The following is from Dr. Don Reed.
White-Tailed Deer Summer Seminar
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 2, 2012
LSU AgCenter Research and Extension
Quality Deer Management Association South Louisiana Branch
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF)
The 2012-13 hunting season is less than three months away and this seminar will recap important harvest information from the past season along with a discussion of the on-going research projects that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is involved. Retired Deer Program Leader David Moreland will once again discuss situations when a white-tail buck should be harvested or passed on to grow another year. These “shoot or don’t shoot” scenarios are important for anyone interested in sound deer managment.
The tremendous success of the Louisiana black bear restoration program will also be addressed by a discussion of what the future holds for the implementation of various management strategies for dealing with expanding bear populations.
This program will be held in the Louisiana Room, located on the first floor of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Building at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge, La. Quail Drive is directly off of Perkins Road between College Drive and Essen Lane. Please call 225-765-2800 if you need more detailed directions to the location.
6:00 pm – 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
Mr. Vic Blanchard, Forester / Wildlife Biologist, A. Wilbert Sons, LLC. President, South La. Branch, Quality Deer Management Association.
Moderator: Mr. Vic Blanchard
6:40 pm – 7:10 pm Post Harvest Information and On-going / Future Research Projects
Mr. Scott Durham, Deer Program Leader, LDWF
7:15 pm – 7:45 pm Potential Big Game Status of the Louisiana Black Bear, and What you can do to Help
Mr. Kenny Ribbeck, Wildlife Division Administrator, LDWF
7:50 pm – 8:20 pm Shoot or Don’t Shoot?
Mr. David Moreland, Outdoor Roots
8:25 pm – 8:40 pm Questions and Closing Comments, Adjournment
There is no registration charge to attend this seminar although seating is limited and participants are urged to call the number below in order to reserve a seat.
Please contact Ms. Tammy Bosch at 225-291-7500 if you or someone you know is interested in attending.
For more information, contact Dr. Don Reed, 225-683-5848.
Dr. Don Reed
Professor, Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, LSU AgCenter