Monday, October 19, 2009

NYSWMA Announces 2010 Seminar

The New York State Wildlife Management Association has announced the date of their 2010 Seminar being held in Owego, NY. It is February 27th, 2010, so mark your calendars, it is being held at the Treadway Inn as it has been for the past several years. This has always been a quality show with excellent speakers and is very well attended. The Treadway has nice accomodations and the food is excellent. WCS has been attending this seminar as a vendor since it was moved from Carrier Circle in Syracuse and it is a "Do Not Miss" event for us. For more information on the seminar or to sign up, please visit:

Monday, October 05, 2009

New Guinea Walking Stick

While recently attending the University of Kentucky Short Course in Lexington, KY one of the entomology students came around the exhibit area with a "very cool bug" a New Guinea Walking Stick seen here.

We also had the good fortune of being located just across from Pete Grasso from Pest Management Professional magazine and he was able to take some video of the "bug" ! See it here on Pete's Blog:

Friday, October 02, 2009

2007 - 2008 Wildlife Services Publication Award

Hello and Congratulations,

In the following information, you will see that Huot Bergman publication was selected as an award winning publication by the Wildlife Services program for 2007-2008.  I would like to personnally thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to seeing the publication through to the end.  This was truly a joint publication and Bob you were definitely a big part of the authorship.

Again, congratulations and thank you,


----- Forwarded by David L Bergman/AZ/APHIS/USDA on 09/29/2009 12:49 PM -----

                                                                                                     September 29, 2009

TO:                Wildlife Services Employees

FROM:        William H. Clay                
                Deputy Administrator

I am pleased to announce the selection of the 2007 – 2008 WS Publication Award winners.  Many outstanding
papers were received and considered by the WS Publication Awards Committee.  The breadth of the publications
subject matter and collaboration of operations and research staff continues to forward the WS mission of leadership
in managing problems caused by wildlife.  In accordance with WS Directive 4.410, three papers were selected for the
WS Recognition of Publication Award.

First place was awarded to Mark Collinge for his authorship of:  Collinge, M. 2008.  Relative risk of predation
on livestock posed by individual wolves, black bears, mountain lions, and coyotes, in Idaho.  Proc. 23rd Vertebr.
Pest Conf.  129-133.

Second place was awarded to David Bergman for his authorship of:  Huot, A. A., and D. L. Bergman.  2007.  
Suitable and effective coyote control tools for the urban/suburban setting.  Proc. 12th Wildlf. Damage Mgmt.
Conf. 312-322.

Third place was awarded to Ed Hartin and Tyler Campbell for their authorship of:  Hartin, R. E., M. R. Ryan,
and T. A. Campbell.  2007.  Distribution and disease prevalence of feral hogs in Missouri.  Human-Wildlife
Conflicts 1(2): 186-191.

I would like to congratulate the authors for their outstanding work and to thank all those who submitted publications.