With hunting season upon us, many Texans are headed to hunting leases and other open areas across the state. This influx of people into natural environments means a greater potential for human-caused wildfires.

Sept. 1 is much-heralded as the start of Texas’ dove season, but for “Students of Quail” it also marks the unveiling of the forecasts for the upcoming quail season. Across the board, it’s going to be an average year – some places considerably better, others considerably worse. Dr. Dale Rollins … Read More

Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that beginning Sept. 1, you won’t even need a hunting license to pursue them on private property. That’s when a new law takes effect removing even more obstacles from controlling hog numbers. The new law only … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 28, 2019

Dove season 2019 should provide a good opening weekend starting Sept. 1, but birds’ access to food and water will be a major factor in harvest success, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. John Tomecek, AgriLife … Read More

Drought following good spring conditions could impact Texas game animals, but early population reports and estimates suggest a favorable hunting season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Thrall, said good spring conditions favored most wildlife species, but dry summer … Read More

The options for fall-planted wildlife mixtures are many but often the random mixtures offered for sale by national retailers are not the best-adapted plants for Texas. Warm season forage legumes, cool season forage legumes and forage oats are all great choices to include in forage mixtures for white-tailed deer in … Read More

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Source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation | Aug. 23, 2019

Opening day of dove hunting season is Sept. 1, just over a week away. And the Oklahoma Department … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials established a Control Purpose Quarantine Area (CPQA) in northern Jim Wells County after fever ticks were discovered on a calf, originating from the area, during a voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat … Read More

Whether you call them Texas horned frogs, horned toads, or horned lizards, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation wants to know where you’re seeing them. With your help, the ODWC can keep tabs on this species of great conservation need by identifying areas in Oklahoma where it is still … Read More

In every ecosystem around the world there are potentially hundreds of living species that can be affected by a change in that ecosystem, whether it’s natural or man-made. What can be good for the survival of one species might have detrimental effects on another species, so a critical balance … Read More