From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
-- There will be no charge to Ohio citizens attending a Farmer and Hunter Quality Deer Management Cooperative short course July 24. The course will provide techniques and plans for farmers, hunters and others who wish to reduce deer crop damage, balance sex ratios and improve landowner-hunter relationships.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Holmes High School, Millersburg, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Those who pre-register by July 19 will be eligible to win prizes.
To register, call or email Dan Long at (419) 308-8368, firstname.lastname@example.org, Curt Yoder at (330) 231-1965, email@example.com, or Mose Keim at (330) 705-0023, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A partnership between the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and ODNR's Division of Wildlife, the morning session of this course will focus on hunter-landowner relationships, specifically the development of deer management cooperatives, along with an overview of HuntOhioFarms.com, Ohio's attempt to link hunters and landowners with a web-based match program.
After a free lunch provided by the QDMA, attendees will hear from speakers on a number of management topics including antler growth and genetics, culling and hunter management. A question and answer session will be held at the end of the day.
Learn more about QDMA at http://www.qdma.com/ or go to www.wildohio.com to read about white-tailed deer in Ohio.