Free Landowner's Pheasant Management Workshop, on Saturday,

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7/25/02

IL DNR

Illinois landowners, sportsmen, and others, who want to see ring-neck pheasant numbers increase, are invited to attend a free Landowner's Pheasant Management Workshop, on Saturday, Aug. 24 near Clinton in DeWitt County.

The 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. workshop will include a program followed by a tour of habitat practices and a free lunch provided by Pheasants Forever. The workshop will focus on improving pheasant habitat and accessing state, federal, and private programs to implement various wildlife management practices. Resource agency speakers will discuss improving the farmland landscape for the benefit of ring-neck pheasants and other wildlife through the use of nest cover plantings, native grass patches, prescribed burning, food plots, filter strips, and contour buffer strips. In addition, commercial seed and equipment vendors will be on hand to discuss their products.

Please register in advance for this free workshop by telephoning 217/784-4730 or faxing 217/784-8116 with your name, address, phone number, and the number attending. Pre-registrants will have their names entered in a drawing for a shotgun donated by Pheasants Forever and will receive detailed directions to the workshop site.

The event is jointly sponsored by Illinois Pheasants Forever, DeWitt County Pheasants Forever Chapter, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, DeWitt County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Illinois Buffer Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

For more information, interested landowners and sportsmen may call the Department of Natural Resources, Larry David, at 217/784-4730. Other contacts include Carl Handel at 217/423-7708; Jeff Gaska at 920/927-3579 and Tom Schwartz at 217/498-7558.
 


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