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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Deer Ecology and Management

Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, GA

Date: Dec 08, 2015 07:45 AM to Dec 09, 2015 12:45 PM


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Increasingly, private landowners are developing deer management programs on their properties. However, a successful deer management program requires an understanding of deer ecology, behavior, and habitat requirements.

This course will focus on providing an overview of white-tailed deer ecology and provide guidelines toward the application of sound principles for the management of deer on private lands in the Southeast. 

This course will answer questions such as:

How can I improve my timber stands for deer?

What are the best options for deer food plots?

How do predators and diseases affect my deer herd?

How can I determine how many deer I have on my property?

….and many more.

Who Will Benefit?

This short course will be valuable to forestry professionals, including consultants and forest managers, forest landowners interested in wildlife management on their lands, and deer enthusiasts.


 Karl V. Miller is professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management at the University of Georgia’s Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Miller’s research focuses on the habitat requirements and management of white-tailed deer and on the impact of forest management practices on deer and other wildlife. He is co-author of the books Quality Deer Management and Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses. He obtained his Ph. D. from University of Georgia.

Brian Murphy

is the Executive Director of the Quality Deer Management Association, located in Bogart, GA. He received his Master’s Degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management at the University of Georgia’s Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The QDMA's mission is to promote sustainable, high-quality white-tailed deer populations, wildlife habitats, and ethical hunting experiences through education, research, and management in partnership with hunters, landowners, natural resource professionals, and the public.

In the event that you need to cancel, in order to receive a refund you must contact Ingvar Elle (706-583-0566 or  by November 25, 2015.

Parking and Directions
Parking at Flinchum’s Phoenix is free of charge. For directions please see: .
You can also use the  Directions page. Type in “650 Phoenix Road, Athens, GA.”

Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Express  (706-546-8122) for attendees of "Deer Ecology and Management" for the nights of December 7, 8, and 9, 2015. The hotel address is 513 West Broad Street , Athens, GA 30601. Rooms are $92.00 plus %14 percent sales tax. Please use code "DEM"  for making reservations.

Special Needs
If you require special services or dietary considerations, contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or e-mail him at prior to November 25, 2015.


Continuing Education Credits

  • 11.0 Category 1 and 1.0 Category 2 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Hours (approved)
  • 12.0 Continuing Logger Education Hours (CLE) – Environment (approved)


Course Instructor(s)

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If you have any questions please contact James T. Johnson at 706-308-6396 or

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