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, Contacts: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, Helen Holdsworth, 855-TXBRIGS (855-892-7447), 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, Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576,   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, Contact: Dr. Todd Sink, 979-862-1558,   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 […]

South Texas Covey Connection seeking additional landowner participants

UVALDE – The South Texas Covey Connection is looking for additional landowners to join its ranks, said a Texas AgriLife Research wildlife scientist. The connection provides relevant research toward managing quail and quail habitat, said Dr. Susan Cooper, a researcher at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde. “It began in 2003 when […]

Urban wildlife management conference set for March 4 in Dallas Program to feature discussion on growing urban coyote population

DALLAS – A conference on managing urban wildlife will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4 in Dallas. The program is co-sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Master Naturalists and Texas Parks and Wildlife. It will be held in the Pavilion at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, […]

Small Acreage Wildlife Management Program Set for May 8

CLARENDON – Landowners interested in managing small acreage for wildlife can attend a program on May 8 at the Clarendon College Bairfield Activity Center in Clarendon. Registration for the program will begin at 8:30 a.m., said Leonard Haynes, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for Donley County. Pre-registration is required by May 2. The program in […]