Range and Wildlife Field Day set for Sept. 19 in Brown County

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, brown-tx@tamu.edu Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061, mmarshall@ag.tamu.edu Brian Hays, 254-865-2061, bhayes@tamu.edu   BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a multi-county Range and Wildlife Management Field Day on Sept. 19 in Brown County for landowners interested in […]

AgriLife Extension slates second set of Quail Appreciation Days this fall

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, r-rollins@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a second set of Quail Appreciation Days across Texas this fall for landowners, naturalists and others interested in proper quail management aimed at stopping the decline of wild native quail. […]

AgriLife Extension adds two new quail apps

Effort is part of statewide Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. James Cathey, 979-845-7471, jccathey@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has added two new quail management apps to their growing tally of electronic resources for tech-savvy wildlife managers. “These  apps are free and […]

AgriLife Extension to offer two Hill Country ‘Facing the Quail Decline’ workshops

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. James Cathey, 979-845-7471, jccathey@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will co-conduct two “Facing the Quail Decline” workshops in Kerr and Mason counties in September. The programs will have similar formats, but speakers and topics will vary to fit […]

AgriLife Extension agent helps shrimpers haul in deadly catch

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE  –  Like hunters anxiously awaiting the start of deer season, shrimp boats from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi recently converged near the mouth of the Rio Grande along the southern Gulf Coast. They were there to join local shrimpers for the opening of the Texas shrimp harvest season, according to Tony Reisinger, Texas […]

Texas Brigades summer camp registration starts now

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu Helen Holdsworth, 855-TXBRIGS (855-892-7447), hholdsworth@texas-wildlife.org SAN ANGELO – Registration for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Brigades summer wildlife leadership camps program has begun, said Dr. Dale Rollins, camp coordinator. “Summer seems a long way off with these ‘Blue Northers’ whipping across […]

North Texas QuailMasters 2014 dates set

Workshop series targets serious students of quail   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – “Understanding the Quail Equation” is the recurring theme of four quail management workshops starting April 27 at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch near Roby. Organizers say the North Texas QuailMasters workshop […]

AgriLife Extension website offers aquaculture ‘one stop shop’

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Todd Sink, 979-862-1558, Todd.Sink@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – From alligators to water gardens and fish to oysters, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new Aquaculture Fisheries and Pond Management website has those topics covered and more, said the site’s creator. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, said […]

Training set for fishing tournament weighmasters

Weighmaster training and certification class set for May 18 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Fishing tournaments have become so popular in South Texas that one is held almost every weekend during the summer months. With so much at stake, classes and certification are available to make sure event judges, known as weighmasters, know exactly what they’re […]

Feral hog ‘community of practice’ provides multi-state expertise, resources

COLLEGE STATION – Texas AgriLife Extension Service, part of the Texas A&M University System, along with other land-grant university Extension entities and agencies in a multi-state Feral Hog Community of Practice, have launched an important new resource, said a top project participant. “Through this community of practice, experts from across the nation will produce and […]