Friday, February 6, 2009


Members of the HCC Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society are busy preparing to attend the 2009 Southeastern Wildlife Conclave. 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 with wildlife management programs, 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 co-hosted by the University of Arkansas-Monticello and Arkansas Tech University. The event will be held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center near Little Rock, Arkansas March 26th-29th. Competitions include an academic quiz bowl tournament, a team field competition, game calling, canoeing, archery, radiotelemetry, dendrology, obstacle course, fly fishing, orienteering, trap shooting, art, photography, and an essay contest. Students also attend field trips and workshops designed to provide hands-on experience in the field of wildlife management.

HCC finished 5th overall at last year’s conclave, and our students are excited about the opportunity to compete against the “big” schools again this year. Sophomore David McKinney said “I like Conclave because it gives me a chance to meet students from other schools and to learn about opportunities for me to continue my education”. David plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management at the University of Tennessee after completing his degree at HCC.

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