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March 2, 2016  

Wildlife management workshop series begins in March

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Owners of forest or other properties where there is wildlife can take part in a series of informational sessions on the topic sponsored by Purdue Extension March 31 through May 19.

Wildlife Management for the Private Landowner” will be at the Clinton Public Library, 313 S 4th St., Clinton.

Topics covered in the workshop series, which meets Thursday evenings 6-9 p.m. are:

* Management of forests, grasslands and wetlands.

* Wild turkey biology, white-tailed deer biology, pheasant and quail biology, rabbit biology and dove biology.

* Prescribed burning, wildlife management plan development and assistance programs.

 “At the end of the workshop, landowners should have information necessary to begin the implementation of wildlife management goals and objectives for their property, along with an understanding of who is available to assist them and what kind of financial assistance is available,” said Rob Chapman, an Extension wildlife specialist.

Two Saturday field days are also scheduled during the series on the mornings of April 16 and May 7. Speakers will be natural resources professionals from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Purdue University.

Registration of $70 per person includes course materials and refreshments. Reimbursements of the registration fee are available from the soil and water conservation districts of some counties. To see the list of counties eligible for a reimbursement, to register or for more information on the series, see the series brochure at or contact Chapman at or 812-662-4999.

Writer: Emma Hopkins, 765-494-2384, 

Source: Robert Chapman, 812-662-4999,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
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