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Arkansas Game and Fish to Host Deer Management Workshops

From Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

-- Do you have questions about managing deer on private lands? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has the answers. The AGFC will host two deer management workshops in September to help private landowners better manage their deer herds.

As outlined in the goals of the2007 Strategic Deer Management Plan, the AGFC will be conducting the public workshops to help landowners with several topics.

The first workshop will be on Sept. 23 in Sheridan followed by another workshop on Sept. 30 in Fayetteville.

The Sept. 23 workshop will be held at the Epperson Center in Sheridan beginning at 6 p.m. Speakers and topics will include: AGFC deer biologists - General Deer Biology; AGFC private lands biologists - Deer Management Assistance Program; Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry representatives - How to Donate Game to the Needy; AGFC law enforcement - Credible Witness Program; private timber company representatives - Combining Deer and Forest Management. Information booths will be set up by groups such as the Arkansas Bowhunters Association, Arkansas Deer Hunters Alliance and the Quality Deer Management Association.

The second workshop will take place Sept. 30 at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Speakers and topics will include: AGFC deer biologists - General Deer Biology; AGFC biologists - Management of Wedington WMA; US Forest Service personnel - Deer management on National Forests; Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry representatives - How to Donate Game to the Needy; AGFC Law Enforcement - Credible Witness Program.

Information booths will be set up by groups such as the Arkansas Bowhunters Association, Arkansas Deer Hunters Alliance and the Quality Deer Management Association.

For additional information, contact the AGFC at (501) 223-6359.

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