February 22 – 25, 2018 INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
C.J. Winand

C.J. Winand

C.J. Winand is a wildlife biologist and an outdoor writer for Bowhunter Magazine “Hunting Whitetails” column. Reader questionnaires indicate his columns are always one of the most popular features.  Internet users can find C.J. on the largest hunting web sites at www.hunting.net – Pro-Staff and www.bowsite.com – Bowhunting Knowledge Base, Whitetail Biology & Mgmt. 

He has served on the Educational Review Committee for the National Rifle Association’s Whitetail Deer Hunter Clinic Program and is a featured seminar speaker on the NRA’s Great American Hunters Tour.  In addition, he has worked on a Master’s of Science degree in Wildlife Management at West Virginia University under Dr. David Samuel (Conservation Editor for Bowhunter magazine).  C.J. also manages and guides on several quality deer management programs around the country.

Additionally, C.J. serves as the National Promotional Director for Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH), Conservation Committee member for the Pope and Young Club (P&Y) and on the Board of Directors of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF).

All the scientific information presented during his talks are based on actual field research conducted by himself or other prominent wildlife biologists.

C.J. translates this biological information so everyone can understand and utilize the latest scientific results.  Hunters that use these findings can readily adapt or modify their hunting techniques to harvest quality bucks.

C.J.’s seminars are data packed and will elevate even an experienced hunter’s savvy.  Come prepared to take notes on what some people call a whole college course in “Advanced Deer Hunting 101″.

Last year, CJ was presented the Quality Deer Management Association’s (QDMA) first ever “Signpost” Award.  This Communicator of the Year award was in recognition for the contributions of an outdoor journalist who has done their professional best to circulate accurate information on biologically sound deer management.  “When we decided to add the Signpost Award, C.J. was an immediate and natural fit,” said Lindsay Thomas Jr., QDMA’s Director of Communications. “He was writing about QDM long before it was cool to do so, and he’s been an outspoken supporter of QDMA for many years. If you list the names of people and groups most responsible for advancing knowledge of QDM in North America, C.J. is near the top of the list.”

Seminar / Slide Show Subjects Include:

* Biology of the Rut:  Radio telemetry studies of deer during the rutting time periods

* Deer Vocalizations:  Differences between man-made and actual deer acoustics

* Deer Pelletology:  The role scent communication plays during the hunting season

* Movement patterns of bucks and does during pre-rut, rut and post-rut

* How weather patterns and moon phase/position influences deer activity

* Factors that influence quality versus quantity deer management

* How to age deer

* Characteristics of primary and secondary scrapes

* The relationship of habitat characteristics to deer movements

* The biological meaning and significance of the overhanging branch

* The importance of early/late rubbing and scraping activity

* Deer vision and the UV effect:  Can deer see blaze orange

* Food plots and habitat factors which effect hunter efficiency

* Broadhead performance and wounding rates among bow and gun hunters


In addition to his individual seminars, CJ will also be part of the Ask the Pros – Big Game Series on Saturday at 3:30pm.

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