Clemson announces Waterfowl and Hunt Management Workshop in Pee Dee
MARION — The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, Clemson’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center, together with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are partnering to present the Pee Dee Waterfowl Habitat and Hunt Management Workshop.
The workshop will be held Feb. 6-7 at The Catfish Farm, located at 1199 Terrell’s Bay Road in Marion. Cost for anyone attending just the Feb. 7 session is $50. Cost for people attending both days is $75, which includes meals and lodging. The lodging will be shared cabins, but with gender separation. Linens are not provided, so attendees planning to stay in the cabins must bring their own bed rolls. Cabin space is limited. Deadline to register is Jan. 31.
“The goal of the workshop is to present information on best habitat and hunt management practices for waterfowl areas in South Carolina,” said Richard Kaminski, director of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation. “We have a variety of topics to cover in this workshop including: birds’ needs and habitats, baiting regulations, cropland management and hunting management strategies. We also will cover pest and invasive aquatic plant management, as well as controlling feral pigs and other nuisance wildlife. All of this information will be presented by waterfowl and wetland experts from various agencies.”
Pesticide applicators who attend the workshop will earn for 1.5 pesticide recertification credits, Kaminski said. Foresters qualify for 4 Category 1 credits and 1.5 Category 2 credits. The Feb. 7 session begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. To register, go to http://bit.ly/PeeDeeWaterfowlMgt. For information, contact Ben Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 843-546-4481. An agenda can be found at http://bit.ly/PeeDeeWaterfowlMgtAgenda.