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Find a Deer Fawn?
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  • Kelly Knowles
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Hi Todd,
 
You should still leave it where it is as it’s mother is likely to be around somewhere. And if it is not, as gut wrenching as it may seem, it will be best to let Mother Nature take its course. Here’s a link to our publication on what to do about deer fawns  http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1396/index2.tmpl.
 
Please keep in mind that:
1. It is ILLEGAL to possess live white-tailed deer without a permit.  And the state wildlife agency won’t issue you a permit to keep the fawn. They will likely confiscate it, write you a ticket, and then euthanize the animal.

2. Little deer grow into big deer, and in the case of males (bucks) can be very unpredictable and quite dangerous during the breeding period (winter).  And having one that is partially habituated to humans poses a health and safety risk.  It may seem like fun and cute now, but getting hoofed by one and needing stitches is not so fun.

3. In most cases, the survival rate of “rehabilitated” deer that are released back into the wild is extremely low.
 
Please let me know if you find this information useful.
10/14/2015 3:26 PM
  
What’s wrong with my oak tree? by Dr. Scott Enebak
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I have planted 144 Thuja Greeb Giants (about 3 feet high now) along the front and side of my yard.  One on the front line (5th in from the right) has turned orange in color but it is not dry.  It is on a drip line shared with the others.  None of the others exhibit any issues.  I am concerned that a gas line break near it (about 20 ft away) was not repaired properly this summer and is leaking benerath the soil.  In hard soils, gas leaks can travel sideways 100ft or so, before finding an outlet.  Is there some way to detect if it is a gas leak affecting my tree?  I thought the neighbors dog was urinating on it and that was the issue, but now I am not so sure.  I have treated all with the same insecticides, fertilizer and watering system.  Can someone come out to look at it?  You can literally stay in your car and see it from the road. Or you can park and step around the end of the fence. I would appreciate any help.  507 Singleton rd, Hartselle.
12/9/2013 5:34 PM
  
Introduction to Watersheds - Free Educational Workshop
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I'd like to be informed on any future watershed workshops.
11/7/2013 2:05 AM
  
What’s wrong with my oak tree? by Dr. Scott Enebak
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Could drought be the reason one of my dogwoods seems to be dying?  Same description as your oak tree symptons.
9/26/2013 12:18 PM
  
Introduction to Watersheds - Free Educational Workshop
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Please add me to your email list for upcoming events.
5/28/2013 1:08 AM
  
​Update to State Invasive Plant List
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I agree with Anna and would add that photographs would also be a worthy addition.
3/12/2013 5:40 PM
  
​Callery Pear: Out of the Landscape and into the Wild
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Another example of how introducing a new species into an environment results in something going wrong. Glad to see that people are collecting data on this invasive species!
3/2/2013 7:55 AM
  
Rain Garden Certification Workshop in Auburn!
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2/19/2013 7:39 AM
  
A future bamboo industry in Alabama?
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I meant Asian Long-horned Beetle, not Japanese Long-horned Beetle.
2/12/2013 10:52 PM
  
A future bamboo industry in Alabama?
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I think that we should continue to search for a native plant that can serve the purpose that bamboo would serve.  Bringing in a foreign plant like bamboo means that there won't be insects and diseases and other natural measures to counteract and control the spread of bamboo.  It would be like the emerald ash borer and japanese long-horned beetle all over again except with an invasive plant this time rather than an insect.  The introduction of bamboo into the wild would severely interfere with the delicate ecosystem that already exists and will affect more than just a few species of trees, but all the insects that currently live off those plants that bamboo would choke out and all the birds that eat those insects would soon lose their source of food/habitat as well as lizards and reptiles and fish.  We need to use plants to help clean up the pollution, but not foreign plants or invasive uncontrollable species.
2/12/2013 10:51 PM
  
​Update to State Invasive Plant List
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I think it would be helpful if this page contained links to information about these invasive plants. 
2/12/2013 12:43 PM
  
A future bamboo industry in Alabama?
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Bamboo will become as invasive as Kudzu!  Keep Alabama the Beautiful.....without bamboo.  It's not a native plant and doesn't need to be outside garden walls!
2/12/2013 7:24 AM
  
Wild Pigs Again!
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The best way to deal with them is to shoot and eat them.  Problem solved.  <a href="http://hogpredators.com">http://hogpredators.com Bring home the Bacon!</a>
11/5/2012 8:43 PM
  
Alabama Master Naturalist Program
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Why not hunt wild hogs?  <a href="http://hogpredators.com">http://hogpredators.com Bring home the Bacon!</a>
11/5/2012 8:41 PM
  
Got Wild Hog Problems?
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We have a hunting guide service to help control wild hog damage in Georgia.  <a href="http://hogpredators.com">http://hogpredators.com Bring home the Bacon!</a>
11/5/2012 8:39 PM
  
Federal Income Tax on Timber FAQ Publication
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According to my point of view, timber tax provision is a good step. It ultimately restricts those people who are doing timber business illegally. This particular step will prevent the timber from all of those people.
10/31/2012 5:21 AM
  
Forestry & Football Workshop Series
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Has anyone else been on this course?  Any feedback would be helpful
10/29/2012 6:07 PM
  
Have you been to a garden center lately?
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Hi Paul,  Thanks for your comment, and yes there is a need to connect landowners and those interested in pine straw raking.  You might want to check into the Alabama Pine Straw Association.  They are trying to connect landowners and pine straw harvesters.  Their website is http://www.alabamapinestrawassociation.com/page/page/7641870.htm
10/17/2012 2:33 PM
  
Have you been to a garden center lately?
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It would be great to have a list of people in my area who have pine forests; so even if they don't want to go through the process of raking/ baling/ etc then perhaps I could go out there and gather some for my own small farm and either trade or pay them for the help. I can't bring myself to buy expensive bales from garden centers.
10/11/2012 11:55 AM
  
Got Wild Hog Problems?
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We (my husband, my daughter, and myself) came to your seminar last year and we really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I was wondering if the rules had changed on the ages of those wanting to attend.  My daughter is 10 and would like to attend this years program also.

Thanks,

Andra Strickland
8/21/2012 9:39 AM
  
Participation in Hunting and Fishing on the rise.
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  • Paul Mask
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Let's think of ways that we can encourage this trend.
8/17/2012 4:13 PM
  
Using Bing Maps to Calculate the Area of a Field or Pond
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Very intersting i eally help the public health debate gets some closure
5/31/2012 11:01 AM
  
Central Region Forestry Tour (Coosa County) – Wet but Worthwhile
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I've always wanted to visit Alabama, looks great.
11/24/2011 4:49 AM
  
Jasper Workshop on Woody Biomass as Energy
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Photovoltaic Panels are composed of cells that collects the sun’s rays for energy. The solar cells are otherwise known as photovoltaic (PV) cells. Several panels are required to have a solar powered home since one panel would only produce a limited amount of solar energy. This is good for the environment since it produces toxic-free and renewable energy. Solar panel installation costs may be initially costly but it is certainly a nifty investment in the future.
10/11/2011 1:26 AM
  
Forest and Wildlife Management for Private Forest Owners
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Thanks for info
5/28/2011 9:13 AM
  
Forest and Wildlife Management for Private Forest Owners
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You might want to update this site. It contains info on training to be held in 2009!!!!
2/9/2011 8:53 PM