Wildlife management education events scheduled in Panhandle region
A series of six meetings in Roberts and Hemphill counties will help producers analyze and evaluate the "big picture" of wildlife before making any management decisions.
"Advanced Topics in Wildlife Management" is a series of educational events and activities designed for producers and landowners in the Texas Panhandle region, as well as eastern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle.
"Whether your focus is deer, pronghorn, quail or turkey, this program will offer an opportunity to learn more about factors that influence wildlife populations," said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension agricultural and natural resources agent in Roberts County.
The meetings will be held in the Miami Community Center or the Hemphill County Exhibition Center, as well as in the field observing and analyzing important land management decisions, Dukes said.
The meetings, all beginning at 9 a.m., will be at the following location and cover the following topics:
--May 26, Miami center, program introduction, ecological concepts, ecological regions and ecosystem management.
--June 30, Hemphill center, weather and climate, identifying and managing important Panhandle plants.
--July 28, Miami center, rangeland ecology and management.
--Aug. 25, Hemphill center, wetland ecology and management.
--Sept. 29, Miami center, analyzing the effects of management decisions.
--Oct. 20, Hemphill center, analyzing trends in wildlife populations (deer, pronghorn, turkey and quail).
Pre-registration for this event is required, and seating will be limited to the first 30 who register. The registration fee is $75 per person. Ranches sending more than one representative will receive a $25 discount per individual.
The registration fee must be paid by May 12 and sent to Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Roberts County, Box 456, Miami, TX 79059. Make checks payable to Roberts County.