McCabe, Richard E. (Non-resident)
Dick was born on August 1, 1946, in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Robert A. and Marie S. McCabe. His father, Bob McCabe, was chairman of the Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 27 years. Aside from extensive outdoor experiences with his family, Dick formally was introduced to the field of natural resource conservation when he was employed in 1969 by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This duty as a water quality specialist followed his graduation from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, and preceded graduate work in Environmental Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With an MS degree earned in 1971, Dick continued graduate studies in mass communications and, from 1973 to 1976, served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School and Institute for Environmental Studies. In 1977, Dick joined the Wildlife Management Institute as director of publications and in 1988, he was made secretary. With the Institute, he has coordinated the annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference since 1986 and edited or co-edited the Conference Transactions from 1986 through 1995. He became vice president in 1999 and executive vice president in 2001. He wrote popular books on wood ducks and moose hunting in Alaska and coauthored a book with Club member Henry M. Reeves on the natural and ethnozoological histories of pronghorn. He also edited and produced ecology and management books on big game, mule and black-tailed deer, waterfowl, elk, white-tailed deer, mourning doves, wood ducks, and moose. Dick wrote numerous magazine articles on conservation matters and was the author or co-author of booklets and chapters for wildlife management books. He is a member of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the Outdoor Writers Association of America, The Wildlife Society, and the Boone and Crockett Club (professional member). Dick was elected to the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1991. His particular professional interest is ethnozoology. A resident of Annapolis, Maryland, his personal interests include hunting, fishing, dog training, wildlife and Native American art, and experiencing the outdoors with his two children and six grandchildren.