DOVER — Farmers, landowners and hunters are invited to learn more about managing deer populations, mitigating crop damage and improving hunting at an event sponsored by the Quality Deer Management Association’s Delaware State Chapter.
The Feb. 2 Delmarva Sportsmen’s Classic will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Dover Building.
Topics will include building a successful quality deer management program, whitetail management trends, responsible hunting, buck scoring and managing and hunting in small woodlots.
Speakers include Dr. Mark Conner of Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md.; Dr. Grant Woods of GrowingDeer.tv; QDMA founder Joe Hamilton; Kip Adams, QDMA’s education and outreach director; and Bill Jones, wildlife biologist with the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife. There will also be vendors, displays and exhibits, and pesticide and nutrient management certification credits will be available.
Admission is $5, with children ages 15 and under free. Food will be available for purchase, with limited free venison samples provided by Mark’s Meats. The event is co-sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Delaware Wild Lands, Travis Taxidermy, the Mid-Del Charitable Foundation and Walls Irrigation, and supported by the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
For more information, visit www.delawareqdma.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-542-6323.
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Charles P. West II
President, Delaware State Chapter, Quality Deer Management Association
Chief of Community Relations
Delaware Department of Agriculture