It’s felt more like winter than fall recently, so this month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail podcast is an ode to the Merle Haggard tune, “If We Make It Through December.” Join Dr. Dale Rollins and Gary Joiner as they discuss the risks … Read More

Source: AgriLife TODAY

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, the state’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory, tests hundreds of thousands of samples annually. However, on the brink of each year’s deer hunting season, test numbers begin to spike as … Read More

The House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to examine the impact of wild, invasive, and non-native species on American agriculture. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer, District 7-North Carolina, and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway, District 11-Texas, released remarks on the … Read More

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries management staff are considering changes to freshwater fishing regulations at water bodies located in Cooke, Tom Green, Grayson, and Williamson counties for 2020-21. In January, Inland Fisheries staff will present these possible changes to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. If the commission approves, … Read More

A group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agency to streamline the permitting process to allow livestock and aquaculture producers greater flexibility in protecting their animals from avian predators shielded under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Some predatory … Read More

New efforts are underway to remove an invasive species of water fowl, the Egyptian goose, from Central Texas. The invasive species is highly territorial and are prone to pushing native birds out of an area, as well as damaging some crops. However, they could come in handy for keeping … Read More

With general deer hunting season opening this weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer. This is particularly important for those taken inside the Trans-Pecos, South Central … Read More

Fall signals mating season for the asp, which means clusters of the woolly caterpillars start to appear in wooded areas and trees, often in back yards. While they may look cute and cuddly, asp caterpillars are considered North America’s most venomous caterpillar and should be avoided at all costs. … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Oct. 29, 2019

Deer hunters hoping for a change in the weather may be in luck for opening weekend of general deer season as weather forecasters predict cooler temperatures across the state. With an estimated 5.3 million deer in the … Read More