The Attwater’s prairie chicken and the whooping crane have had a tough time hanging on in southeast Texas. But there’s reason for optimism. The Texas Standard talks prairie chicken and whooping crane recovery progress despite setbacks and how landowners are helping. Read and listen…

Muddy tree bases, wallowing location and overturned soil are all signs of nearby, active wild pigs. Often, wild pigs will wallow in water to help remove parasites and regulate body temperatures. After wallowing, wild pigs will scrape off excess mud on nearby trees, posts and poles. Landowners can … Read More

Concerned about the status of your breeding quail? Several years of dry weather and a hard winter in 2021 have exerted their collective toll on quail populations. Dr. Dale Rollins, Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation, says several folks have told him they haven’t seen a quail in months. … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | April 27, 2021

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has detected invasive zebra mussels at Lake Brownwood in the Colorado River Basin, southeast of Abilene. Zebra mussel larvae were detected in plankton samples collected … Read More

The emerald ash borer is a tiny green beetle that isn’t native to Texas, but they’ve been found in six counties so far. You can easily transport them when you move firewood from place to place. Texas Standard talked to Wizzie Brown, an insect specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office, about the pest. … Read More

Texas AgriLife Extension Agricultural Law Specialist Tiffany Lashmet joins TSCRA Talk host, Kristen Brown, to discuss the importance of properly setting up a hunting lease. Lashmet shares a variety of topics that need to be included in the written hunting lease as well as who needs to sign … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | April 20, 2021

Spring is in the air and with that comes one of Texas’ best spring traditions, angling for catfish. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Neighborhood Fishin’ program enables friends and families … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department  | April 19, 2021

With more people enjoying the outdoors this spring season, you may start to notice more wildlife in your backyard, neighborhood or surrounding areas. Species including birds, deer and snakes are active this time … Read More

Source: USDA APHIS Wildlife Service

Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, has prepared a Supplement to the Environmental Assessment (EA) entitled “Field Evaluation of HOGGONE® … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | April 9, 2021

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) received confirmation of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus serotype 2 (RHDV2) in domestic rabbits on a Tom Green County premises on March 5, 2021. This is the first positive case … Read More