FSCA meeting Tuesday night September 9, 2014 at 7:30

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FSCA meeting Tuesday night September 9, 2014 at 7:30

Post by bwright » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:04 pm

Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association meeting this Tuesday night September 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm we meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Building located on the north side of Northlake Blvd. one mile west of Beeline Highway.

FSCA September guest Speaker will be: Elina Garrison with the White-tailed Deer Research from Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

She will be speaking on is researchers from the University of Georgia and the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center on a large-scale, multi- year research study on whitetailed deer, the most popular game animal in Florida and the primary prey of the Florida Panther, in South Florida. We are also collaborating with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Big Cypress National Preserve.

One of the main objectives of the proposed study is to understand what factors influence deer pop- ulation dynamics in South Florida to help us better manage for a robust deer population for sustain- able harvest by hunters for and for panthers. The other main objective is to develop a survey method using remotesensing cameras that will allow us to obtain dependable deer density and abundance estimates. By understanding the system and by being able to reliably monitor changes in deer populations longterm, we will have the necessary tools for sciencebased support for management.

Considering the recent declines in deer populations in some areas of Big Cypress and changes in predation community, hydrology and habitat, it is important to conduct the research at this time. The project design will entail long-term, intensive trail-camera monitoring and capturing/ collaring of approximately 100 deer across 3 study sites. Cooperation from key stakeholder groups such as the Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association will be key to the success of the project.

The presentation to Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association meeting will provide an overview of the research project, including the importance of the project, and proposed objectives, methods and study sites. It will also allow me to answer questions and will offer an opportunity for the attendees to provide feedback.

Other subjects that will be discussed at this meeting include the Youth hunting Program of Florida, South Florida Water Management WRAC-WREC meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting, and FSCA Outdoor Youth Day.

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