This year’s Southeast Deer Study Group (SEDSG) meeting “Deer Management in a Rapidly Changing World – Bridging a Generational Disconnect” will be hosted by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center in Auburn, Alabama from February 23-25, 2020. The challenges associated with educating, recruiting, hiring, and working alongside the latest generation of deer biologists are daunting. Many do not have the backgrounds, interests, or motivations of the aging cohort of biologists and hunters currently moving off the deer management front lines. This year’s meeting will hopefully generate a quality discussion of potential solutions to this issue.
The SEDSG’s annual meeting creates an opportunity for white-tailed deer researchers, biologists, and managers to share the latest information on the most important wildlife species in North America. The meeting provides a forum for the sharing of research results, management strategies, and discussions that can facilitate the timely identification of, and solutions to, problems relative to the management of white-tailed deer. White-tailed deer researchers, biologists, managers, hunters, and enthusiasts from the Southeast and beyond are welcome and encouraged to attend. To learn more about the history of the meeting or to find proceedings from prior years you can visit the SEDSG’s home website here.