Meet Dan Van Schaik

This series highlights speakers coming to the Pond Boss VII Conference & Expo. Speakers will present on a variety of topics, from aeration to wildlife management, as it relates to pond management and growing bigger fish. Learn more about the Pond Boss Conference here.
Dan is a veteran wildlife biologist with 40 years of experience in several states. He
received his degrees in Wildlife Conservation and Natural Resource Management from the
University of Maryland in 1973. His past work history includes big game, waterfowl and upland bird management in various regions of the US. As a consultant, he currently manages 70,000 acres nationwide and has written more than 500 wildlife management plans in Texas.


Specializing in trophy white-tailed deer production, his program includes controlled
breeding; superior antler production; genetic improvement and tracking; forage and nutrition; disease monitoring/control; predator control; capture and immobilization; census
survey/population control; enclosure permitting; transport/health certification; and extensive
cooperation with state and federal wildlife agencies.

Other general wildlife services include: upland bird-- waterfowl-- non-game species
habitat management; comprehensive wildlife management plans; multiple land use impact
analysis; waterway development; wetlands preservation; erosion control (TCEQ); agricultural
practices/rangeland evaluation; extensive interaction with county zoning & tax appraisal offices, and USDA Farm Bill programs. Because of the natural affiliation of his wildlife management with special interest groups and government agencies over the years, Dan has served as a director, board member, consultant, researcher, and field agent for many local and national associations. Presently, he teaches statewide wildlife valuation seminars (CEUs) for Texas Association of Appraisal Districts and is on TPWD Deer Breeder Program list of certification biologists. Dan writes bi-monthly wildlife articles for several publications. As a level 2 shooting instructor, he also enjoys designing clay target shooting courses. Dan resides in Grayson County, Texas with his wife Holly and three children.
Listen to Dan during the following session:

Wildlife Management and Attracting Wildlife: Start scouting out the best spot to mount
your outdoor camera. We’ll be sharing tips and strategies for attracting wildlife, waterfowl
and songbirds…plus a little bit about the bee’s knees.


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