MDC offers deer management workshop on May 17 in Osage County

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BLAND, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a white-tail deer management workshop for landowners and property managers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 17 at Prairie Star Farm in Bland, located at 117 County Road 741. The workshop is free, but space is limited and participants must preregister by May 13.

Experts from MDC will offer presentations on a variety of topics during the workshop. Issues covered will include the biology and habitat requirements of deer in Missouri, managing habitat on private land, cost-share practices for habitat management, and the importance of prescribed burning.

“The workshop is open to anyone interested in deer management,” said MDC Private Land Conservationist Seth Barrioz. “But it will be especially helpful to property owners or managers who want to improve their habitat for deer.”

Weather permitting, a field tour will follow the classroom session. This tour will include tree identification, plant identification, food plots, woodland edge management, and timber stand improvements.

For more information, or to register for the workshop, contact Barrioz at, or 573-897-3797, ext. 116.

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