4-H wildlife program accepting applications

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

The South Carolina 4-H Program is accepting applications from youth ages 5-19 who are interested in participating in the 2014 SC Wildlife Food Plot Project.

Participants will prepare, establish maintain and observe a small food plot that will provide food and cover establishment for game animals and other wildlife species. The project lasts through the beginning of January.

Youth will record observations in a record book throughout the project. Books will be divided into three age groups for judging- Cloverbud (ages 5-8), Juniors ( ages 9-13) and Seniors (ages 14 19).

Books are broken down into sections based on project timing and topic: preparing, planting, maintaining, and observing. Youth will also be required to keep up with financial incomes and expenditures, write a short project story, record precipitation records, sketch a map of the plot, collect plot samples such as feathers and/or pictures of tracks, and document the project in photos. Awards will be given at local, regional and state levels.

Registration has been extended until Aug. 25. Plots should be planted by Oct. 1.

The fee to participate is $10 for current 4-H members and $20 for non-members.

Contact a local Clemson Extension Office for more information or to register. In Berkeley County, call (843) 719-4140.

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