The Hill Country Livestock Raisers Association (HCLRA) along with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Llano County, will be hosting a Wildlife Management Program on Friday, October 16, 2009. The program will be held at the American Legion Hall in Llano with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the program starting at 9:30 a.m. The program should conclude about 2:30 p.m. There will be a $10.00 registration fee if you RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, to the Extension Office at 325-247-5159 which you will pay at the door. If you do not RSVP by the October 15 deadline, the cost is $15.00 at the door. A hamburger lunch will be provided to benefit the Llano County 4-H Clubs.
The program speakers and topics include:
• Dr. Jim Gallagher, Extension Wildlife Specialist, will discuss quail management and predator control focusing on coyotes.
• Kerr Wildlife Management will discuss deer management, the effects grazing has on wildlife, and controlled burning effects on wildlife.
• Bryan Davis, Natural Resource Extension Agent from Bexar County, will discuss water catchment with a quail guzzler.
• Dale Schmidt, Texas Parks and Wildlife, will present facts about our local deer population and deer counts. There will be three continuing education units (CEUs) offered at the program. One hour will be given in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and two hours will be given in General.
Other news for the HCLRA: The HCLRA currently has 7 students on scholarships. Last year the HCLRA paid on 475 coyotes and since May 1, 2009, 149 coyotes have been paid on. At the present time, the HCLRA has 139 members and is looking for more. Please encourage your neighbors to join.
Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.