Jeremy J. Flinn

102B Helen Circle • Starkville, Mississippi 39759 • (724) 787-5634 • jflinn@cfr.msstate.edu


Education:

Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Wildlife Option.

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Anticipated Graduation April to May 2010.           Grade Point Average: 4.0 / 4.0.

  • Thesis Title: “Evaluating the Accuracy of Aging and Scoring Photographed Deer Using GIS”
  • Co-Creator of BuckScore™ and BuckAge, Deer Management Computer Software



Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Wildlife Option.

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16801.

December 2006.         Grade Point Average: overall 3.48 / 4.0 and within major 3.35 / 4.0.

Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Wildlife Option.

The Pennsylvania State University - Altoona, Altoona, PA 16601.

August 2003 – May 2005.       Grade Point Average 3.63 / 4.0.

Associate Wildlife Biologist (AWB)

The Wildlife Society

December 2009

Professional Experience:

Teaching Assistant: Wildlife Biometrics. Semester Hours: 4.       August 2009 – December 2009.

Mississippi State University. Starkville, MS.

Supervisor: Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture.

  • Improved organizational and responsibility skills by grading assignments and tests, as well as keep class grades.
  • Improved communication skills by communicating with students about grades.
  • Improved education skills by assisting with questions on biometrics



Co-Manager of Rusty Dawkins Memorial White-tailed Research Deer Unit.   June 2007 - Present.

Mississippi State University. Starkville, MS.

Supervisor: Dr. Steve Demarais (See References)

  • Developed supervisor skills by managing employees, training workers (maintenance skills), and educating workers on white-tailed deer behavior and biology.
  • Improved communication skills by providing tours to schools/general public and giving educational presentations on research and management.
  • Developed maintenance/carpentry skills by repairing shade cloth, fixing high-tension fence, mowing grass, preventing erosion, and building observation towers.
  • Improved equipment skills by running a Kawasaki Mule 4X4, insect cold ULV fogger, weed eater, lawn mower, and “gooseneck” and bumper pull trailers.
  • Improved observational/husbandry skills by feeding, watering, checking the herd for injuries, tagging, weighing, and tattooing fawns, and studying breeding and fawning behavior.
  • Improved research and supervisor skills by developing and coordinating breeding pen scenarios each fall.
  • Improved organizational skills by keeping complete records of all deer in the project including origin, dead/alive status, location (5 research sites), vaccinations, injuries/illnesses, offspring, weights and measurements, and other important data.
  • Improved research/manager skills by collecting biological data with MDWFP such as retropharengeal lymph nodes (CWD), spleen (EHD), Kidney Fat Index, CL counts, census (separation of bucks, does, and fawns) and jaw bone removal.



Student Deer Technician.             May 2005 – December 2006.

The Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA

Supervisor: Don Wagner (See References)

  • Developed research skills by capturing, tagging and weighing/sexing fawns.
  • Developed animal husbandry skills by bottle raising sick and injured fawns, feeding, watering, performing herd checks, administering vaccinations, removing antlers prior to breeding season, and handling deer for medical treatment.
  • Developed observational skills by studying breeding and behavior rituals of white-tailed deer.
  • Improved laboring and mechanical skills by using basic hand tools and Kabota tractor (backhoe).
  • Improved writing and research skills by completed independent study project on the Effects of Immunocontraception on White-tailed Deer for the USDA (Microsoft Excel used to enter data).



White-tailed Deer Ecology Intern.         May 2006 – August 2006.

Smithsonian Institute Conservation and Research Center. Front Royal, Virginia.

Supervisor: Chad Stewart (See References)

  • Developed trapping skills by capturing white-tailed deer using box traps and handling of un-sedated animals.
  • Improved data collection skills by recording measurements during trapping.
  • Improved research skills by extensively using radio-telemetry.
  • Improved technological skills by using trail cameras (Cuddeback© Digital Camera, DeerCam©, CamTrakker©) for mammal surveys and to identify possible pregnant female white-tailed deer
  • Imporved research skills by conducting spotlight surveys and night tracking (w/ radio-telemetry).
  • Developed data analysis skills analyzing the home ranges of female research deer on a contraception project.
  • Improved observational skills by studying behavior of many tagged deer (particularly females) throughout the facility.
  • Developed technological skills by using GPS during tracking and location of vegetation points.
  • Improved technological skills by using basic GIS tools and Hawthe’s Tools.
  • Developed research skills by creating a GIS (ArcMap) project for Clarke County, VA on deer harvest density.
  • Improved technological skills by using Microsoft Excel extensively to enter data.
  • Improved research skills by using Locate© program (which is used with bearings and GPS locations from telemetry) to determine most probable point of animal.
  • Improved research skills by studying native and invasive plant species in deer exclosure fences.
  • Improved equipment experience by driving manual 4WD vehicles off-road.
  • Improved communication and technological skills by setting up trail cameras and interacting with residents and hunters of Clarke County, Virginia for mapping project purposes.
  • Improved research skills by identifying tree and shrub species and use of forestry techniques (DBH, Canopy Cover…).
  • Improved communication skills by creating hunter harvest survey displays for local fairs.



