Re: Anyone going to Nashville for the convention???
You can take the Deer Steward Level 1 course online. It's been recommended doing it that way as most of the course is classroom work anyhow. Deer Steward 2 should be done on site as it's mostly hands on field work.
As per the original question of who's going to the National convention, I have a few thoughts on that. It would be a nice vacation with the wife. Now, I've seen many pics and some blurbs written on this year's event. For me, I wouldn't want to see any "Turtle Man" or any other Outdoor show celeb that has nothing to do with non-QDM research. If they are speaking about habitat work for deer, turkey, small game and non-game species then I'm all ears. That's one reason I don't watch the "outdoors shows". I really don't care about hunter X or a hubby/wife team that kills buck they've been put on to by an army of scouts/guides and helicopters. How many times do I need to see a good kill shot followed by nervous breathing and whispers of "Wow, what a deer!! I can't believe...."? If national would stick to science and have different events running concurrently for those that enjoy the celeb talks, then that would be great. I'm not trying to come across as hyper-critical, but for me, give me science and research and keep the celebrities for Bubba.
In an age of universal lies, speaking the truth is a revolutionary act - George Orwell