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Management workshop covers white-tailed deer

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University is offering two deer management workshops in late July and August to hunters, land managers and foresters working with white-tailed deer populations.

Register by July 9 for the first course, offered July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Forrest County Extension Office in Hattiesburg. Register by Aug. 13 for the second course, offered Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Thompson Hall on the campus of MSU. The $50 fee for the course covers lunch and educational materials.

Workshop topics include factors that influence antler size, doe and buck harvest management, spike harvest, deer nutrition, timber and food plot management, deer habitat, antler score estimation, hunter recruitment, camera surveys and aging deer. Continuing forestry education credits are available for the workshop.

Register online at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/deer. Contact Bronson Strickland at bronsons@ext.msstate.edu or (662) 325-3174 for more information.

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Writer: Bonnie Coblentz

Released: June 10, 2010
Contact: Dr. Bronson Strickland (662) 325-3174