Workshop will teach deer control

Published 8:32 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2009

If you live in rural Chilton County, chances are you have had to deal with deer. The Chilton Research and Extension Center in Thorsby will host a deer management workshop Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The workshop will be hosted by Roger Vines, county extension coordinator for Coosa County. The actual workshop will be conducted live at the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University, and will be broadcast here via videoconferencing technology.

The event is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences-Auburn University, in cooperation with the Alabama State Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The seminar will feature talks from several professional deer biologists from Alabama and Mississippi, covering topics such as quality deer management, how to evaluate condition of harvested animals, conducting forage surveys, developing harvest strategies, managing deer habitat and food plots, and developing deer hunting cooperatives.

The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Due to limited seating, please register by Aug. 22. Refreshments and a packet of deer publications is included.

For more information, call Gay West at 280-6268.