Game and Fish University
Game & Fish University
Online Wildlife Education
In spite of the growing trend in online education programs, wildlife biology and management programs lag behind other disciplines. The Game & Fish University and Panola College together are working on filling the need for distance learning by offering an online education program that offers practical, real world training in game and fish management to traditional and non-traditional students. courses can be taken for certification, personal growth, or just for fun through Panola College's Department of Workforce and Continuing Education.
The Game & Fish University offers online courses and capstone field experiences leading to certifications in game and fish management. The program provides options designed to fit the individual needs of students at a variety of levels. First, there are a growing number of individuals who simply are life-long learners, who desire to gain knowledge and expertise in various fields. The motivation is to live a more simplified lifestyle, do something good for the earth, and leave behind a legacy. Second, landowners and their managers need training in the various aspects of game and fish management on private lands. Third, there is a need for certification of competencies and course credits in wildlife, game and fish management.
Certifications will be offered in the following:
- White-tailed Deer Management
- Upland Game Bird Management
- Waterfowl Management
- Warm Water Fisheries Management
- Wild Pig Management