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

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added Lake Marble Falls and Granger Lake to the statewide list of lakes infested with invasive zebra mussels after discovering established, reproducing populations in the lakes this fall. Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) biologists confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake … Read More

Some ponds attract more ducks, and attract ducks more consistently, than other ponds. What can be done to increase the likelihood of ducks visiting a pond? Management strategies can increase the likelihood of migratory ducks visiting a pond. To attract more ducks, start with a plan to have clearer water, … Read More

Whether you call them wild pigs or feral hogs, they are no longer just a rural problem, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Wild pigs cause more than $52 million in agricultural damage in Texas annually, said John Tomecek, … Read More

While beavers can have beneficial attributes in local ecosystems, they can also wreak havoc on timber, ponds and drainages. Wildlife rules prevent taking or trapping beavers without permit, so one of the of preventing beaver damage is by nonlethal means of exclusion. Exclosures provide an effective means to prevent beavers … Read More

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the details of a protective interim decision on sodium cyanide, the compound used in M-44 devices to control certain wild predators, primarily coyotes, as part of the re-registration review process required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. After a careful review of … Read More

Chronic wasting disease currently it has not been confirmed in Louisiana’s deer population and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Agents are looking to keep the state’s deer population disease-free. That’s why three Louisiana men have found themselves in trouble with the law following the harvest and transportation of … Read More

Source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation proposes changes in Title 800, the administrative rules that govern hunting, fishing and wildlife department operations. The public comment period for this year’s proposed rule changes open Dec. 2 and will close at 4:30 p.m. … Read More