Upcoming seminars to highlight Texas deer habitat, management

Seminars sponsored by the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Texas Wildlife Association will focus on educating landowners and wildlife managers on aspects of managing property for white-tailed deer.

On March 7, CKWRI will hold its annual Deer Associates Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Resort in San Antonio.

Topics will include, among others:

Dynamics of an urban deer population

Generational nutrition effects on buck antler and body size

Dietary energy influence on body and antler size

Pasture-level body size observations from the Faith Ranch

DMP as a tool to increase trophy bucks

Registration is available by calling (361) 593-4120 at ckwri.tamuk.edu. The cost is $250 for one registrant and one guest.

On April 10-11, the Texas Deer Study Group, sponsored by TWA, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbus, followed by a field tour on the J3J4 Ranch discussing habitat management techniques, native and introduced vegetation and a deer necropsy will be conducted.

Topics will include, among others:

History of deer management in the Post Oak Savanna and Gulf-Coast Prairies

Habitat changes in the Post Oak Savanna and Gulf-Coast Prairies

Managing deer on small acreage: The CO-OP model

Deer management in “farmland” habitat

Value of wildlife: Managing deer from a new perspective

Good science, bad science, no science at all

Registration is available by calling (979) 541-9803 or at texas-wildlife.org. The cost is $75 until March 31 and $100 thereafter.