Meeting addresses game breeders and hunting preserves

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will hold the “Pennsylvania Game Breeders and Hunting Preserves Annual Meeting,” Feb. 25-27 at The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park.

According to Paul Patterson, associate professor of poultry science, and conference chair, this is a meeting for people interested in game birds or operating a hunting preserve.

Sessions will be conducted by people experienced in game bird production and hunting resort management.

The program will include a very basic session for beginners on incubating and raising birds, as well as presentations of interest to beginners and to industry veterans.

Registration begins at 7 p.m., Feb. 25, followed by a 7:30 p.m. reception. Training and information sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 26.

Sessions will cover a diagnostic update for game birds; pheasant populations and habitat in the Northeast; necroscopy techniques for game birds; public health issues and challenges; training aides for bird dogs; and other topics.

Banquet speaker will be Bret Wallingford, wildlife biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, who will discuss “Fawn Survival of Whitetailed Deer in Pennsylvania.”

For registration materials and a detailed schedule, call 814-865-8301 or visit the World Wide Web at conferences.cas.psu.edu. For more information on conference content call Paul Patterson at 814-865-3414.

Registration will be accepted by mail or fax through Feb. 12.

The registration fee is $55., with a second person from the same firm or a spouse attending for $45. Tickets for Monday evening’s banquet are $28. Late or walk-in registrations will be accepted for $65 as space permits.

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