Feb 19, 2024

CAMPBELL: Cottonwood Extension offers White-tailed deer program

Posted Feb 19, 2024 7:09 PM

Cottonwood Extension District

Did you know that deer hunting was enjoyed by 7.9 million people in 2016?

White-tailed deer are widely distributed in North America and for at least 10,000 years have been important to human beings for food, clothing, and tools.

White-tailed deer are a medium-sized cervid that evolved in North America. The species’ range extends from the Yukon and Northwest Territories in Canada, south through the United States, Mexico, and Central America, into South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia.

Deer hunters and wildlife enthusiast come join us on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Research Center – Hays auditorium, 1232 240th Avenue.

Drew Richetts, an Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist with K-State Research & Extension will give about a ninety-minute program on white-tailed deer biology, space use, cover requirements, nutritional requirements, managing white-tailed deer habitat, supplemental feeding and managing white-tailed deer populations. And there will be time for your questions!

All interested people are invited to attend this free program. No RSVP necessary. If you have any questions contact us at the Cottonwood Extension Office 785-628-9430 or email [email protected]

Come learn how to improve the habitat and increase your chances of success when pursuing the most popular game animal in North America.

Stacy Campbell is a Crop Production Extension agent in the Cottonwood District (which includes Barton and Ellis counties) for K-State Research and Extension. You can contact him by e-mail at [email protected] or by calling 785-628-9430.