Cooperative Leader Resources

This page is designed specifically for new/potential cooperative leaders.

Six-year Program Report

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Getting Started

Example Cooperative Introduction Letter

Example Brochures

Is there a Perfect Deer Cooperative?

Preventing Trespassing

The Cooperative Difference

Understanding Peer Influence in Hunter Harvest Decisions Using Social Network Theory and Analysis

We Need Community

QDM Cooperatives: All the Cool Kids are doing it

Kip’s Korner: Start a QDM Cooperative

7 Steps to a Successful Cooperative

How to Establish a QDM Cooperative


Buck to Doe Ratio Goals -Wayne Sitton

Antlerless Harvest – Wayne Sitton

Why Antlerless Harvest


How to Talk to Neighbors about Habitat

Deer Browse Survey & Directions

Deer Browse Seminar Recordings: Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3

Over the Limit – Article on evaluating deer browse

Cooperative Blogs – by Anna

Landowner Habitat Guide

Soil Types

Financial Incentives


Grassland Financial Assistance


QDMA CWD Recommended Practices

Article on TB

Wildlife Diseases


Steps for establishing crowing count surveys

Pheasant Crowing Survey

Pheasant Cooperative Profile Template

Pheasant Cooperative Habitat Evaluation Template

MPRI Report

Tools and Resources

OnX Mapping – Can also connect with local Townships/Counties to see if they have plat maps or GIS maps online

Contacts for Cooperative signs (be sure to get graphics approved by Cooperative Coordinator to make sure all logo uses are legal.)

  • Voss Signs – Manilis, NY. 315-682-6418
  • Signs & More – Troy, MI. 248-852-0683
  • Handicap Sign Inc. – Grand Rapids MI.  616.454.9416