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August 12, 2008   Email to Friend 

WILDLIFE SCHOOL SET AT BEAR BRANCH LODGE
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
August 12, 2008

TOWNLEY, Ala. -- Wildlife management concepts, determining property and lease values and common wildlife misconceptions will be part of the agenda for Wildlife School, a three-day landowner seminar set for Aug. 19-21 in the Walker County community of Townley.

Hosted by the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts Forestry and Wildlife Standing Committee, the school will be at scenic Bear Branch Lodge. The lodge, owned by Rodney Tittle, is a secluded fishing and hunting lodge about 75 miles northwest of Birmingham.

The school kicks off at 1 p.m. on Tuesday with first-day topics touching on wildlife management, population dynamics, management plans, the value of habitat management, feeding and misconceptions.

Wednesday's 8 a.m.-5 p.m. agenda includes sessions on prescribed burning, herbicide use, timber management, establishing native grasses, wilding openings, deer and wild turkey management, feral hog damage and control and cost-share assistance.

Thursday sessions begin at 8 a.m. and conclude around noon. Topics will include fish pond design and management, beaver damage and control, agricultural landscape, woodland quail and dove management, endangered species and tax issues for forest landowners.

For more information, contact (256) 835-7821 Ext. 3, or go to www.swcc.alabama.gov/BoardMtgs.htm and click on "Wildlife School."

Download Wildlife School Agenda Here


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