Volunteers with MUCC’s Wildlife Habitat Program completed the second phase of an elk habitat maintenance project in the Pigeon River Country State Forest last weekend. The first phase of this project was completed in mid-May. The four acre opening has now been cleared of encroaching timber and will be ready to be disked and planted next year after one more on the ground project in the spring of 2017. This project will involve removing any large branches and trunk sections left behind under the fern cover that is currently too thick to see through. There are many more wildlife habitat improvement opportunities coming up as well!
This past weekend leaders of a deer cooperative or local QDMA Branch were invited to participate in the 2016 Deer Rendezvous up at Jay's Sporting Goods this past weekend. The event was financially supported by the QDMA State Council. We had a great turn out of QDMA guys, Cooperative Leaders, DNR staff, and even some guest appearances from Pheasants Forever and the National Wild Turkey Federation! Below is a more detailed outline of the event. If you are thinking about starting a cooperative, lead a cooperative currently, or are a leader within QDMA... You will want to get on the list for the 2017 Deer Rendezvous!
**All of the presentations can be seen by clicking here.**