Master Wildlifer

Master Wildlifer LogoWildlife Management on Private Lands

A Course for Private Landowners and Wildlife Enthusiasts

Master Wildlifer is a course designed for landowners, land managers, and wildlife enthusiasts who are interested in integrating wildlife considerations into their current land use and management activities. Practicing land managers will find the course invaluable in highlighting alternative management approaches for wildlife in forest and farm settings.

Special emphasis is placed on wildlife (game species) that currently offer landowners additional sources of income through recreational access fees. Course participants will obtain the knowledge and necessary tools to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife species that can be enjoyed by themselves, family and friends, and outdoor recreationists. Master Wildlifer incorporates the latest research and management information from the leading experts in the field of wildlife management.

2014 Master Wildlifer Progam

The 2014 Master Wildlifer Program has been set to take place every Tuesday evening beginning on August 5, 2014 through August 26, 2014 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Eastern time). The program topics include native vegetation management, coyotes, wildlife diseases and native warm season grasses for wildlife. For more details on the 2014 program, please click here.

2013 Master Wildlifer Program - Online!

If you missed the 2013 Master Wildlifer program in January, 2013 you can view it now online at your pace. Click here to register now for the 2013 Master Wildlifer program.

Previous Master Wildlifer Program Awards and Honors

  • 2003 Southern Region Extension Award

  • 2004 USDA Secretary’s Honor Award, highest award presented by USDA

  • 2004 American Distance Education Award

  • 2004 National Private Forestry Education Award


The book Managing Wildlife (Yarrow and Yarrow 1999, Sweetwater Press) is a reference manual for the course.

Master Wildlifer is a cooperative program sponsored by land-grant universities, federal and state agencies, private corporations, and conservation organizations in the U.S.