MARION JUNCTION, Ala. — Wildlife officials are helping hunters and landowners in rural western Alabama learn more about managing the area’s deer population.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a daylong workshop for Black Belt land owners on Aug. 18 in Dallas County.

The region is popular with hunters, and the seminar is about managing the deer herd. It will include a sessions on deer habitat and analyzing data.

Regional extension agent John Ollison says hunters will learn how to manage the environment so the deer population can remain healthy. The workshop will be held at the Black Belt Regional Research and Extension Center in Marion Junction.

State statistics show hunters killed about 82,500 deer last season. That includes 2,498 that were harvested in Dallas County, the most of any county.