Wildlife Cooperative is a wildlife management company that offers technical natural resources management services to landowners. We also develop and operate exclusive members-only hunting and fishing leases throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Our recreational lease members enjoy year-round access to a Wildlife Co-Op managed property for about the cost of one guided hunt with an outfitter. We offer private landowners a range of technical services including property acquisition, multi-use land management plans, wildlife habitat improvement, feral hog control, and recreational hunting/fishing lease development.
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Jerry deBin is the company founder and President. He is a forester and a Certified Wildlife Biologist. His professional experience includes quail plantation manager, forester, wildlife biologist, public affairs chief at AL Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, hunting/fishing marketing director at Academy Sports & Outdoors, CEO at Callaway Farms Manufacturing, and founder of Wildlife Cooperative.
Jerry helped shape Alabama public policy on hunting, fishing and other wildlife-associated recreation. He also served as speechwriter to five governors, and directed lobbying for a sporting goods industry PAC. Jerry is a consultant for Gerson Lehrman Group, advising private equity firms that are looking to invest in the hunting, fishing and outdoors industry. He has served on numerous state, national and international board and advisory roles including The Wildlife Society, Society of American Foresters, International Hunter Education Association Foundation, US Fish & Wildlife Service, International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, and National Shooting Sports Foundation.
How does a Wildlife Cooperative lease work? Wildlife Co-Op secures the lease by paying the landowner up front. We then develop a wildlife management plan unique to that tract of land. The plan stipulates the optimal number of members for that property. Once the lease is fully executed and a management plan is in place, Wildlife Co-Op begins vetting candidates until all membership slots are filled. It involves much more than simply recruiting available hunters in search of a property. Our team interviews applicants and hand selects each member that joins a Wildlife Co-Op lease. It is not enough to find hunters to fill member slots. We find the RIGHT members.
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