The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering expanding white-tailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western Panhandle, and creating additional deer hunting opportunities in East Texas. The recommendations are among a slate of proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2016-17. TPWD will be taking public comment on … Read More

A 3 1/2-year-old captive raised white-tailed buck harvested in early January by a hunter from a release site on a ranch in Medina and Uvalde counties has been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer’s origin has been identified as an onsite deer breeding facility. Texas Parks and … Read More

The public is invited to comment on the proposed rule to eradicate feral hogs in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has released their proposed rule and will hold a public hearing next month on the control of wild hogs or feral swine. Commissioner … Read More

More than a year after Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioners punted on a controversial proposal to ban the use of gasoline fumes to lure rattlesnakes out of hibernation, a working group they appointed to examine the matter has failed to come to any real consensus. At issue is the practice … Read More

The general mule deer season begins Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Panhandle and southwestern Panhandle, and Friday, Nov. 27 in the Trans-Pecos. Mule deer, like most big game animals, are faring very well this year as a result of increased rainfall. All indicators point to a plentiful harvest. Remember that if you take … Read More

Among all the negative effects of the recent drought in Texas, there was one positive result: low lake levels, and the resulting closure of many boat ramps, may have limited the spread of zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species. But with the recent heavy and frequent rains, the state’s zebra … Read More

Chuck Jolley with Drover’s CattleNetwork talked with Cattlemen’s Beef Board and TSCRA director Steven J. Mafrige about running the historic Y-Bar Ranch and how both cattle and wildlife fit into the marketing of their South Texas operation.  Read more at Drovers CattleNetwork…

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in only one of 222 tissue samples that were collected from hunter harvested deer and elk from the Trans Pecos ecoregion during the 2014–15 season as part of a CWD surveillance effort. This sample was collected from a mule deer buck harvested in the … Read More

With a good mixture of mature gobblers and fearless young toms to challenge hunters, this year’s spring turkey season holds plenty of promise, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Not only do they build their own, but beaver can cause significant structural damage to pond dams. Dam problems can turn into big problems.