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Workshops feature game birds, prescribed burns

Mississippi workshops on game bird management, prescribed burning

Land management workshops about game birds and prescribed burning have been scheduled for Panola and Pike counties in Mississippi. The Mississippi State University workshops are designed for landowners, foresters, loggers and wildlife biologists.

The game bird workshops in Batesville, Miss., on Feb. 21 and in McComb, Miss., on Feb. 28 are hosted by the MSU Extension Service, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The $30 registration fee includes lunch, snacks and publications.

“Upland game bird wildlife biologists and managers will teach basic concepts in quail and turkey biology, habitat management, supplemental plantings and the effectiveness of supplementing a property with pen-reared quail,” said Bronson Strickland, MSU Extension wildlife management specialist.

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The prescribed burning workshops will be in Sardis, Miss., on Feb. 22 and McComb on March 1. The $10 registration fee includes lunch, snacks and materials.

“Prescribed burning experts will teach attendees about the history of using fire for management, legal issues and developing a burn plan,” Strickland said. “Weather permitting, we’ll have a burning demonstration.”

Sign-in for all the workshops begins at 8:30 a.m. The programs run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Advance registration by Feb. 17 is required for the workshops. For registration and location information: Game bird, burning workshops.

Registered foresters, loggers and wildlife biologists can receive professional credit hours for the workshops.

For more information, call Strickland at (662) 325-8141.

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