COLUMBUS - Deer are an abundant natural resource in Cherokee County. Management of deer varies based on a person’s perspective of the animal. Deer cause considerable damage to crops and have done thousands of dollars of damage to vehicles. On the other hand, deer hunting brings tourism dollars to the county and is a favorite pastime of many local hunters. Finding the balance between the two perspectives can sometimes be difficult.

Understanding deer habitat and mannerisms can aide in the management of deer whether it is population control or development of improved hunting. Charlie Lee, K-State Research and Extension Wildlife Specialist, will be at the Cherokee County 4-H Building at 114 W. Country Rd Columbus, on Nov. 17 to discuss Deer Management on Private Lands. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Some of the topics Charlie will discuss are; Habitat Evaluation, Understanding Wildlife Requirements, Population Control, Food Plots, Diseases, Feed Supplements, and Antler Growth. At the conclusion of the meeting there will be an open forum for questions.

For any questions or more information, please contact the Cherokee County Extension Office at 620-429-3849 or email dhelwig@ksu.edu. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.