Southeast Trophy Deer Association

Promoting deer breeding, handling, & husbandry in North America.

The Southeast Trophy Deer Association (SeTDA) exists to encourage and promote all ideas on breeding, handling, husbandry and farm management among its members. We promote deer breeding, ranching and all other avenues of cervid products in North America. We aim to acquire and distribute information on all aspects of deer breeding and ranching to our members and to keep members informed of all new breeding and management techniques.

We represent the deer breeding and ranching industry at local, state and national levels of government, to livestock producers and other related organizations. We stand for free trade among all states and to promote the importation and exportation for all producers. We also help to establish and promote ethical standards of conduct and husbandry in deer breeding.


There is still a lot of research coming out of Florida on one of the biggest dangers to Whitetails, EHD. SETDA and CHeRI are putting their best efforts to fighting the virus and finding out new info each year.

Here is Theo Black, a UF Masters student looking for Culicoides and their larvae. He says that the muddy areas from all of the record rainfall in Florida is helping the midge and their breeding/laying areas.

We have been seeing some EHD and blue tongue this year in the panhandle of Florida where these pictures were taken.
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Awesome news! it’s important to read the comments. A lot is explained on how much money is given and why. Thank you for the info! ... See MoreSee Less

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Remember to contact if you suspect a deer of yours has passed from EHD. They will come do a necropsy and let you know if the virus is in your herd!September 2020 CHeRI Spotlight is out! Angel is our newest necropsy technician. She and Austin will be going to deer farms around Florida this year to continue our free diagnostic services. Please help us to welcome Angel to the team! ... See MoreSee Less

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