A series of conferences for landowners wanting to know more about the bird hunting industry will be held throughout the state in June.

The meetings are designed for anyone who wants to improve bird hunting, breed birds for release and protect their birds against disease losses, said Dr. Lee Cartwright, Texas Cooperative Extension poultry science specialist.

Registration is free. Participants who pre-register will receive a free lunch.

Each meeting will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dates and places are: June 1 in Amarillo; June 5 in Stephenville; June 7 in Overton; June 8 in Beaumont; June 13 in San Angelo; June 15 in El Paso; June 21 in Temple; and June 27 in Corpus Christi.

Topics will include:

- The Game Bird Business: Profitability and Business Models.

- How to Hunt Your Property.

- How to Manage Property for Wild Birds.

- Planting Your Property – At What Cost?

- Promoting Your Birds and Your Preserve.

- Threat-Proofing Your Business.

Speakers will outline the national poultry improvement plan. A hands-on session with a disease-testing school and necropsy/bird posting health examination will also be presented.

More information about locations and registration is available from Cartwright, 107 Kleberg Center, TAMU 2472, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2472, 979-845-4319, a-cartwright@tamu.edu, or from http://gallus.tamu.edu/ and click on the link for Workshops and Symposia.