Waterfowl Demonstration

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Demonstration planned to show beneficial and legal waterfowl management techniques in Charleston

Waterfowl season is fast approaching and it will not be long until birds begin arriving on their over-wintering southern haunts.  Knowledge of how to plant, manage, and manipulate wetland habitats across Mississippi for the benefit of resident and migratory waterfowl can put hunters and managers ahead of the game.  

A Waterfowl Manage-ment Field-Day will be held on September 29 at Charleston Farms just outside of Charleston in Tallahatchie County. If you’re a landowner, hunter, or a waterfowl enthusiast, don’t miss this event. There is limited space available and only the first 100 to register can be accepted.

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“This field day with on-farm demonstration is designed to assist landowners, hunters, or anyone interested in making their land more attractive to waterfowl or wildlife in general,” says Adam Tullos, natural resource enterprises extension associate with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service.

This demonstration is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi State University’s Natural Resource Enterprise program, Wildlife Mississippi, and the Mississippi Partner’s for Fish and Wildlife Program. This field day will be held on an actively managed demonstration farm illustrating management practices varying from inexpensive low impact techniques to intensive multi-year manipulation approaches.

Professional wildlife biologists and wildlife officers from state and federal agencies along with resource managers from other organizations will be on hand to instruct and answer questions about migratory bird management and hunting restrictions related to waterfowl and other migratory birds.

“Wildlife biologists, Engineers, Enforcement officials, and field staff from Mississippi State, NRCS, Ducks Unlimited, US Fish and Wildlife Service, MDWFP, and others, have come together to make this field day an informative, but enjoyable event,” Tullos said.  “These professionals will describe ways to plant, manage, and manipulate a variety of vegetation types designed to attract migratory birds while providing excellent hunting opportunities”.

For further information about this event and to register, please contact the Tallahatchie county extension office (662) 647-8746 or visit the Natural Resource Enterprise program on the web at www.naturalresources.msstate.edu.