Registration Still Open For Bibb County Landowner Deer Management Workshop August 16

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As a hunting property landowner or manager, are you looking for ways to improve habitat, reduce predators, learn more about chronic wasting disease, or even nudge deer hunters toward public lands?

The Bibb County Natural Resources Planning Committee and Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, the latter a division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will host a deer management workshop for landowners Friday, August 16 from 9am-3pm at the Sawmeal Restaurant, 6880 Alabama Highway 5, Brent, AL 35034.

Registration is $21.60 per person and covers Auburn University-required sales tax, lunch and educational materials.  Payment can be made by check to Bibb County Extension Office, 183 S.W. Davidson Drive, Centreville, AL 35042, at the door at the workshop; or by 4:30pm Thursday, August 15 online at http://www.aces.edu/go/1051 

Five (5) Professional Log Manager (PLM) credits and five (5) Forestry Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for participants who attend the workshop.

Topics to be covered will include deer populations/habitat, chronic wasting disease (CWD), habitat management, public hunting lands overview, camera surveys, food plot management and predation/predator management. Here is the workshop agenda:

9:00am-9:10am-Welcome/Opening Remarks/Housekeeping-Matt Hartzell, Alabama Extension

9:10am-9:55am-Understanding relationships between deer populations and habitat-Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

9:55am-10:40am-Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Chris Cook, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

10:40am-11:30am-Habitat Management: How to provide what deer need year-round-Andy Baril, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Extension

11:30am-12:30pm-Lunch-Hot buffet and/or salad bar at Sawmeal included with registration fee

12:30pm-1:00pm-Overview of public land deer hunting in Bibb County as an alternative to steer prospective hunters towards—Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and Oakmulgee and Cahaba River Wildlife Management Areas

1:00pm-2:00pm-Camera Surveys: How to do them and interpret the data and Food Plot Management: What/when/where to plant—Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

2:00pm-3:00pm-Predation and Predator Management: Does it Work? And Quality Deer Management (QDM)—Matt Brock, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

For more information, call the Bibb County Extension Office at 205-926-4310, send an email to mdh0007@aces.edu, and/or visit and like the Bibb County Natural Resources Planning Committee Facebook page.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  Everyone is welcome!

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As the Bibb County Coordinator for Alabama Extension, Matthew D. Hartzell coordinates the implementation of all Extension programs in Bibb County in many program areas. These program areas include 4-H and Youth Development, Animal Sciences, Food Safety and Quality, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, Family and Child Development, Family Resource Management and Workforce Development, Commercial Horticulture, Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests, Farm and Agribusiness Management, and Community and Economic Development. Hartzell has served in his current position for 12 years and held primary program assignments in Community and Economic Development, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, and Forestry Wildlife and Natural Resources.

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