Friday, September 1, 2017

Two-pronged Approach to Deer Management

PA Forests Web Seminar Center

Date: November 14, 2017
Times: noon - 1:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, eastern time. Questions often last an extra 15 to 20 minutes

Registration: Presentation URL (for both times):
Handouts, PowerPoints and Recorded Presentations will be available at

Presentation summary: 
Extended deer seasons and increased antlerless licenses are often to blame as the sole reason for hunters seeing fewer deer. However, in many cases poor habitat is a limiting factor. Providing quality habitat is essential for maintaining any wildlife population. Deer management consists of a two pronged approach that includes improving habitat while simultaneously harvesting the appropriate number of female deer. This presentation will show you how the two are intertwined. Specific habitat improvement practices you can install on your property will be discussed. In addition, the presentation will cover how to assess the level of deer browsing impacts and use it to determine the need for antlerless deer harvests.

Presented by: David Jackson, Forest Resources Extension Educator, Penn State Extension.

*** Please note: Continuing Education credits are not available for reviewing recorded webinars. You must participate in the live seminar to receive credit.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of PA SFI Continuing Education (C.E.) credit. You must complete 3 additional hours of C.E. credit to add 1 year to your training card expiration date. Individuals seeking C.E. credit must submit a completed Non-SFI Course C.E. credit form (Please request that the webinar administrator send PA SFI confirmation of your participation), a course agenda or certificate of completion, and a $20 administrative fee (Check made payable to “PA SIC”) to the PA SFI office. Continuing Education credit can only extend your PA SFI Training Card expiration date by a maximum of 3-years from the current calendar year. Please refer to the PA SFI Training Policy for a complete description of the program requirements.