Saturday, July 25, 2015

MSU Extension to Host Deer Management Workshops

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering two deer management workshops in August to hunters and professionals working with white-tailed deer populations.

The first workshop will be held at the Mississippi Natural Science Museum in Jackson on Aug. 15. The second workshop will be held at Thompson Hall on the MSU campus in Starkville on Aug. 22.

A $50 registration fee for each workshop includes lunch and class materials. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The programs will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Speakers will cover several issues related to deer management: buck harvest strategies; understanding deer nutrition needs; habitat and food plot management; using technology to manage deer populations; and effects of environment and genetics on body and antler size.

Five hours of Continuing Forestry Education and Mississippi Professional Logger Training Program credit are offered to participants.

Extension, the MSU College of Forest Resources and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will sponsor the workshops.

To preregister online, visit http://bit.ly/1Il6Bwa.

Nathan Gregory