Bliss elected to Susquehanna County QDMA board

Jacob Bliss was recently elected to the Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association’s Board of Directors for a two- year term.

Newly elected QDMA board member Jacob Bliss is congratulated by Susquehanna County QDMA President Jim Dovin.

Newly elected QDMA board member Jacob Bliss is congratulated by Susquehanna County QDMA President Jim Dovin.

Bliss, of Auburn Twp., is a junior at Keystone College where he is majoring in Criminal Justice; and a 2011 graduate of Elk Lake High School. He graduated from Elk Lake High School in 2011.

When asked about his involvement with the Susquehanna Branch of QDMA, Bliss said, “Growing up in the beautiful Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors have become my obsessions. At a young age I began to understand the need to conserve our wildlife, waters, and land in order to keep these passions alive not only for me and the current generations but for generations. We all need to become aware of what we can do and how we can enjoy nature at it’s finest.
As a new Director, I am privileged with the opportunity to pursue this idea and learn from my fellow Directors and QDMA community, and I look forward to everything they have to offer.”

Susquehanna QDMA Branch President Jim Dovin is in his sixth year as President during which time he has seen the Branch grow and their outreach activities extended to include more youth activities and more branch involvement with improving wildlife habitat on various State Game Lands.

Dovin said, “In any organization it is exciting and refreshing to see interested people getting involved. It especially makes it more exciting when it involves the younger generation. I believe Jake will bring fresh ideas and add valuable input from a younger perspective once he gets comfortable in his position. It breaths new life into the board of directors when someone new is willing to step up and get involved.”

Dovin lives in Richmondale, just south of Forest City, with his wife and two daughters