Mississippi State University is offering two deer management workshops in late July and August to landowners, hunters, and professionals working with Mississippi's white-tailed deer populations.
Mississippi State University's Extension Service and the College of Forest Resources, along with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, will offer the two-day workshops in Starkville and Biloxi.
The first workshop is July 12 and 13 at Thompson Hall on MSU's Starkville campus. The second workshop is August 9 and 10 at MSU's Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Participants may attend both days or one day. All workshops begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. each day.
Preregistration is required and costs $95 per day or $180 for each two-day session. Registration includes class materials, lunch, and a T-shirt or cap.
Topics on day one are camera survey setup, deer nutrition, food plots, deer habitat, deer ecology, harvest management and hunter recruitment. Topics on day two are camera survey picture analysis, the science of harvesting deer, scoring antlers, how to age deer, wild pig management, and butchering and meat handling.
Continuing education credit hours are available to loggers, wildlife biologists, foresters and crop advisers.
For more information or to register online, visit www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/deer2015, call Kelly LaSalle at (662) 325-3133 or the county Extension office.