PINEWOOD – The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, South Carolina Waterfowl Association, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, together with Clemson’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center are partnering to present the S.C. Midlands Waterfowl Habitat and Hunt Management Workshop.

Waterfowl and Hunt Management workshop Oct. 20-21 at the South Carolina Waterfowl Association's Education Center in Pinewood.

Waterfowl and Hunt Management workshop Oct. 20-21 at the South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s Education Center in Pinewood.
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The workshop will be held Oct. 20-21 at the South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s Education Center on Kennette Trail Road in Pinewood. Cost for anyone attending just the Oct. 20 session is $50, which includes a meal. Cost for people attending both days is $100, which includes meals. Cost for people attending both days and staying Friday night is $150, which includes meals and lodging.

“The goal of the workshop is to present information on best habitat and hunt management practices for waterfowl areas in the Midlands of 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.”

Workshop attendees will qualify for 1.5 pesticide credits, Kaminski said. The Oct. 20 session takes place from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Oct. 21 session is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by field trip to private-land waterfowl management areas. Registration deadline is Oct. 14. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/Waterfowl-Habitat-Hunt-Mgt. For information, contact Susan Guynn, sguynn@clemson.edu, or 864-656-0606. For an agenda, go to https://tinyurl.com/WaterfowlHabitatHuntMgtAgenda.

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