Four States Agricultural Exposition set Feb. 11 in Texarkana

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEXARKANA – The Four States Agricultural Exposition will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas, said Dr. Brian Triplett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Red River County. The exposition is a joint effort between AgriLife Extension and the […]

Wild Pig Management Workshop set for Feb. 9 in Luling

LULING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Wild Pig Management Workshop for landowners and the general public from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Luling Foundation, 523 S. Mulberry St. in Luling. The program is free, but attendees have the option of paying for a catered lunch. Five Texas Department […]

Wildlife and Range Workshop set for Sept. 25 in Robert Lee

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Morgan Runyan, 325-453-2461, morgan.runyan@ag.tamu.edu ROBERT LEE – A Wildlife and Range Workshop has been scheduled for Sept. 25 at the Robert Lee Community Center, 150 County Park Road in Robert Lee. Registration is set from 8-8:45 a.m. followed immediately by the program, which should conclude by 2 p.m., […]

Statewide Quail Symposium fast approaches

Program set Sept. 16-18 in Albany and Abilene Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu              ABILENE – Time is drawing near for the Statewide Quail Symposium, to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Sept. 16-18 in Albany and Abilene, coordinators said.            Activities will begin with a […]

It’s shaping up to be a jubilee quail year

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – From seemingly teetering on the brink of extinction to roaring back with a vengeance, wild quail seem to have made a miraculous comeback across Texas, said one wildlife expert. “The 2015-16 quail season is going to be the best we’ve […]

Nesting habitat is vital to healthy quail populations

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Becky Ruzicka, 661-618-3956, Becky.Ruzicka@tamu.edu      DALLAS – Maintaining a healthy wild quail population hinges on the success of their annual production, because they are short lived and have a high mortality rate, said a Texas quail expert. “Without large numbers of new birds being added to […]

Wild pig management video series set for initial release Aug.18

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576 ,s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Mark Tyson, 979-845-4698, mark.tyson@ag.tamu.edu    COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is aggressively taking steps to keep landowners abreast of the state’s ever-increasing feral hog population. A recent step is The Wild Pig Management Video Series. Mark Tyson and Josh Helcel, AgriLife Extension associates with […]

Couple ‘pays it forward’ through their wildlife operation

September 16 tour of Albany’s Trail Ranch to highlight upcoming statewide quail fete Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   ALBANY – Practicing what they preach and what they’ve learned best describes Justin and Tamara Trail, owners of the Trail Ranch, a wildlife operation near Albany. Dr. Dale Rollins, […]

Chronic Wasting Disease program set Aug. 11 in Hondo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Derrick Drury, 830-741-6180, derrick.drury@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576, john.tomecek@ag.tamu.edu HONDO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will conduct a townhall-style informational program on chronic wasting disease from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1303 Ave. […]

Dove program set for Aug. 25 near Coleman

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Palmer, 325-625-4519, m-palmer@tamu.edu COLEMAN – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a dove program on Aug. 25 at the Lake Coleman Volunteer Fire Department Community Center, 140 Scenic Drive in Coleman. “Coleman County traditionally has some of the best dove hunting in the state, and with dove […]