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TPWD News Release — April 28, 2017

Texas Deer Study Group Workshop Covers Range of Topics May 11-12 in Llano

Clint Faas, cfaas@texas-wildlife.org, 979-541-9803

The Texas Deer Study Group will convene May 11-12 at the Kuykendall Events Center, 2200 RR 152 in Llano. This year’s event will focus on “Land Stewardship: The Basis for Good Deer Management.” Everyone with an interest in deer and deer management is encouraged to attend.

The program starts at 8 a.m. the first day with a wide array of topics, including Land Stewardship and Deer management, Brush Management for Deer, Prescribed Burning and Habitat Management, Deer Nutrition, Deer Energetics, and What a Deer Eats and Why.

After that, the first day will also cover a History of Deer Management in the Hill Country, Harvest Strategies, Effectiveness of Survey Techniques, How Deer Populations Impact Other Wildlife Species, Native Genetics and Quality, plus news about Changes to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Managed Lands Deer Program, Chronic Wasting Disease, and it will end with a Speaker Panel Discussion.

On day two, the group will meet at a local ranch for a half-day of presentations covering getting to know your deer, habitat management techniques and native vegetation.

Sponsorship will be available for businesses and individuals to support the event.  Early registration is $45 until May 4 and $60 after that date. Anyone can register online or get more information via the Texas Wildlife Association website, or contact Clint Faas at cfaas@texas-wildlife.org.

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