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Bio for Jeff Knetter

Upland Game And Waterfowl Staff Biologist, Idaho Department Of Fish And Game

Jeff Knetter developed a love for the outdoors while growing up in north-central Wisconsin. Most summer weekends were spent camping in the "Northwoods" with his family. Much of his spare time was spent outside fishing, hunting or just exploring with friends and family. His interest in wildlife led him to choose Wildlife Ecology as a major for his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After graduating in 1997, Jeff decided to continue his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and pursued a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology. He conducted his research on a small shorebird called a Piping Plover in northeast Montana and northwest North Dakota.

After completing his Master's Degree in 2001, Jeff worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Aldo Leopold Foundation. In 2004, he was presented with an opportunity to move west and work for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Jeff has worked for IDFG for almost 10 years and currently oversees the management programs for upland game and waterfowl species in the state. Jeff has developed a passion for working with both game birds and the public.

Jeff lives in Boise with his wife, two children and two hunting dogs.

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