Texans no longer need a license to kill wild hogs. On May 31, Gov. Gregg Abbott signed a bill to allow people to kill feral hogs without a license. The bill allows any landowner, landowner’s agent or lessee to take a feral hog without a hunting license. The bill unanimously … Read More

The Texas Animal Health Commission has adopted changes to the Brucellosis testing requirements for captive exotic cervids entering Texas. These rules will go into effect on June 12, 2019. Amendments were also proposed to trichomoniasis rules in regard to test pooling and virgin bull certificates. Public comments on these changes … Read More

A wild pig population explosion in Missouri has pitted landowners and hunters against natural resource specialists in agreeing on the best way to eliminate the porcine pests. A partnership of federal, state and non-government organizations is adamant that a trapping-only pursuit is the best eradication plan. This has led to … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today |June 1, 2019

Picture courtesy Texas A&M AgriLife

Pond health and maintenance should be a top priority for landowners who want to get the most out of their favorite fishing hole, said a … Read More

Source: Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The first confirmed Asian longhorned tick for the state of Kentucky was found in Martin County. The … Read More

Source: USDA APHIS | May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has finalized the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program Standards that were originally published on March 29, 2018, for stakeholder feedback…. Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | May 16, 2019

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) livestock inspectors discovered fever ticks on cattle originating from a Webb County premises during a routine voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on April 23, 2019.

The … Read More

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats has continued to spread into parts of Central, South, and East Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The fungus was detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in six Panhandle counties. This year it was … Read More

Source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation | May 7, 2019For information on found … Read More

Source: ODWCC |April 24, 2019

An elk from a farmed herd in Lincoln County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Oklahoma … Read More