Friday, February 29, 2008


On Friday, February 29th, Wildlife Club members took part in a series of elimination events to determine who will represent HCC at the 2008 Southeastern Student Wildlife Conclave. Competitions were held to determine which students will compete at Conclave in the canoeing, obstacle course, orienteering, archery, and trap shooting events.

Conclave is an annual event that brings students from all over the southeast together to represent their schools in various fish and wildlife management-related activities and competitions. At Conclave, Haywood Community College students compete against over 20 other southeastern schools including large universities such as the University of Georgia, LSU, Auburn, University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, NC State University, the University of Florida, Mississippi State, and Clemson. This year, Conclave will be hosted by the University of Tennessee-Martin March 13-15. Competitions include an academic quiz bowl tournament, a team field competition, game calling, canoeing, archery, radiotelemetry, dendrology, obstacle course, orienteering, trap shooting, art, photography, and an essay contest.

Our students had a great time during the elimination events, especially during the grueling obstacle course set up by Fish and Wildlife Management Technology instructors Chris Graves and Shannon Rabby.

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