Tag Archive: Wild

Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field.  The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. Your goal should be …

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Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop November 14

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Wild game food safety habits begin in the field.  During hunting season, the goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. …

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Cotton Marketing News: Where Does This Wild Season Go From Here?

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist Here’s a scene from The Andy Griffith Show: AUNT BEE: Opie, you need to go next door and see Floyd about a haircut. OPIE: But Aunt Bee, those little hairs get down my neck and they itch like crazy. AUNT BEE: Well, after the haircut, go home and …

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Invasive Species of the Day (February 25): Coral Ardisia and Wild Hogs

Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata):   Attractive red berries entice homeowners to use as a landscape plant but coral ardisia can quickly dominate adjacent natural areas. photo courtesy of Les Harrison Coral ardisia is also known as coral berry, spice berry, and scratchthroat. It was introduced into Florida in the early 1900’s for ornamental purposes. In the …

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Invasive Species of the Day (February 25): Coral Ardisia and Wild Hogs

Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata):   Attractive red berries entice homeowners to use as a landscape plant but coral ardisia can quickly dominate adjacent natural areas. photo courtesy of Les Harrison Coral ardisia is also known as coral berry, spice berry, and scratchthroat. It was introduced into Florida in the early 1900’s for ornamental purposes. In the …

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March is an ideal time to consider wild birds

Spring is a dynamic time for wildlife. If you enjoy watching nature, now is a fantastic time to get outdoors to see some interesting activity. March is also one of the best times of year to do some active management on your property to enhance the habitat you provide for wildlife. Purple martins select nest …

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Control Wild Hogs to Prevent Crop Damage

Corral trap with rooter gate. Wild hogs are a nuisance to farmers, timberland owners and even subdivision residents.  With recent rains, wild hogs are expanding their ranges and looking for new feeding areas.  The time to control wild hogs on the farm is before the crop is in.  Basically, it is harder to trap the …

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Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 5th): Wild Hogs and Water Hyacinth

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 5th: Wild Hogs (Sus scrofa) & Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): Wild boar Photo Credit: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Wild Hogs: Wild Hogs, also called Feral Hogs, are not native to the United States.  Wild hogs are highly adaptable and can find suitable …

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UF/IFAS Seminar on Wild Game Processing: From Field to Table

Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:00am to 3:00pm UF Meat Processing Laboratory 2250 Shealy Drive, Room 156, Gainesville, Florida 32611 Seminar Agenda 9:00am Welcome and Introduction 9:15am Zoonotic Diseases from Wild Game 10:00am Assuring Safety and Quality During Dressing and Skinning 10:45am Game Meat Safety and Quality 11:30am Carcass Fabrication 12:30pm Break 1:00pm Sausage Processing 3:00pm …

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Georgia Wild Turkey Field Day Coming Up Next Week

The Eastern Wild Turkey Trade Show will be held next week, May 17, 2012, at Thomas County’s Osceola Plantation.  The field day starts at 8:00 a.m. and is sponsored by the Florida-Georgia Extension Game Management group, in collaboration with wildlife and forestry agencies from Florida, Georgia and the National Wild Turkey Federation. The program kicks …

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