Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
MDWFP and MSU to Host Deer Management Workshops
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and
Mississippi State University are planning four workshops throughout
the state to teach participants how to better manage their land for
The workshops are in two-day sets, and participants may
register for one or both days. Workshops will be held June 1 in
Vicksburg at Hinds Community College and June 2 at Mahannah
Wildlife Management Area north of Vicksburg. The workshops on the
MSU campus will be July 13 and 14 at the College of Forest
Resources' Thompson Hall.
Day One will cover management concepts related to white-tailed
deer. Topics include setting up a camera survey; deer habitat,
nutrition, and ecology; food plots; harvest management; and hunter
recruitment. Day Two covers hands-on management applications. These
topics include camera survey photograph analysis; food plot
management; science of harvesting deer, scoring antlers; aging
deer; and butchering and meat handling.
Cost for the workshops is $95 per day or $180 for both days.
This fee covers registration, materials, lunch, and a t-shirt or
cap. Continuing forestry education credits (5 Category 1-CF hours)
are available for registered foresters. Registration begins at 8:30
a.m., and the programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendance is limited to 70 participants on Day One and 30 on
Day Two. Registration for the Vicksburg workshops closes May 18.
Registration for the MSU sessions closes June 29.
These workshops are offered through the MSU College of Forest
Resources, the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Department
of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. To register, or for more
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