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KSRE Seminars
Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
“Managing White-Tailed Deer in the 21st Century”
 
James Kroll
 
Dr. James C. Kroll
Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Forest Wildlife;
Director of the Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and Research; and Co-Director of the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Austin, Texas
 
Sept. 20, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
Abstract
The presentation will focus on managing deer on private lands, including the following: nutrition
management - native and supplemental; population management; demographics, increasing recruit-
ment; genetics and culling; what do we know and what is feasible; people management; and the "Art"
of whitetail management.
 
 
Biography and Research Focus
Dr. Kroll is one of the leading wildlife biologists in the nation. Since 1973 he has been a leading
research scholar focusing primarily on the ecology, habitats, ecosystems and management activities
that support healthy white-tailed deer populations. He has taught courses in wildlife habitat
management, wildlife management techniques, wildlife ecology, land management planning, white-tailed deer ecology and management, introduction to forestry, wildlife diseases and research methods.
He has directed thirty-two theses or dissertation projects during his career at Stephen F. Austin State
University (SFASU).
 
Since his arrival at SFASU, James Kroll has accrued approximately $20 million in funding from a wide
range of agencies, foundations and research institutes. He has authored or co-authored eleven books
and has an impressive publication record in national and regional journals and trade magazines.
Since 2004, James Kroll has appeared in two leading national TV shows: North American Whitetail,
and the Sportsman Channel, which received the Golden Moose Award. Dr. Kroll also starred in the hit
television program, Dr. Deer, airing on the Sportsman Channel and Fox Sports. He manages a popular
website, Dr. Deer.com, which serves as an on-line education and deer management assistance resource.
 
He is an Emeritus Professor of Forest Wildlife at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is focusing his
efforts in many areas, particularly on-line education for wildlife managers.