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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coyotes and Feral Dog Educational Program

COYOTES AND FERAL DOGS IN OUR FUTURE? Announcing a Two-Part Educational Program aimed for the Northern Piedmont of North Carolina and Neighboring Counties in Virginia PART I - Thursday, February 3 Professional Coyote Trapping and Tips on Successful Coyote Hunting Location: Dumaine Farms - 725 Barnes Road, Eden, NC 27288. 8:30 am Registration and Refreshments. Ben Chase, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Area Livestock Extension Agent. Refreshments and Facilities provided by Dumaine Farm Trust, James Moore, Caretaker 9:00 am Introduction Dr. Pete Bromley, Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Science, North Carolina State University, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Trustee Dumaine Farms 9:15 am Trapping Basics Todd Menke, Assistant Director, USDA-APHIS, Wildlife Services, Raleigh, NC, Certified Wildlife Biologist 10 am Running the Trap Line - Tips on Successful Coyote Calling and Hunting Todd Menke 11:30 am Wrap-Up, Questions and Answers Pete Bromley PART II - Thursday, March 10, 2011 Managing Coyotes and Feral Dogs Location: Rockingham County Agricultural Center, 525 HWY 65, Wentworth, NC 7:00 pm Introduction. Ben Chase, Area Livestock Extension Agent 7:15 pm Laws affecting Coyotes and Feral Dogs. Barry Joyce, Master Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Rockingham County, NC. 7:45 pm History of Coyotes in the Northern Piedmont Perry Sumner, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Wildlife Management Division, Section Manager Surveys/Research & Wildlife Diversity 8:15 pm Ecology and Management of Coyotes and Feral Dogs on the Landscape. Dr. Chris DePerno, Associate Professor of Wildlife Science and Wildlife Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. 8:45 pm Wrap-Up, Questions and Answers Ben Chase and Dr. Pete Bromley SPONSORS : North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service – Rockingham & Guilford Counties USDA-APHIS, Wildlife Services, North Carolina Office North Carolina Trappers Association Hunting Advisory Committee, Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Dumaine Farm Trust, Wentworth, NC Area Cattlemans Associations, Area Sheep and Goat Producers, Area Poultry Producers, Area Horse Owners For additional information, call Ben Chase, Rockingham & Guilford County Extension Livestock Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at 1-800-666-3625, 342-8235 or email - In case of inclement weather, please call 1-800-666-3625 or 342-8235 for a recorded message.

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