Knowledge of how to plant, manage, and manipulate wetland habitats for the benefit of resident and migratory waterfowl can put hunters and managers ahead of the game.

A Waterfowl Management Workshop and Field Day will be held on Sept. 26 at Kelly’s Restaurant in Wynne, Ark., for landowners, hunters, and waterfowl enthusiasts.

The field day is hosted by Mississippi River Trust and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The field day will illustrate management practices varying from inexpensive low impact techniques to intensive multi-year plant manipulation approaches. A registration fee of $15 covers lunch provided by Kelly’s Restaurant.

“Professional wildlife biologists and wildlife officers from state and federal agencies, along with resource managers from other organizations, will be on hand to instruct and answer questions about migratory bird management and hunting restrictions related to waterfowl and other migratory birds,” said Steven Stake, wildlife biologist for Mississippi River Trust.

“The morning session will start at 9 a.m. with various speakers giving presentations, following with lunch and then a field trip to the property of Scott House with demonstrations of moist soil management, management of Conservation and Wetlands Reserve Program, Green Tree Reservoirs, the New State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) CRP Project, and management of private land not enrolled in governmental programs.”

For further information about this event, contact Stake at (501) 593-8115. To register, send $15 registration fee to Mississippi River Trust, P.O. Box 15, Stoneville, MS 38776.

There is limited space available. Only the first 50 to register will be accepted.