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Dr. James C. Kroll

Dr. James Kroll

ProStaff Member: Dr. James C. Kroll

Occupation: Professor, Stephen F. Austin University

Hunting/Game Management/Ranch Management Experience:

40 years of professional research and management experience. Manage or have managed over 100,000 acres.


  • B.S. Zoology, Baylor University (Distinguished Alumnus)
  • M.S. Zoology, Baylor University
  • Ph.D. Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University (Distinguished Graduate)

Professional Organizations:

  • Member of TTHA (Texas Trophy Hunters Association)
  • The Wildlife Society
  • Texas Forestry Association
  • Texas Deer Association


  • Distinguished Alumnus – Baylor University
  • Distinguished Graduate – Texas A&M
  • Outstanding Researcher – Texas Forestry Assoc.
  • Outstanding Professor – SFA Alumni Assoc.
  • Regents Professor – SFASU
  • Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Forestry
  • Joe C. Denman Professor of Forest Wildlife

Television or Print Media Experiences or Appearances:

  • 6 Seasons – North American WHITETAIL TV
  • Occasional Appearances – Texas Trophy Hunters
  • DR. Deer’s World – New Series (2010)
  • Have written for 37 magazines; monthly columns in North American WHITETAIL and TTHA Magazine

What was it that got you into hunting?

My Uncle C. Spencer Johnson and high school biology teacher (Victor Rippy) introduced me to deer hunting as a young man. I owe them a lot!

Family Information: Wife, Susie and children, Sydney and Cody

Preferred Game Animal: Whitetail Deer

Preferred Weapon Type: Rifle, Shotgun, Bow, Crossbow, Muzzleloader/Black Powder

Thoughts to Share:

I have been associated proudly with TTHA since its beginning.

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