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FFA WILDLIFE CDE

Changes for 2007 are underlined

Example questions are in italics. Same day as Forestry CDE ­ December 1 INDIVIDUAL 1. Written Test ­ 50 questions, contents as in the past 2. Plant ID ­ 30 questions a. 20 plants ID; Possible plant list attached b. 10 follow-up questions on 10 of the 20 ID questions Example: 1. ID plant: (answer: clover) 2. Follow-up question: This plant is known as a legume, which means it: A. Is a grass. B. Grows well in wetlands. C. Is also a conifer. D. Fixes nitrogen. TEAM The team events will cover 6 categories (1 ­ 6 below) with 10 possible questions coming from each category. Also, within each category there will be a minimum of one question about a tool used for management of that particular category/subject. Possible tool list attached. 1. White-tailed deer. Ageing jawbones and scoring antlers. Example tool question: Jawbone spreader/extractor placed on table with the following question: How is this tool used to manage deer? A. To determine the health of deer. B. To extract a jawbone and/or spread a jaw. C. To drag a deer out of the woods. D. As a boomerang. 2. Eastern wild turkey. Age and sex turkeys. Example tool question: A box call is placed on the table with the following question: How is this tool used in management of wild turkeys? A. To measure the density of trees. B. To evaluate and change the habitat. C. To harvest wild turkeys. D. To attract only hens for more reproduction.

3. Furbearers. Pelts, tracks, traps, and skulls. List of furbearer species attached. Example tool question: A 110 conibear trap is placed on the table with the following question: This tool is most likely used to catch a ________? A. Beaver B. Raccoon C. Rabbit D. Muskrat 4. Soils survey map interpretation and/or as follows: Out on a table would be 4 bags identified by A, B, C, & D: A. Clay B. Sandy soil C. Rocky soil D. Wetland soil Question 1.) Which soil would be best for growing chufas for turkeys? Question 2.) The soil in bag A has a pH of 4.0. What should be added before planting most seeds? E. water; F. fertilizer; G. salt; H. Lime Question 3.) Which soil would be best for constructing a pond? Question 4.) Which soil would you expect to naturally grow good wetland plants utilized by waterfowl? 5. Game birds (quail, dove, waterfowl). ID and sex. List attached. Example tool question: A model or picture of a water-control structure is placed on the table with the following question: What does this thing do to help provide waterfowl access to food? A. It stores food. B. It maintains the water level at a preferred depth. C. It is used to harvest seeds. D. All of the above. 6. Reptiles and Fish. ID. List attached. Example tool question: A picture of an aerator/fountain/bubble machine is placed on the table with the following question: The tool is used to help supply _______ to water that is usually needed in the summer. A. Food B. Warm water C. Cover D. Dissolved oxygen

Possible Tool List: A. Deer ­ jawbone extractor/spreader, scale, spotlight B. Turkey ­ calls, guns, scale C. Furbearer ­ traps, scent tablet, D. Soils ­ soil tube sampler, soil sample results, sample bag E. Waterfowl ­ water control structure, refractometer, steel shot F. Dove ­ tractor & bush hog, grain drill, silage chopper G. Quail ­ pointing dog, guns, flight pen H. Reptiles ­ snake hook, snake chaps, id book I. Fish ­ seine net, boat, canepole Possible Furbearer List: -Raccoon -Opossum -Coyote -Beaver -Bear -Bobcat Possible Game bird List: -Bob-white quail -Morning dove -American widgeon -Blue-winged teal Possible Reptile List: -Diamondback rattlesnake -Corn snake -Copperhead -Black rat snake Possible Fish List: -Bass (Large Mouth, Striped, White) -Carp -Crappie (Black, White)

-Red Fox -Otter -Muskrat

-Grey Fox -Mink -Skunk

-Mallard -Green-winged teal

-Wood duck -Canada Goose

-Timber/Canebrake rattlesnake -Cottonmouth -Yellow rat snake

-Bluegill -Catfish (Channel, Blue, Flathead) -Shad

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