Woodcock Banding at Pineridge Grouse Camp
May 12-14, 2017
Every year Pineridge Grouse Camp offers a woodcock banding clinic for those interested in seeing how to band woodcock and potentially being able to get a permit from his or her state to band woodcock themselves the following spring.
The clinic will be led by Earl Johnson, lead coordinator for Minnesota’s woodcock banding program and assisted by Jerry Havel, Terry Petro, Donna Dustin and Kyle Daly. You will be guided through a very informative power point program discussing the following:
- Why band woodcock
- Habitat needs for spring nesting
- Equipment needed to band
- The role of the pointing dog in banding
- Statistical data collected through the years of banding in the US
- Actually go out as help band
- And much more!
We will also have a presentation on how to create woodcock habitat, getting your dog staunch to flush so you can band, and hopefully if the males cooperate, witness first hand a skydance. Your pointing dog is welcome to attend as well. If you would like to pursue a permit to band you’re pointing dog MUST GET CERTIFIED TO BAND WOODCOCK. This can be done at this clinic under the guidance of Earl Johnson.
Representatives from the American Bird Conservancy, Woodcock Minnesota, Woodcock Limited and the US Fish & Wildlife will be in attendance to assist the program and answer any questions you may have about the national wingbee and other study projects like using GPS transmitters to track migration which has just started in Minnesota.
We have very limited spots available for this program. Meals are included in the program and PGC also offers a limited amount of RV hookups (electric only). If you’re interested please call (218) 301-6083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability, pricing and to answer any other questions you may have on this chance to see the timberdoodle other then the fall.