Dr. Chris Comer is Safari Club International Foundation’s new Director of Conservation. He is located in the Washington, D.C.
Chris comes to SCI Foundation from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he was the R.E. Minton Distinguished Professor of Forest Wildlife Management.
He joined SFA immediately after completing his Ph.D., studying white-tailed deer ecology and management at the University of Georgia in 2005.
Chris also holds an M.S. from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in Minnesota.
In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate students in wildlife habitat management, wildlife techniques, and big game management, Chris has also conducted research with a variety of species including black bears, wild turkeys, American woodcock, and white-tailed deer.
He is also currently working on revising an introductory textbook in wildlife management (Wildlife Ecology and Management by Eric Bolen and William Robinson).
Chris is proud to be a hunter for several reasons, including the satisfaction of participating in the procurement of high-quality meat for himself and his family. But he is most proud of the leading role that hunters and anglers have played in the management and conservation of all wildlife species, not just game species.
He is looking forward to being a part of an organization with such a long and proud history in wildlife conservation. Specifically, he is looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about and eventually contribute to the many exciting research and conservation projects that SCI Foundation supports around the world.
Chris will be joined in Washington by his wife of 27 years, JuLee, and two children: Jon (13) and Zoey (10). He likes to consider himself an outdoorsman of sorts and most of his leisure time is spent hiking, bird-watching, and (especially) hunting upland game birds, waterfowl, and white-tailed deer. His partners in these efforts include two Brittanies that generally rule the household.