Wildlife Briefs May 4, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

East Union’s Humphreys earns school archery honor
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Park announce that Trey Humphreys has been selected as the Archery in Mississippi Schools Instructor of the Year.
Humphreys is the archery coach at East Union Attendance Center in Blue Springs and also serves as a regional AIMS assistant for the MDWFP.
“Mississippi is fortunate to have an instructor like Trey,” said Waldo Cleland, AIMS statewide coordinator. “He is one of the finest coaches in the state.”
Humphreys has been instrumental to the success of AIMS, in which more than 31,000 youth participate annually.
AIMS is a program designed to introduce students in grades four through 12 to the sport of archery during physical education class. AIMS is administered under the National Archery in the Schools Program that began in Kentucky in 2002.
Mississippi initiated AIMS in 2005 and, to date, 288 Mississippi schools have adopted the program.

MDWFP and MSU to host whitetail deer workshops
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and Mississippi State University are planning four workshops throughout the state to teach participants how to better manage their land for white-tailed deer.
The workshops are in two-day sets, and participants may register for one or both days. Workshops will be held June 1 in Vicksburg at Hinds Community College and June 2 at Mahannah Wildlife Management Area north of Vicksburg. The workshops on the MSU campus will be July 13 and 14 at the College of Forest Resources’ Thompson Hall.
For more information, visit www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/deer2012.
Daily Journal, wire reports