For hunters and landowners interested in healthier deer and better hunting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced some upcoming white-tailed deer management seminars. The habitat and wildlife management classes will take place at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is located about 30 minutes west of Kerrville, Texas. This area offers a very educational view on the interaction between the whitetail and its native habitat.
The Kerr WMA is offering seminars free to the public on the first Friday of each month in August, September, and October. Seminars include an ecosystems approach as it pertains to range and wildlife habitat management with emphasis on whitetail deer management. Topics discussed include deer management, grazing management, prescribed burning and brush control as well as how these management techniques effect threatened and endangered species. You will get some insight into key deer foods and how to appraise the habitat found on your ranch.
The programs will also include over 30 years of deer nutrition and genetics research conducted in the Donnie E. Harmel White-tailed Deer Research Facility. This research includes some of the most comprehensive set of whitetail antler research data every collected. Learn about how age, genetics, and nutrition can be managed to improve deer found on your property (Read this article to learn how to age deer by their teeth). After attending the class you can finally answer the age old question of, “Should spikes should be harvested on your property?”
Upcoming seminars are scheduled for August 6th, September 3rd, and October 1st. Each program will begin at 1:00 pm and run until 5:00 pm. For further information and registration please contact Lisa Wolle at the KWMA headquarters, 830-238-4483.