NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Ohio State University Extension will sponsor the Eastern Ohio Wildlife Management Conference for the Private Landowner on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia. The conference begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. A registration fee of $25 per person includes morning refreshments, materials and lunch.

The morning general sessions will include a presentation from a local landowner sharing his experiences developing food plots and creating wildlife habitat, followed by presentations on managing deer using antler restrictions, Ohio's Forest Tax Law, and managing grouse habitat. Following lunch, participants can choose from a variety of sessions in three break-out sessions. Topics include, Becoming an Ohio Outdoor's Woman, Reforestation of Mined Lands for Wildlife, Food Plots for Dove Hunting, Genetic Differences in Ohio's Deer Herd, Establishing Wildlife Food Plots, Using GPS to Manage Your Property, and Farm Bill Conservation Programs.

Pre-registration is required by Jan. 6, 2009, and can be done by contacting the Tuscarawas County office of Ohio State University Extension at (330) 339-2337.