Child Caretaker,             February 2007 – June 2007.

Grennsburg YMCA – Stanwood Elementary School. New Stanton, PA.

Supervisor: Heather Hillegass 724-834-0150 ext.127

  • Developed educational skills by teaching students (K-5) about different after school sports programs.
  • Developed communication skills by working out conflicts between children.
  • Improved responsibility skills by overseeing ~10 children per caretaker.



Landscaping Technician,         May 1998 –August 2002 (Summer Job).

Nedley Landscaping and Lawn Care. Harrison City, PA.

Supervisor: Corey Nedley 412-951-8048

  • Improved communication skills by engaging in conversation with property owners over job planning and completion.
  • Improved equipment skills by driving truck and trailer, running lawn mowers and weed eaters, and using basic hand tools.
  • Developed communication skills by working as part of a unit to complete landscaping jobs.



Related Skills

  • Attended and Completed Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter/Trapper Education Instructor Course March 2007, Lamar, PA (did not conduct a class because of schooling)
  • Arc Map (GIS)
  • Tour Leader and Instructor (of research facility)
  • Educational talks ( East Oktibbeha Elementary School & Mississippi State University)
  • Locate (telemetry software)
  • Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
  • Statistical Analysis Software (SAS)
  • Minitab & SAS Statistical Packages
  • 4X4 Manual Trucks, some tractor experience
  • ATVs
  • ULV Cold Fogger (Insecticide Sprayer)
  • Carpentry Skills
  • Goose-neck and bumper pull trailers
  • Hand tools
  • Lawn mowers and weed eaters
  • Minor tractor experience



Memberships in Professional Societies

  • The Wildlife Society – National Chapter
  • Quality Deer Management Association
  • National Rifle Association



Activities/Honors

  • Andrews Family Scholarship
  • Woodrow Scholarship
  • Robert Bliss Scholarship
  • Horace T. Woodward Scholarship
  • Robert Billin Memorial Scholarship
  • John and Nancy Steimer Scholarship
  • Hartman Trustee Scholarship Ag



Publications and Presentation

  • Flinn, J. J. 2006. Effects of Immunocontraception on White-tailed Deer in G. Killian. 2006. USDA Annual Report: The Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA 16801.
  • Flinn, J. J. 2009. Estimating Gross Antler Score from Pictures. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks: Annual Research Symposium. 27 Jan 2009. Mississippi State University, MS 39782.
  • Flinn, J. J. 2009. Estimating Gross Antler Score from Pictures. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation: Annual Ag Research Symposium. 20 Mar 2009. Ardmore, OK.
  • Flinn, J. J. 2009. Estimating Gross Antler Score from Pictures. Deer Program Report: Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, pg. 64. Jackson, MS.
  • Flinn, J. J. 2009. Estimating Gross Antler Scores from Pictures. Anderson-Tully Co.: Mahannah Deer Cooperative Meeting. 19 Aug 2009. Mahannah, MS.
  • Snavely, J. and J. Flinn. 2010. Doe Harvesting: Is Timing Critical. Deer and Deer Hunting January 2010.
  • Flinn, J. J. 2010. Estimating Age and Antler Score from Pictures. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks: Annual Research Symposium. 26 Jan 2010. Mississippi State University, MS 39782.
  • Flinn, J. J., S. Demarais, K. Gee, H. Jacobson, and P. Jones. 2010. Aging Photographed Male Deer Using Morphometric Ratios. 33rd Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting. 2 Mar 2010. San Antonio, TX.*
  • Flinn, J. J., S. Demarais, K. Gee, B. Strickland, and S. Webb. 2010. Evaluating Accuracy of Estimating Gross Antler Scores using Photographs. 33rd Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting. 2 Mar 2010. San Antonio, TX.**
  • Flinn, J. J. and J. Snavely. 2010. Producing and Harvesting Mega Bucks on Micro Properties. Deer and Deer Hunting In Press.

*- Placed first in student oral presentations
**- Placed second in student oral presentations