Athens, Ga. – Karl V. Miller, professor of wildlife management in the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, will co-host Quality Whitetails, a new television program to air weekly on the Outdoor Channel.
Developed and produced by the Quality Deer Management Association, a whitetail conservation organization, the program will offer an “innovative” format that features “a unique blend of deer biology, deer management and deer hunting,” according to the Outdoor Channel website featuring the show (www.outdoorchannel.com/Shows/QualityWhitetails.aspx).
Miller is excited to serve as co-host of the new outdoors show and believes that the format will make it a unique showcase about white-tailed deer management and hunting that is attractive to traditional viewers of such programs.
“Quality Whitetails is different than most other hunting programs in that it focuses on sound management and stewardship of the resource, as well as a forum for the education of hunters and land managers,” said Miller.
Brian Murphy, executive director of the QDMA who received his master of science in forest resources from UGA in 1993, will also serve as co-host of the program along with Kip Adams and Joe Hamilton, who received his master of science in forest resources from UGA in 1978.
The QDMA currently has more than 42,000 members in all 50 states and several foreign countries including over 800 deer management professionals, more than any other white-tailed deer organization, according to their website (www.qdma.com).
Miller, who received his doctorate in 1985 from UGA, has developed a distinguished reputation as a widely-respected authority in deer management research over the past 20 years with numerous peer-reviewed publications and books.
The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources provides UGA students with five degree path programs in forestry and natural resource science and management, including the forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, natural resources recreation and tourism, water and soil resources, and wildlife management and ecology majors. With more than fifty faculty and 23,000 acres of teaching lands, the Warnell School is the southeast’s oldest, and one of the most respected forestry and natural resource education providers in the United States. The school also houses one of the largest study abroad programs in the nation covering all seven continents to provide global learning opportunities for its students. For more information, see www.warnell.uga.edu.