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Managing Deer Population

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks worked with the MSU Extension Service to host an annual two day workshop this afternoon.

Experts talked on how to managing deer populations, hunter recruitment and much more. Landowners from Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and surrounding states came to participate.

“Deer hunting in Mississippi is a billion dollar industry annually. If you have too many there’s a lot of crop damage, forest damage. And on the hunter’s side we like to teach them how to manage herds, keeping them in balance with their habitat,” said Professor of Wildlife Management Bronson Strickland.

The deer workshop has been hosted by MSU for 5 years.