Turkey Habitat Management for East Texas Landowners
Want a crash course in turkey management 101? You are in luck! The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a multi-county Land Stewardship Practices for Wild Turkey Field Day at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area. The field day will be for landowners interested in managing their properties for wildlife, particularly wild turkey. AgriLife Extension staff will discuss the importance of private land stewardship for wildlife as well as the basic biology and management of eastern wild turkey.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department experts will discuss wild turkey re-stocking and restoration efforts, native grass restoration and the wildlife property tax valuation process. The field day will include an afternoon tour of the management area where proper land stewardship and wildlife management techniques for many wildlife species, including the eastern wild turkey are implemented. Field demonstrations will include GPS/GIS technology for wildlife management, and timber thinning and prescribed fire to maintain grasslands and improve turkey habitat.
There will be no cost to attend the wild turkey management field day but attendees must pre-register by April 28th to provide a head count for the meal. One TDA CEU will be offered in the integrated pest management category. Speakers will include professionals from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Special thanks goes to the Gus Engeling WMA for hosting the event and to Heritage Land Bank for sponsoring the meal. The agenda is as follows:
Turkey Management Workshop Details
When: May 1 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Where: Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, 16149 North US HWY 287, Tennessee Colony, Texas
Pre-registration: Call the Anderson County Extension Office at (903)-723-3735
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