The full agenda includes a host of qualified specialists who will provide information on a number of deer management topics. The full agenda includes:

Day 1

* Reflections on Stewardship - Dr. Dan McBride

* Fundamentals of Deer Management - Ty Bartoskowitz

* Plant/Soil Responses to Fire and Drought - Steve Nelle

* Range Management Considerations - Ricky Linex

* Making a Feeding Program Work - Kent Mills

* Economic, Ecologic, and Biologic Costs of Feeding - Dr. Dave Hewitt

* Emerging Research Issues - Dr. Randy DeYoung

* Wildlife Management Association/Co-op Perspectives - Warren Blesh

* Trail Cameras for Surveys and Scouting - Ruben Cantu

* Status Report on Antler Regs - David Forrester

* Genetic Management Strategies Using Breeder Permits, DMP Facilities, and Traditional Culling - Warren Bluntzer, Dr. Charges DeYoung, and Don Draeger

* Public Perceptions of Deer Breeding - Brian Murphy

* Market Sustainability of Deer Hunting - Greg Simons

* Perspective on CWD - Dr. James Kroll, Dr. Bill Eikenhorst, Mitch Lockwood

DAY 2

* Field Tour of Quail Ridge Ranch with plant identification, range interpretations, and deer necropsy on the agenda.

Rollins says this year’s Study Group theme is “Navigating the Deer Management Continuum,” which reflects the spectrum of deer management intensity and technologies.

Somervell County Expo and Texas Amphitheatre is located in Glen Rose at 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. Day one activities start with registration at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until 8:45 a.m.  Breaks for lunch and dinner are scheduled.

Tour of the Quail Ridge Ranch gets underway at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2 of the event.

Individual registration is $75 before April 10 and $100 thereafter. Registration is available online at www.texas-wildlife.org.

 

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