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      Darton to offer prescribed burn manager and deer ecology courses

      Darton State College has announced two new courses to be offered this year; Georgia Prescribed Burn Manager and White Tailed Deer Ecology and Management.Officials with the college say that the Georgia Prescribed Burn Manager course teaches participants the essentials needed to be a successful prescribed burner. The course covers many subjects, including how to draft a written plan for the burn, weather effects on fire, smoke management, and Georgia laws pertaining to prescribed fires. For full certification a participant must complete the two-day course, provide an affidavit of burn experience, affidavit of citizenship, and pass an exam.Darton says that the White Tailed Deer Ecology and Management course will provide participants with a solid understanding of deer ecology and management; and include the latest research on deer behavior, scent communication, antler growth, genetics, and much more.The prescribed burn course will take place April 16th and 17th with a fee of $95 and the ecology course is schedule for May 22nd and 23rd, with a cost of $290 and a one year membership to the Quality Deer Management Association.Stay connected to as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!