Texas: Wildlife Symposium, Leming, May 11

A Wildlife Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. in Leming.

The symposium on wildlife is being coordinated by AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar, Frio and Wilson counties in cooperation with the Atascosa Wildlife and Fisheries Committee, Atascosa Wildlife Co-op and the Atascosa County Farm Bureau, said Dale Rankin, AgriLife Extension agent, Atascosa County.

Rankin said four Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units have been requested for the program.

Symposium topics and presenters will be:

  • Wildlife Lease Agreement and Landowner Risk, Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo.
  • Brush Sculpting for Wildlife, Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.
  • Pond Weed Control and Fish Restocking, Peter Woods, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station.
  • Feral Hog Management, Mark Tyson, AgriLife Extension associate, College Station.
  • Using Game Cameras to Make Management Decisions, Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, San Angelo.
  • Management Practices to Encourage Turkey, Quail and Dove, Matt Reidy, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Pleasanton.
  • Bow Hunting Tips, Ross Nieschwitz, local hunter.
  • What is CWD in Deer, Tomacek and Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin.

“The topic of CWD, chronic wasting disease, has been an interesting and challenging one,” Rankin said. “This disease and how it has affected Texas deer breeders will be addressed during the symposium.”

Cost is $40 and lunch is included.

An RSVP is requested by 5 p.m. May 6 to the AgriLife Extension office for Atascosa County at 830-224-0366. Call that number also for more program information.

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