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Jared grew up in North Carolina and received his B.S. in Biology from Wake Forest University. After completing his M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Tennessee, he moved to Texas for his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University – College Station studying various aspects of white-tailed deer population ecology and habitat management. During his time in Texas, Beaver also worked for TAMU AgriLife Extension Service as the Program Coordinator for Water and Natural Resources for Bexar County. Jared’s career ambition has always been a position allowing the opportunity to blend person-to-person extension work with applied research and teaching, so in April of 2020 he jumped at the opportunity to serve in the role of Assistant Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist at Montana State University. While much of Jared’s career has focused on management of large mammals, particularly game species, his program at MSU is continually looking for ways to blend wildlife research with applied management by identifying conservation opportunities which have direct relevance for private landowners and wildlife managers. Jared is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and lives in Montana with his wife and their two young boys. He and his family can think of no better place to be than Montana where they enjoy pretty much kind of activity that can be done outdoors.

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Dr. Jared Beaver

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