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White-tailed deer expert will speak at Storyfest
Oct 29, 2012 | 1278 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The place to be for white-tailed deer enthusiasts on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. is the Dobie/West Performing Arts Theatre in downtown George West to hear the first-ever wildlife presentation at George West Storyfest.

“Ecology and Management of White-tailed Deer in South Texas” will be the topic of the Nate Cook’s presentation. Cook is a researcher at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville.

Cook will discuss the status of current research on white-tailed deer in South Texas, aging deer on the hoof and management implications. Following his presentation, he will conduct a question-and-answer period.

In his last year of study for his PhD in wildlife science, Nate Cook is studying the population dynamics of white-tailed deer with respect to supplemental nutrition, density, and drought in South Texas. For his Master’s degree in range and wildlife management from Texas A&M University Kingsville, Cook studied the use of aerial and satellite imagery for identification of ocelot habitat in South Texas. Cook also holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University and is a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel. His primary interests include wildlife ecology, conservation, and physiology.

So, between the morning and evening hunts on the opening day of deer season, head into George West to hear Nate Cook speak about white-tailed deer in South Texas.

Because Nate Cook’s presentation is a feature of the 24th annual George West Storyfest, admission is free. For more information on Storyfest, visit www.georgeweststoryfest.com and follow George West Storyfest on Facebook.
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