No Cost Urban Deer Management Service ... Our Specialty
PRE Program - Certified Hunter / Landowner Link Program
Conservation Through Management is the guiding principle of the Delaware Valley Wildlife Management Association - a strategy to improve the environment by keeping deer populations in balance with the human community as well as other wildlife species. Since our inception in 1995 the Delaware Valley Wildlife Management PRE Hunter / Landowner Link Program has successfully assisted private landowners / estates and organizations such as: The Schuylkill Center For Environmental Education, Morris Arboretum, Friends of The Wissahickon and The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association in the strategic management of the area’s deer population. To date our organization has at no cost successfully harvested over 3500 deer from our management properties in the Delaware Valley and surrounding counties. Interested parties may contact us for more detailed information or a no obligation property management evaluation.
Our Highly Successful “PRE” PROGRAM
Matching Landowners With Professional, Responsible & Efficient
Certified Sportsmen SINCE 1995
Delaware Valley Wildlife Management (D.V.W.M) “PRE” certified marksmen are screened and tested hunters, which provide at no cost a service to landowners, property managers and municipalities who do not have access or means of identifying qualified hunters to participate in the population reduction aspects of your communities Deer Management Plan. Delaware Valley Wildlife Management uses the acronym “PRE” marksmen because our applicants are screened based on being Professional, Responsible and Efficient. All “PRE” certified marksmen go through a rigid certification process specifically focusing on urban hunting (application, interview, safety course and proficiency testing) before they are “PRE” certified. Each screened marksman carries hunter liability insurance and undergoes constant evaluation and training throughout the management seasons. Each “PRE” marksman is then assigned to a project manager and each manager acts as the liaison between the “PRE” marksman and a particular landowner, property manager or municipality designee. The project manager is responsible for communicating any special requirements the landowner may have to the marksmen, such as preapproving safe zones, days and times for participation, parking, deer removal protocol and any other details deemed appropriate. Delaware Valley Wildlife Management has carefully researched the best management practices available to deer managers nationwide and has determined that highly skilled and trained hunters are without question the most effective and safest method to remove surplus deer populations from suburban areas. Delaware Valley Wildlife Management has pioneered this newly emerging management strategy and has proven its effectiveness with numerous very successful no cost management programs in the Delaware Valley and surrounding counties. Delaware Valley Wildlife Management recognizes the importance of including all stakeholders in the intricate process of managing suburban ecosystems, but in accordance with our philosophy particular attention is placed on homeowner / landowner relations. We strive to develop and nurture landowner relations through open lines of communication as well as maintaining timely status reports. Property access is and will be the key to managing suburban deer populations, and safely incorporating screened no cost marksmen from our “PRE” program into suburban areas is the most cost-effective method of sustaining responsibly managed suburban deer populations. The wildlife management policy of Delaware Valley Wildlife Management is not a program designed to promote recreational hunting. We are a group of highly skilled and trained hunters organized to assist in sensitive urban deer management, SAFETY, EFFICIENCY and EXPERIENCE IS OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE, thus our organization is not for all hunters.