technology.   If their article is accepted they receive a one year membership packet to NAGA, $100, and the opportunity to apply for the John Mullin Scholarship (4, $1,000).  Dr. Peg Althoff's advisee, Dustin Kriley, submitted an article for the May/June issue and it was accepted. (posted 06/21/13)