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Master Wildlifer is designed for landowners,land managers, and outdoor recreationists who are interested in including wildlife considerations into their current land management activities. Practising land managers will find
the course valuable in highlighting alternative management approaches for wildlife in forest and farm settings.
Special emphasis is placed on wildlife species(game species) that currently offer land owners additional sources
of income through recreational access fees. Course paritcipants will obtain the knowledge and necessary tools to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife species that can be enjoyed by themsleves, family, and anyone interested in wildlife.

The Master Wildlifer course will be broadcast live over satellite fro Clemson University's studio and delivered
to downlink sites across through February 4, 2003 to March 18, 2003.

February 4

Introduction to Wildlife Management
Includes concepts and developing and implementing a wildlife management plan

Speakers:

Wildlife Management Concepts


Greg Yarrow
Department of Forest Resources,Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Developing and Implementing a Wildlife Management Plan


Rhett Johnson
School of Forestry and WIldlife Sciences
Auburn University, Alabama

February 11

Biology & Management of Bobwhite Quail, Cottontail Rabbit & Mourning Dove

Speakers:


Bobwhite Quail Cottontail Rabbit Biology & Management


Ted Devos

Mourning Dove Biology & Management

Marion Barnes
Walterboro, SC

February 18

Biology & Management of Eastern Wild Turkey

Speakers:


James Earl Kennamer
National Wild Turkey Federation
Edgefield, SC


Jim Miller
Department of Wildlife and FIsheries,Missisippi State University
Missisippi State, MI

February 25

Managing Waterfowl, Wetlands and Other Aquatic Resources
Includes Waterfowl, Wetland Wildlife, and Warm Pond Management

Speakers:


Leigh Fredrickson
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri
Gaylord Labs
Puxico, MO

Mike Masser
Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences,Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

March 4

Biology & Management of White-tailed Deer

Speakers:


Joe Hamilton
Nature Conservancy
Walterboro,SC

Brian Murphy
Quality Deer Management Association
Watkinsville, GA

March 11

Managing for Wildlife Diversity
Focus on managing for non-game & threatened & endangered species management

Speakers:


Chris Moorman
NCSU
Raleigh, NC

Jim Ozier
Georgia Department of Forest Resources
Forseth, GA

March 18

Developing Wildlife Recreational Opportunities

Speakers:


Neal Wilkins
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Don Steinbach
Professor Emeritus
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

A reference manual was provided to those viewing the short course, which covered each session in depth. Speakers presentation notes for each sessions were prepared for short course participants.

For more information contact:

Bill Hubbard whubbard@uga.edu (706) 542-7813
George Kessler gksslr@clemson.edu (864) 656-4836
Greg Yarrow gyarrow@clemson.edu (864) 656-7370

Master Wildlifer tapes are now available . Please click here to order tapes.

Sponsored by

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson University Cooperation Extension Service
  • The Regional Extension Forester - Southern Region
  • The USDA Forest Service - Southern Region
  • BASF
  • The American Tree Farm System
  • Others participating at the local and state level
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