The DEC Region 5 Office in Warrensburg will hold four presentations – on winter preparedness, woodlot management, fishing, and turkey hunting – this winter as part of their Fin, Fur, and Forest Seminar Series.
The presentations are free and geared for people of all levels of experience. Participants should dress for the weather as a portion of each seminar may include outside demonstrations.
All presentations begin at 7 pm at the DEC Warrensburg Office, 232 Golf Course Road in Warrensburg.
January 26, 2016 – Winter Preparedness
Forest Ranger Mike Bodnar will provide information on how to properly prepare for winter recreation activities including planning for the outing; choosing the proper basic equipment and clothing for weather conditions; and how to handle the unexpected.
February 23, 2016 – Managing Your Private Woodlot
Forester Rich McDermott will provide information on how to define forest management objectives for your land and resources available to help meet your objectives; understanding the forest tax law; management techniques for native species and invasive species; and selecting seed sources for future regeneration.
March 22, 2016 – Fishing for Fun
Fisheries Biologists Jim Pinheiro and Rob Fiorentino will provide information on how to identify popular fish species of NY; what waters are best to find them in; and discuss and demonstrate techniques to help you catch them.
April 26, 2016 – Turkey Hunting Tactics
Wildlife Biologists Melissa Neely and Mike Clark will provide information on the biology and status of the wild turkey in NY; how to scout birds and choose a hunting location; choosing hunting gear and clothing; and turkey calling.