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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

MDWFP and MSU to Host Game Bird and Prescribed Fire Workshops

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and Mississippi State University are hosting workshops to teach landowners how to better manage their property for bobwhite quail and wild turkeys and to educate landowners about prescribed fire. These workshops will be held on consecutive days (Game Bird Workshop on day 1 and Prescribed Fire Workshop on day 2) in both north and south Mississippi. The first workshops will occur on February 21 - 22 at the Panola County Extension Building and Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area, respectively. The second workshops will be held February 28 - March 1 at Percy Quin State Park. 


Topics to be covered during the game bird workshops include turkey and quail biology, habitat management, and incorporating wildlife management into profitable forestry and agricultural practices. Landowners will also learn about the impacts of predation on game bird populations as well as the answers to commonly asked questions about pen-raised quail, supplemental feeding, and food plots. Topics covered during the prescribed burning workshops include safe and effective use of prescribed fire, fire ecology and wildlife habitat, and legal issues related to prescribed burning in Mississippi. Weather permitting, participants will be given the chance to assist in a prescribed burn demonstration. 


Registration cost is $30 for game bird workshops (day 1) and $10 for prescribed burning workshops (day 2). Registration cost for each workshop includes printed materials and lunch.  Participants may choose to attend either or both workshops. Continuing education credits will be available for registered foresters. Pre-registration is required.  


To pre-register or for more information, please visit www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/gamebird or call Bronson Strickland at (662) 325-8141


For more information regarding wild turkeys, quail, and prescribed burning in Mississippi, visit us at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2199. 

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