We are land stewards.  We care about our clients' farms as much or more than they do.  Clients who contract with us for annual services rest easy knowing that their property is in the best of hands.  We plan and budget for annual improvements and maintenance expenses, and take care of it all.  Dogwood Land Management is essentially a one-stop shop for landowners with the need for a trustworthy, qualified company to improve their hunting land and keep it "turn-key" for their enjoyment.  Our team of skilled and knowledgable wildlife professionals are passionate about the land and wildlife that God has entrusted us with. 

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Chase Burns - President

Habitat Consultant

Chase attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he studied Wildlife Biology, before getting married, moving to western Illinois and starting his own construction and real estate investment company. Later, he gained valuable experience working in major contract oversight and quality assurance with the federal government. He has attained both the  Deer Steward Level 1 and Level 2 certifications through the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA).


Currently, Chase is President of, both, the West Central Illinois Branch and the Illinois State Chapter of the QDMA and was recently awarded the title of "Branch President of the Year", by the national organization.

He is also a member of the professional team behind the highly acclaimed television series - "The Management Advantage".   Chase is a regular contributor to various widely-circulated outdoor publications, authoring hunting and habitat related articles.  He and his wife, Jackie, are raising their two young sons as followers of Christ and future land stewards on their own intensively managed hunting property, located in Mercer County, Illinois.