New Deer Biologist Joins DNR

(BLOOMINGTON) – Moriah Boggess joined Indiana DNR as the new statewide deer biologist. 

Moriah Boggess

A native of North Carolina, Moriah received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and his master’s degree through the Deer Ecology and Management Lab at Mississippi State University. His master’s thesis examined the effects of prescribed fire and deer on acorn survival and plant communities. 

Moriah has a keen interest in the interrelationships of habitat management, plant communities, and wildlife populations.

He is an avid deer hunter and enjoys shed hunting, hiking, foraging, reading, and writing in his free time. 

Moriah is stationed at DNR Fish & Wildlife’s Bloomington Field Office.