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World War Museum exhibits open for 100th WWI exhibit

• Baton Rouge
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin invites the public to visit the Louisiana State Archives to view “The World Remembers” exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The exhibit, which
runs through Dec. 28, includes a digital display of more than one million names of individuals who died in the war as well as items from the collections of the Archives. The digital portion of the exhibit will end on Nov. 9.
Most notably, the Archives collection of World War I military posters will be on display. The posters were printed to encourage the public to support the war by eating less meat and wheat, buying U.S. bonds and joining the service.
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Forest to close for managed deer hunts in Texas Park and Wildlife area

The SFA Experimental Forest will close to the public from Oct. 27 to Nov. 9, for managed deer hunts in cooperation with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Plants Material Center which is located in the Experimental Forest.
Additionally, the area will close
Dec. 7-8, for a special hunt for persons with disabilities in cooperation with the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen. Wheelin’ Sportsmen provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities.
Wildlife Biologist Bob Baker with the Pineywoods Ecosystem Project said the Experimental Forest provides a great opportunity for additional hunter recreation while managing deer herds in the area. “The Experimental Forest, Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area, and adjacent lands support a healthy herd of deer and wild hogs,” Baker said.
Hunters for the managed deer firearm hunts in the Experimental Forest and Alazan Bayou WMA have been drawn, but standby positions may become available. Details are available from the Pineywoods Ecosystem Project office at Alazan Bayou WMA at 936-569-8547.
For information regarding the Wheelin’ Sportsmen hunt contact Mandy Chumley with the U.S. Forest Service at 936-897-1068.

Wheelin’ Sportsmen’ deer hunt for disabled scheduled in East Texas

The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area.
The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, April AWOL Chapter and Pineywoods Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Applications are available at Forest Service Ranger’s offices in Zavalla, Hemphill, New Waverly, Kennard and Decatur, at the Forest Supervisor’s office in Lufkin, or online
www.fs.usda.gov/texas .
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31 to:
Angelina National Forest
Attn: Mandy Chumley
111 Walnut Ridge Road
Zavalla, Texas 75980
Persons with physical disabilities may apply and there is no cost to attend. Twenty-five participants will be drawn for the event and they must provide their own weapon, transportation, lodging and valid Texas hunting license. Volunteers and instructors will be on hand to assist, and meals will be provided for participants and one guest.
For more information, contact Mandy Chumley at 936-897-1068.
On the Internet: NFGT:
www.fs.usda.gov/texas ; National Wild Turkey Federation: www.nwtf.org

The 2019 Ag Expo Forestry Forum

The 2019 Ag Expo Forestry Forum will be held at the West Monroe Convention Center Jan. 18.
"The program will cover a wide range of topics, all of which are important to area timberland owners, forestry consultants and industry partners," said LSU AgCenter forest and wildlife agent Luke Stamper
The AgCenter and the Northeast Louisiana Agri-Business Council are sponsoring the forum. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the meeting is from 8:30 until noon.
Monroe attorney and tree farmer Paul Spillers will review tax topics for timberland owners, and Buck Vandersteen, executive director of the Louisiana Forestry Association, will provide forest industry updates.
AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger will cover timber market opportunities for northeast Louisiana, and AgCenter wildlife specialist Ashley Long will discuss wildlife management.
AgCenter forestry specialist Michael Blazier will present information on The Morehouse Project, a new venture to enhance the health of northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas forests.
Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservationist Kevin Norton will review the farm bill, and NRCS state forester Rick Williams will discuss tree value, harvesting and forestry best management practices.
Kim Tolson will review activities of the Louisiana Feral Hog Management Advisory Task Force. Tolson is a professor of biology at the University of Louisiana Monroe and serves as the chairman of the task force.
Early registration is $15 by Jan. 11. Registration is $20 at the door. One adult admission to Ag Expo is included in the fee.
Checks should be made payable to Catahoula ANR and mailed to LSU AgCenter, P.O. Box 160, Harrisonburg, LA 71340. Include "Forestry Forum" on the memo line.
The West Monroe Convention Center is located at 901 Ridge Ave.\ Luke Stamper can be contacted at
lstamper@agcenter.lsu.edu or 318-805-8819 or 318-744-5442.

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