Meeting for game breeders and hunting preserves


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.

Basic to veteran.

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.”

To register.

For registration materials and a detailed schedule, call 814-865-8301 or visit the World Wide Web at 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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