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May 15, 2008

Lowcountry deer management workshop offered May 31

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the Salkahatchie Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will be conducting a one-day Deer Management Workshop on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett.

The workshop will feature seminars, presentations and field demonstrations given by wildlife biologists, foresters and agricultural specialists. Presentations and field demonstrations during the day will cover topics including: soil testing, food plot management, tree and shrub plantings, enhancing native vegetation, timber management, harvest strategies and herd management. Guest speakers will include Charles Ruth, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Deer Project Supervisor; Dave Guynn, Professor of Wildlife and Forestry, Clemson University; Marion Barnes, Clemson Extension Agent; and Jay Cantrell, DNR Wildlife Biologist and Webb Center Manager.

Hunters, landowners and others interested in managing deer are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided for all participants.  The workshop will be limited to 30 participants to ensure a quality experience and opportunities for discussion.  The cost is: $15/person.  Anyone interested in attending must pre-register by no later than May 28.

For additional information about the Deer Management Workshop and to register for the event, contact Jay Cantrell or April Graves at DNR’s Webb Wildlife Center, (803) 625-3569 or cantrellj@dnr.sc.gov or  gravesa@dnr.sc.gov.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina's natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state's natural resources and its people.


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