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Hunting and its role in wildlife management and conservation will be the topic of the next Be Informed Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm. The program, co-sponsored by Otsego County Conservation Association and Mohican Farm, will be offered at the Clark Sports Center, 124 County Road 52, Cooperstown.

“Hunting is an activity that is important on many levels,” said Leslie Orzetti, OCCA’s executive director. “With the regular hunting season just around the corner, this is a good time to cover this topic, and we’re excited to have three well-qualified speakers to bring diverse viewpoints to the topic.”

Three speakers will present on different aspects related to hunting. Bob Pierce, an avid outdoorsman and hunter education instructor, will cover hunting from the sportsmen’s perspective. Wildlife Biologist Selinda Brandon from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will discuss hunting as a wildlife management tool. Tom Salo, board member for the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, will discuss impacts of lead ammunition on humans and non-target wildlife.

The program is free, though pre-registration is appreciated. For more information or to sign up, contact OCCA at (607) 547-4488 or visit https://occainfo.org/signup/.

The Be Informed lecture series is a joint program of Otsego County Conservation Association and Mohican Farm. Founded in 1968, OCCA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural resources through education, advocacy, resource management, research, planning, and practice. For more information on OCCA, or to donate, visit www.occainfo.org

The Mission of The Clark Foundation’s Mohican Farm is to promote broad-based sustainable practices throughout the Clark Foundation, the Village of Cooperstown, and the surrounding region in cooperation with like-minded institutions and organizations.