STEPHENVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Erath County will conduct a deer management workshop from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville, 1229 N. U.S. Highway 281.
“This workshop was planned by the AgriLife Extension Erath Ag Committee,” said Dr. Whit Weems, AgriLife Extension agent in Erath County. “The topics are planned to be presented in such a way that each talk builds to the next to present a well-rounded look at the most important issues facing native deer managers in our area. All the speakers are well known in their respective fields and several have worked together on programs for years, so I think this effort has all the makings for a truly outstanding educational program.”
The morning workshop topics and presenters will include: Deer Management 101, Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, San Angelo; Deer Habitat Management and Concerns, Ricky Linex, wildlife biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Weatherford; Deer Nutrition, Kent Mills, Hi-Pro Feeds, Snyder; and Economics of Deer Hunting/Management, Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist, Stephenville.
Following an onsite catered lunch, the afternoon session will convene with Managing for Plant Succession, Rollins; Putting It All Together, Mike Miller, technical guidance biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Stephenville; and Case Studies provided by a producer panel.
The workshop will conclude with Weems presenting a wrap-up and offering available deer-management resources.
Individual preregistration is $25 by Oct. 22 and $30 thereafter and at the door. The fees cover lunch and program materials.