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January 16, 2012   Email to Friend 

FREE WATERFOWL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 4
Kelly Knowles, Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
(334) 844-1010
January 16, 2012

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a free waterfowl management workshop at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge visitor center Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Designed to provide the latest in research and practical habitat management techniques, the seminar will focus on what landowners and hunters can do to manage waterfowl using sound, science-based information. The workshop is also an opportunity for beginner waterfowlers to get hands-on duck identification experience.

The seminar will begin with presentations from professional biologists covering topics such as waterfowl food habits and habitat use, managing crop and moist soil plants, manipulating water levels, and cost share programs available to offset management costs. A tour of the waterfowl management impoundments of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge will be conducted after lunch.

Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences waterfowl professor Dr. Gary Hepp will be presenting at the seminar and says the best available waterfowl habitat is vitally important for waterfowl hunters.

“With a little knowledge and active management, waterfowl hunters and landowners can attract ducks to their wetlands either for hunting or wildlife viewing,” said Hepp.  

Lunch will not be provided as a part of the seminar, so attendees should make individual lunch plans. While the event is free, attendees should register by Wednesday, Feb. 1. To register, call Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or email her at knowlkw@auburn.edu.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions:  Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.  To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.


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