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Texas AgriLife Extension will hold workshop on wildlife management Oct. 26

by Steve Byrnes

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop Oct. 26 at the Borden County Event Center located on the east side of Gail on U.S. Highway 180.

The program, which involves the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Scurry, Mitchell, Dawson, Garza and Lynn counties, will start at 8:15 a.m. with registration. The program will last from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

 “We’ve scheduled this program to help our landowners maximize what continues to be a very good year,” said Cody Hill, AgriLife Extension agent in Borden County.  “All the presentations will be timely and delivered by speakers with firsthand knowledge of their respective topics. It should be interesting and timely for anyone — hunters, landowners and managers with hunting and wildlife interests in our region.”

Individual registration is $20 due upon arrival. The fee will include lunch.

Topics and speakers will include:

– Getting To Know Your Deer, a deer necropsy, Managing Grazing for Quail, and Chronic Wasting Disease, Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist at San Angelo.

– Most Common Hunting Violations, Brent Tucker, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden in Borden County.

– Managing Predators, Tim McDermott, AgriLife Extension Wildlife Services trapper in Borden County.

– Trapping and Marketing Feral Hogs, Jason Bond, feral hog buyer, Snyder.

For more information, contact Hill at 806-756-4336, codyhill@ag.tamu.edu, or any of the AgriLife Extension offices in the cooperating counties.

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