Teachers,
The purpose of the Wildlife Management CDE is to stimulate student interest and to promote wildlife management instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of instruction in wildlife management, forestry and natural resource management.
This event†is open to students in grades 6-12 who are agricultural education students, and are paid members of a chartered FFA chapter. Each member of the team must be a member of the chapter registering them, and each studentís name must appear on the chapterís FFA roster at least 10 days prior to competition above the chapter level.

Chapters are limited to four (4) participants per team in each division per school. The top three (3) teams from each area may participate in the State Wildlife Management CDE.

During the area CDE, participants will compete in their respected practicum areas. Practicums include: Whitetail Deer Management, Aquatic Management, General Wildlife ID, and Game Bird Biology. Area CDEs will not have a team activity component.

Please note that several rule changes have occurred since last year. Rules, score sheets, and other resources can be found at www.gaaged.org or Justin Sealyís portal.

The Area V Wildlife Management CDE will be held on Tuesday January 10, 2012 at ABAC. Registration will begin at 4pm with the event starting at 4:30pm.

The Area VI Wildlife Management CDE will be held on Thursday January 12, 2012 at Ware County High School. Registration will begin at 4pm with the event starting at 4:30pm.

Please register for the event by Friday January 6, 2012 by emailing Justin Sealy the following information: Junior and/or Senior team, and team member names.

A great PRACTICE opportunity: The Appling County Wildlife Management Contest will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2011. The event will begin at 4:30pm. Please register with Justin Sealy by November 22nd.

Please call or email if you have questions.

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W. Justin Sealy
Area Forestry Teacher
South Region Agricultural Education
229.328.8263