Workshops are scheduled throughout the state to help participants better manage their lands for white-tailed deer, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks announced.

Four workshops, held in conjunction with Mississippi State University, in two-day sets. Participants may register for one or both days.

Workshops will be held June 1 in Vicksburg at Hinds Community College and June 2 at Mahannah Wildlife Management Area north of Vicksburg.

Two workshops also will be held on the MSU campus July 13-14 at the College of Forest Resources' Thompson Hall.

A workshop's first day will cover management concepts related to white-tailed deer. Topics include setting up a camera survey; deer habitat, nutrition, and ecology; food plots; harvest management; and hunter recruitment.

The second day covers hands-on management applications. These topics include camera survey photograph analysis; food plot management; science of harvesting deer, scoring antlers; aging deer; and butchering and meat handling.

Cost for the workshops is $95 per day or $180 for both days.

This fee covers registration, materials, lunch, and a T-shirt or cap

Continuing forestry education credits (5 Category 1-CF hours) are available for registered foresters.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance is limited to 70 participants on day one and 30 on day two.

Registration for the Vicksburg workshops closes May 18. Registration for the MSU sessions closes June 29.

These workshops are offered through the MSU College of Forest Resources, the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

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