Upper Gulf Coast Wildlife Expo scheduled Nov. 6 in Simonton

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

Contact: Dr. Greg Kaase, 979-458-3348, g-kaase@tamu.edu

 

SIMONTON – Nature tourism, feral hog hunting and property tax valuation for wildlife are just a few of the featured topics at the Upper Gulf Coast Wildlife Expo and Trade Show scheduled from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Twinwood Ranch Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton.

The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Twinwood Ranch.

“The expo is open to landowners, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts,” said Dr. Greg Kaase, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station. “We will be covering several topics that will appeal to many landowners and those with interests in hunting or managing hunting operations throughout Texas.”

The Upper Gulf Coast Wildlife Expo and Trade Show scheduled from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Twinwood Ranch Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The Upper Gulf Coast Wildlife Expo and Trade Show is scheduled from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Twinwood Ranch Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the program beginning at 8 a.m., Kaase said. Dr. Jim Cathey, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, College Station, will present “Property Tax Valuation for Wildlife.” He will be followed by David Lobpries, wildlife biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, presenting “Wetland Management for Waterfowl.”

Following a break, Peter Woods, aquaculture specialist with AgriLife Extension, College Station, will present “Fish and Aquatic Plant Management” and Miles Phillips, AgriLife Extension  specialist ,  also of College Station,  will present “Wildlife and Nature Tourism Enterprises.”

The afternoon topics will feature T.J. Muir, management biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,  “Feral Hog and Predator Hunting” and a presentation on the role of aerial gunning in feral hog hunting by representatives with Vertex Tactical Aviation.

Cost is $10 prior to Nov. 1 and $20 on site. The fee covers all expo proceedings and a noon meal.

For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Fort Bend County at 281-342-3034.

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