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Wildlife Leadership Academy
2010 Residential Field Schools

Pennsylvania Bucktails
Focuses on white-tailed deer

Pennsylvania Drummers
Focuses on Ruffed Grouse

Pennsylvania Bucktails
July 6-10, 2010

Spend a week engaging in hands-on learning about the biology, ecology, and management of white-tailed deer with the State's top biologists, managers, educators, and media professionals!

Activities include:

Deer necropsy to learn about anatomy and physiology
Using radio telemetry in the field
Using GPS in the field
Habitat evaluations
Deer trivia
Making a collection of plants important to deer
Nature photography and journaling
Ageing deer on the hoof and using jaw bones
Role of hunting in deer management. Firearm safety and target practice
When: July 6-10, 2010
Cost: $400.00

Scholarships are available to help cover tuition costs!

Where: Stone Valley Recreation Area, Huntingdon County

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator, Michele Kittell, [email protected], for registration information. or 570-245-8518.


Making plant collections is a great way for students to learn to identify local plants that are important to deer.
Participants learn to age deer using jaw bones and on the hoof.


Introduction to the role of hunters in deer management, rifle safety, and target shooting.
Buck (in the rut) and doe.

Pennsylvania Drummers
June 22-26, 2010

A week of engaging in hands-on learning about the biology, ecology, and management of Pennsylvania's state bird, the Ruffed Grouse.

Activities would include:

Grouse necropsy to learn about anatomy and physiology
Using radio telemetry in the field
Using GPS in the field
Habitat evaluations
Making a collection of plants important to grouse
Grouse trivia
Nature photography and journaling
Bird dog training
Shotgun safety and clay shoot

When: June 22-26, 2010

Cost: $400.00
Scholarships are available to help cover tuition costs!

Where: Powdermill Nature Reserve,Westmoreland County

Application Information and Materials

Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator, Michele Kittell, [email protected], for registration information. or 570-245-8518.


Introduction to the role of hunting in grouse management, training in shotgun safety, handling, and clay shooting
Students learn what grouse like to eat by collecting plants and insects in the field.

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If you have a son or daughter interested in either of these fantastic programs, I would strongly encourage you to have them apply.

Both "schools" are taught by the best in the field. Scholarships are available.
 
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