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Learn to attract wildlife to your land

If you have a love of wildlife and want to attract it to your land, you're in luck. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a wildlife habitat workshop for enthusiasts at Huntsville, Ark., on Saturday, March 31.

“Managing Your Land for Wildlife Recreation” is the theme of the all-day workshop at the Ozark Natural Science Center just north of Huntsville on state Hwy. 23.

The staff from the Ozark Natural Science Center will provide a brief overview of the center's programs.

Mike Staten with Anderson Tully Company will discuss how to create quality food plots to attract wildlife.

Darrin Henderson, Madison County, Ark., Extension staff chair, and Johnny Gunsaulis, Washington County, Ark., Extension agent, will discuss soil sampling, soil sample results and soil fertility necessary for quality food plots.

In the afternoon, participants can choose between two different programming options.

One option will be a tour of management practices in the Madison County Wildlife Management Area and established food plots and forestry practices.

The other option will include a presentation on wildlife rehabilitation by the crew at the Witter Wildlife Refuge.

The Audubon Arkansas will provide a session on birding, habitat requirements and encouraging birds to your property.

The program begins at 9 a.m. with registration and ends at 3 p.m. Cost is $15 for the program and lunch. Notebooks with additional information on the talks covered will be available for $10.

For registration forms or more information, contact the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service at (479) 444-1755.

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