Deer management workshops offer hands-on experience

By: From The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
By: From The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host two White-tailed Deer Management workshops to help producers better understand and manage Oklahoma’s primary wildlife resource.

The first workshop will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Don Ritter’s Freedom Rock Ranch near Atoka, Okla. The second workshop, which will present similar information, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Noble Foundation Oswalt Road Ranch near Marietta, Okla. Both workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and are open to the public. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

During the workshops, consultants and researchers from the Noble Foundation will discuss deer habitat, food habits, population management and management associations. The workshop will include demonstrations and presentations with in-class discussion. There will be several reference publications available to attendees as well.

“These workshops provide key insights into the behavior and biology of deer,” said Ken Gee, Noble Foundation senior wildlife researcher. “Most producers understand the methods for managing livestock. We’re going to help provide a knowledge base so that they can actively manage this wildlife resource with equal efficiency.”

The registration fee for each workshop is $20, which includes lunch. To register for a workshop, contact Tracy Cumbie at 580.224.6292 or register online at

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