July 27, 2017
“Bear With Me, My Deer: Tails of a Virginia Wildlife Biologist”, the often humorous stories of a Virginia wildlife biologist. “Bear With Me, My Deer: Tails of a Virginia Wildlife Biologist” is the creation of published author, David Kocka. David holds his AA degree in Wildlife Technology from Garrett Community College, his BS degree in Wildlife Resources from West Virginia University, and his MS in Wildlife Management from the University of Tennessee. Upon completing his graduate work, he worked as the Furbearer Biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation two years. Since 1989, David has been a District Wildlife Biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. He became a certified wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Society in 1992. His current responsibilities are the implementation of agency wildlife habitat and population programs throughout six Northwestern Virginia counties. David has been a frequent guest lecturer at Bridgewater College, George Mason University, and James Madison University. Since 2014, he has served as an adjunct professor at JMU where he teaches a course in Wildlife Management. He has published over thirty popular and professional articles pertaining to wildlife management. He has also mentored numerous college students.
What exactly does a wildlife biologist for a state agency do? Contrary to many of his relative’s perceptions, David Kocka is not a park ranger, a forest ranger, or even a game warden. Bear With Me, My Deer: Tails of a Virginia Wildlife Biologist is a glimpse into one man’s adventures while working for an agency, which is responsible for managing the wildlife resources within its boundaries.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, David Kocka’s new book is the…