During my nearly 25 years as CEO of the Quality Deer Management Association, I had the privilege of meeting and working with most of the top deer and wildlife experts in North America. Even within this crowded field, Steve Shea easily ranks among the best. He is one of the most experienced, well-rounded wildlife biologists in the field today. His expertise runs the gamut from deer and turkey to nongame and even protected species. Steve also possesses a rare gift among biologists – a positive outward personality and the ability to communicate clearly and in a language easily understood. In brief, I could not offer a stronger endorsement. Steve is man with rare skills, unquestioned integrity, and a genuine desire to help landowners and hunters achieve their goals and realize their dreams.
Brian Murphy, Former CEO-QDMA, V.P. Strategic Partnerships-HuntStand
We have owned our property for over 20 years and have hired a few wildlife biologists to assist and write game management plans, yet we were always disappointed with them; we finally got a winner with Steve. He is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and truly passionate about helping you improve the game management on your property. If you are serious about game management improvement we highly recommend Steve.
Tom Bradley, Bradley Ranch, Florida
I never could have imagined the number and size of whitetail bucks my property could produce until Steve began managing it.
Bill Bruce Jr., Bruce Farm, Missouri
Steve has been working with our 5th generation family ranch since 1995. He developed our ranch deer management plan and helped us acquire permits and implement the FWC’s private lands deer management program. His promptness in analyzing data and handling compliance with FWC requirements has been perfect. He is helping us take our deer program to the next level. Steve’s knowledge and advice not only on whitetail deer, but all game species, protected species and native and non-native species has always been appreciated and spot-on. It is a pleasure working with him.
Hoppy Kempfer, Deer Park Ranch, Florida. Owner, Osceola Outfitters
On Buck Island Ranch the sustainability, health and management of all our wildlife populations is a key component of our entire operation. Shea Wildlife has been an integral part of developing and implementing our wildlife management plan for all game and non-game species. Steve is great to work with and very knowledgeable and experienced in wildlife management planning and enhancement. I would highly recommend that you reach out to him today to help you with all your wildlife needs.
Gene Lollis, Manager Buck Island Ranch, Florida. President, Florida Cattleman’s Assoc.
Steve has been instrumental in developing my property into a wildlife haven for all species. Both quantity and quality of the deer herd are up exponentially. His knowledge and expertise on habitat and population enhancement is exceptional. He has given me many good ideas and saved me from implementing some bad ones in regards to wildlife management. I highly recommend him.
Larry Shores, Shores Ranch, Florida
I can’t speak highly enough of Steve Shea’s wildlife management services. He has helped me tremendously on my property in Northwest Florida. He understands and appreciates my passion for growing and managing trophy-class whitetails. Our free-range property has produced a 168” buck and a number of 150” class bucks, difficult achievements in Florida. Thanks to Steve for his help and guidance in accomplishing the goals for my property.
Edwin Henry, Welannee Plantation, Florida
Steve brings a formidable skill-set to deer management. As an accomplished biologist, Steve has worked with numerous state and federal agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations on issues related to deer management. He has a strong background in deer research related to both population management and habitat management. Equally importantly, Steve is an avid deer hunter. His ability and passion for deer management as well as pursuing trophy whitetails brings a unique 1-2 punch to land management as his goal is to not only improve the deer herd but the hunting opportunities as well.