Big Bend Wildlife Management Update slated for Nov. 1 in Marfa

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contacts: Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu

Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu

 

MARFA – The Big Bend Wildlife Management Update, a collaborative effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, has been set for Nov. 1 in Marfa.

The program will be held in the Paisano Hotel Ballroom, 207 North Highland Ave. It will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Individual registration is $10, due upon arrival with no lunch provided. For more information contact Jesse Lea Schneider, AgriLife Extension agent in Presidio County at 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu,or Logan Boswell, AgriLife Extension agent for Brewster/Jeff Davis counties at 432-837-6207, l-bosswell@tamu.edu.

“Think of the Texas Big Bend area and unspoiled wide-open vistas usually fill your mind, but those visions usually give way to thoughts of our area’s bountiful wildlife resource,” said Schneider, who, along with Boswell, will host the event.

“Our goal for this meeting will be to bring producers and wildlife enthusiasts up to date on a variety of topics and issues unique to our area. So, if you have a passion for bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope or mule deer, this program should top your lists of events to attend this fall.”

Topics and speakers will include:

– Pronghorn Status and Management in the Trans Pecos, Michael Sullins, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologist, Alpine.

– Pronghorn Research and Restoration, James Weaver, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, biologist, Pecos.

– Bighorn Sheep Restoration in the Trans Pecos, Froylan Hernandez, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Big Horn Sheep Program leader, Alpine.

– Desert Mule Deer Status and Management in West Texas, Jason Wagner, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department technical guidance biologist, Fort Stockton.

– Chronic Wasting Disease update in Texas, Mike Janis, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologist, Alpine.

– Brush Sculpting with Wildlife in Mind and Livestock Predator Management, Ken Cearley, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Amarillo.

The program will conclude with a discussion and question-and-answer session to be conducted by area game wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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