Source: Michigan State University Today

Michigan State University and Michigan Department of Natural Resources scientists are testing a faster, more accurate way to screen and diagnosis chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in deer. The three-year, $900,000 project, funded by both institutions, will use RT-QuIC, a technology … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer. This is particularly important for those taken inside the Trans-Pecos, … Read More

Hunting season has arrived and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials are reminding hunters in South Texas that additional precautions are required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer, and other exotics located on fever tick quarantined premises.

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have partnered to coordinate chronic wasting disease (CWD) post-mortem sample collection trainings in the Panhandle and Trans-Pecos. As part of the … Read More

This month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail podcast covers our forecast for the 2019-20 quail hunting season.  Get the latest scoop on population estimates and learn which factors take us from “boom” to “bust” seasons and vice-versa. Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner also discuss … Read More

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