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SC Midlands Waterfowl Habitat and Hunt Management Workshop

October 20-21, 2017

South Carolina Waterfowl Association Wildlife Education Center
Pineville, SC

About the Program

The SCWA will host the Midlands Waterfowl Habitat and Hunt Management workshop in partnership with Clemson Cooperative Extension, Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited, James C. Kennedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Conservation Center, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Information will be presented by waterfowl and wetlands experts from the partnering organizations on best habitat and hunt management practices for waterfowl areas in the Midlands of South Carolina and other applicable freshwater landscapes.

Registration and Lodging Options

One-day registration only on Friday, October 20, 2017 (includes evening meal):  $50
Full registration (Oct 20 and 21, 2017) with Friday evening meal and no lodging:  $100
Full registration (Oct 20 and 21, 2017) with Friday evening meal and Friday night lodging:  $150

Lodging will be shared dormitory facilities but with gender separation. Space in the dormitory is limited, so please register by September 15, 2017.

Agenda

Friday, October 20, 2017

2:30-2:45 p.m.              Welcome and house-keeping (Dave Wielicki)
2:45-3:15 p.m.              Waterfowl in winter:  birds’ needs and habitats (Rick Kaminski)
3:15-4:00 p.m.              Pumping and Clean Water Act compliance (Mullen Taylor, Bob Perry)
4:00-4:15 p.m.              Questions and Answers (Mullen Taylor, Bob Perry)
4:15-4:30 p.m.              Break
4:30-5:00 p.m.              Cropland management (Dave Wielicki, Rick Kaminski)
5:00-5:30 p.m.              Baiting regulations and related discussion (Dean Harrigal)
5:30-6:00 p.m.              Moist-soil and semi-permanent wetlands (Bob Perry, Jamie Rader)
6:00-6:30 p.m.              Green-tree reservoir and beaver-pond management (Bob Perry, Rick Kaminski, Derrell Shipes)
6:30-7:00 p.m.              Hunt management strategies (Bob Perry and Kenny Williams)
7:00 p.m.                      Dinner, fellowship, and entertainment

Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:00-8:00 a.m.              Breakfast (only for those who registered for overnight lodging)
8:00-8:30 a.m.              Pest/invasive aquatic plant management (Jack Whetstone, Marcie Kapsch)
8:30-9:00 a.m.              Feral pigs and other nuisance wildlife (Ben Powell and Cory Heaton)
9:00-9:30 a.m.              Issues related to dams and levees (Ben Powell)
9:30-11:30 a.m.            Field trip to private waterfowl habitats near SCWA Education Center
Noon                             Adjourn

Directions to the SCWA Education Center

1. I-77, I-26 & I-20 traveling South or East
I-26 traveling through Columbia turn North onto I-77 I-20 traveling through Columbia turn South onto I-77

From I-77 in Columbia turn at exit #9 onto Hwy 378/76 east (Garner’s Ferry Road) toward Sumter.  Follow 378/76 about 25 miles to Highway 261 and turn right.  Follow 261 for approximately 12 miles and turn right onto Mill Creek Road. Follow Mill Creek Road for approximately 9 miles and cross the railroad tracks in Rimini, take the left fork onto Governor Richardson road. Travel just under 2 miles and turn right onto Drayton McNight road.  This is a dirt road.  Travel 1.7 miles on Drayton McNight road to Old River Road. Turn left on Old River Road and travel 0.7 miles. Turn left at the large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign onto Kinnette Trail (gravel road) and travel 0.2 miles. Turn right at the large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign and travel 0.2 miles. The gravel road will dead end at Bullington Pond. Turn right and travel 0.2 miles to Chace Lodge.

2. I-95 Traveling South

Exit I-95 at milepost 115 (Highway 301) and go West (right). Follow 301 to the second traffic light in the town of Summerton.  Continue straight through Summerton for 4.5 miles and turn left onto St. Phillips Church Road. Travel 2.5 miles on St. Phillips Church Road to Old River Road and turn right.  Travel 3.1 miles on Old River Road and turn right at large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign onto Kinnette Trail (gravel road) and travel 0.2 miles.  Turn right at the large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign and travel 0.2 miles. The gravel road will dead end at Bullington Pond. Turn right and travel 0.2 miles to Chace Lodge.

3. I-95 Traveling North

Exit I-95 at milepost 108. Turn left on Buff Road and travel 0.8 miles to Church Street (Hwy 15/301). Turn right on Church street and travel 0.7 miles to traffic light. Turn left on Larry King Road (Gov. Richardson Road) and travel 4.5 miles. Then turn left onto St. Phillips Church Road. Travel 2.5 miles on St Phillips Church Road to Old River Road and turn right. Travel 3.1 miles on Old River Road and turn right at large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign onto Kinnette Trail (gravel road) and travel 0.2 miles. Turn right at the large SCWA Wildlife Education Center sign and travel 0.2 miles. The gravel road will dead end at Bullington Pond. Turn right and travel 0.2 miles to Chace Lodge.

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