MSU hosts Southeastern Wildlife Conclave

Contact: Allison Matthews

Photo by Megan Bean

Mississippi State served as the 2017 host recently for the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave, which annually provides college students with valuable hands-on training in wildlife management and conservation.

Activities included a range of team field competitions, quiz bowl, art and photography contests, guest speakers and opportunities for professional development.

Pictured, top, are students from Austin Peay University as they compete in the herpetology identification contest.

Below, MSU senior wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture major Colt Mooney resists a request for a clue from University of Arkansas at Monticello team members during a trap identification and setting competition.

Photo by Megan Bean

The Southeastern Wildlife Conclave promotes networking and cooperation among students, faculty and wildlife professionals while developing new knowledge and skills.

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