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How to Manage Wildlife on Small Acreage

  • Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm 1525 Mills Lane Frankfort, KY 40601 United States (map)

Free | No registration required | Lunch NOT Provided

This is a training workshop for landowners and anyone else interested in learning essential on-the-ground management for game and non-game wildlife. The focus will be on small properties or small habitat units and teaching the best bang-for-your-buck practices. The purpose is to provide experience-based, usable training and shorten the learning curve for those wanting to implement or plan their own projects.


Cody Rhoden is a wildlife biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. He works as a small game biologist helping public and private lands with bobwhite quail, rabbit and squirrel projects. Although, his experience and interests expand beyond this to include graduate research on burrowing crayfish and growing up on a farm in Illinois.


9:00am Welcome

9:10am             Wildlife Groups and Their Habitat Needs

Cody will discuss common game and non-game wildlife groups and their essential habitat needs.

10:00am           Essential Wildlife Management Practices

Cody will discuss some of the most important practices in wildlife management that provide the bang-for-your-buck results.

10:50am           Break

11:10am           How to Transform Your Habitat (Scenarios)

Cody will show examples of various habitat situations and provide his recipes for how to improve them to benefit wildlife.  

12:00pm           End