After several residents voiced their concerns Wednesday, The Woodlands Township approved the hiring of a special consultant to develop a game plan to reduce the feral hog population. The consultant will be paid $25,000.

The Texas Comptroller’s Natural Resources program has contracted with the University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL) to conduct range-wide surveys in East Texas for the western chicken turtle. The partnership will inform an upcoming Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing decision for the species and develop information that local resource … Read More

Ever since bighorn sheep died out in Texas, the state’s been trying to bring them back. But it’s been a slow process. It’s taken 80 years to restore their population to what it was. And there’s still a long way to go – state wildlife officials’ goal is … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Jan. 8, 2019

4Ry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have signed a collaborative research agreement to develop a means to more efficiently and effectively spray cattle and kill cattle fever ticks, according to a … Read More

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Snakes, turtles, rabbits, nutria, turkey eggs, turkey babies, baby trees.
Those are among the things state the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries scientists recently dug out of the bellies of dead feral … Read More

Applied landscaping in the wild can be practiced at many levels, for many reasons. One benefit of wildscape management is to provide more opportunity for wildlife, including quail, on your land. Dr. Dale Rollins, Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation, offers management tips on the 5 dimensions of “brush sculpting.”

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in a free-ranging, 5 ½ year-old white-tailed doe between Del Rio and Amistad Reservoir, making it the first confirmed case of the disease in Val Verde County. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission are implementing a containment strategy … Read More

The Willacy County dipping vat is now open and ready to receive cattle for fever tick treatment. The vat is in Santa Monica and will operate by appointment only. When fever ticks are found in an area, cattle and other livestock are subject to prescribed and systematic treatment. Dipping vats … Read More

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota announced that it has launched an online chronic wasting disease (CWD) resource center dedicated to educating the public, particularly hunters; the medical and public health communities; wildlife scientists and managers; and public policymakers and elected officials about … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP), which includes establishing fees for participation in the MLDP and clarifying existing program provisions.

“The MLDP is an extremely popular program that … Read More