I'm Scott Brown Fisheries Biologist with an extensive background in wildlife management. My degree in Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management is from the University of Missouri. I started my career with the state of Missouri, with the majority of my experience in the state of Florida conducting research and implementing management strategies for largemouth bass, stripe bass, panfish, catfish species and their habitats.
I have experience with large river systems, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. I’ve written a technical manual on pond management, which the state of Florida still uses today. During my tenure in Florida, I researched and managed small lakes for quality largemouth bass, panfish and channel catfish angling in Northeast Florida, while contending with some of the highest fishing pressure recorded in the state. The program received national recognition, and I have given presentations at conferences around the country as a subject matter expert on quality pond development and management.
Those in North Florida/South Georgia may know me as "Scotty Brown" on the Saturday morning Nimnicht Outdoors Show on AM 1010 from Jacksonville, Florida. I do a weekly segment on the show usually between 8:00 and 8:30 AM (Eastern Time), then follow-up by posting the information discussed (topics are related to lake and land management) on the show's website and Facebook page where folks can ask me questions directly and I provide them with information to help them manage their own properties. I am a regularly contributing author and photographer for the award winning bi-monthly publication Wildlife Trends Journal, which is designed for landowners, managers and fish and wildlife biologists. Beside cover photos on Wildlife Trends Journal, I have photos fetured in The Retriever Journal and the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Calendar.
As a youth, I spent most of my free time hunting and fishing in central and southern Missouri with my father and uncles. I hunt deer and hogs with a bow and waterfowl, turkey and dove. I have hunted several states throughout the south and New York. I receive the most joy now hunting and fishing with our teenage son. I have trained and hunted with Labrador Retrievers for over 20 years, and produced some outstanding litters of hunting dogs and companions. I have been a member of Ducks Unlimited over 20 years, a Life Sponsor, a Chapter Committee Member since 1993. I was the Chapter Chairman in Allen, Texas in 2008 - 2010. We received both State and National recognition for outstanding growth and conservation efforts all three years. I was District Chairman for DU Texas in the North Dallas area for two years. I am also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Quality Deer Managementy Association. During my career I have also been a member of the National and State Chapters of The American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society.
I began doing business in March 2007. After 25 years in various levels of state government I decided I receive the most satisfaction when assisting private landowners with their fish and wildlife management issues. As state governments reduce budgets and staff, the private landowner is receiving less and less service from these once resourceful knowledge bases. Most landowners want to improve the natural resources on their property, but either don't know how, or do not have the time to learn how. I work at educating the landowner to better manage for quality sportfish and wildlife. Although the company is fairly new, it is headed up by an extremely knowledgeable and experienced outdoor professional and resource user.