From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
-- The 33rd annual meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group will be held in San Antonio Feb. 28-March 2.
The organization was formed with backing from all of the state Game and Fish Agencies in 1977, and Texas has been host to this meeting only twice in its history, Nacogdoches in 1980 and San Antonio in 1995.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting the meeting in cooperation with the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. The purpose is to provide an important forum for sharing research results, management strategies, and emerging issues in the realm of white-tailed deer management.
Typically the event attracts more than 300 biologists and other deer enthusiasts from Texas to Florida to Virginia. This year’s theme is QDM to IDM: The Next Step or the Last Straw?
As experts continue to research and learn more about the most popular big game animal in North America, opportunities exist to get increasingly specific and intensive in management programs. The conference will look at these options in a shoot from the hip session, Intensive Deer Management Techniques – A Path to Purgatory or Paradise?
More information is available online at http://ckwri.tamuk.edu/sedsg/.
See TPWD’s complete calendar of events at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/calendar/