Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Deer Density and Carrying Capacity Workshop

Deer Density and Carrying Capacity Workshop


On Saturday, April 9th, Penn State Extension will host a Deer Density and Carrying Capacity workshop at the Adams County Fish and Game Association.  The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Adams County Fish and Game clubhouse located at 110 Moritz Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353. The cost to attend is $20 per person and includes lunch.  Available seating is limited and pre-registration is required.   

            Participants in the workshop will spend the first half of the day indoors learning about deer habitat, reproduction, and food preferences.  The afternoon session will be spent in the field collecting deer population and habitat data to determine an estimate of deer numbers and the carrying capacity of the land. 

            Registration can be done online by going to the following website: http://guest.cvent.com/d/bdqb65 or by calling our toll-free number at 877-489-1398.  To receive more information about the workshop, contact George Hurd by phone at 717-263-9226 or by email at grh5@psu.eduDeadline for registrations is March 31th.  This event will take place rain or shine.  Come prepared to walk in the woods rain or shine.  In the event of snow, the workshop will have to be canceled and your money will be returned. 

            Program partners for this workshop include the Pennsylvania Game Commission, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Quality Deer Management Association, and the Adams County Fish and Game Association.

Penn State encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact George Hurd at 717-263-9226 in advance of your visit. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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