Wildlife expo set for March 28 near Clinton

(02/13/20) Clinton, La. — The Feliciana Wildlife Expo, a half-day event that will feature everything from wildlife presentations and demonstrations to reptiles and taxidermy, will be held on March 28 near Clinton.

The event will be at the LSU AgCenter Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road.

In addition to the AgCenter, other organizers of the event include the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Bob R. Jones Wildlife Research Institute and the East Feliciana Tourist Commission, said Glen Gentry, resident coordinator at the research station.

The first two years of the event saw a total of nearly 1,200 participants, and Gentry said he expects high numbers again this year.

“This is an event to show some of the research the AgCenter is doing with wildlife and a lot of fun activities for children,” Gentry said. “There will be feral hog traps and delivery system demonstrations, a nature walk, 4-H activities and a petting zoo.”

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., speakers will discuss a range of topics, including invasive species, wildlife food plots, horticulture, insects, Louisiana black bear, native plants and Louisiana snakes.

For the kids, there will archery and other shooting sports activities, bee motels, a fish tank and a forestry booth. There also will be door prizes.

Admission to the expo is free. Food will be available for purchase.

Vendors involved with wildlife products and services are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Gentry at 225-683-5848 or ggentry@agcenter.lsu.edu.

2/19/2020 4:48:10 PM
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