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Wildlife camp application deadlines approaching
Texas Wildlife Association

March, 2011

final SIGHTED IN heading3. cropped.jpg March 15, 2011 Application deadlines nearing for terrific summer youth wildlife camps The application deadline for Texas Brigades summer camps is April 1. Students ages 13-17 may apply to attend one of its five summer camps offering wildlife education and leadership development. Click here to apply online. Click here to download an application form from the Texas Brigades website. South Texas Buckskin - June 5-9, Southern Star Ranch, Uvalde; Rolling Plains Bobwhite - June 18-22, Centennial Lodge, Coleman; South Texas Bobwhite - June 26-30, 74 Ranch, Campbellton; Bass Brigade - July 11-15, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna; North Texas Buckskin - July 17-21, Stasney's Cook Ranch The Wildlife Conservation Camp will be held July 17-23 at the Welder Wildlife Foundation near Sinton. It is sponsored by the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society and is open to high school students who have completed the 9th grade or higher. The camp focuses on exciting hands-on activities with presentations led by Texas Chapter members and wildlife professionals from across Texas. The application deadline is May 1. Click here for more information about the camp. WildLife 2011 features Laura Bush, great activities and auction items Registration for WildLife 2011, July 7-10, in San Antonio, is now available online or via a printed registration form. Click here for the online convention registration website, a new feature and offering for this year's event. Click here for a copy of the convention registration form to complete and mail/fax to the TWA headquarters office. Laura Bush WildLife 2011 is at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Reduced full registration for the convention and a lower overnight room rate at the JW Marriott await all WildLife 2011 attendees. Among the highlights at this year's convention is a presentation by former First Lady Laura Bush at the TWA Foundation Luncheon on Friday, July 8. Her presentation is titled, "Taking Care of Texas: Conservation and Land Stewardship." This year's Grand Auction on Saturday, July 9, features aDesert Bighorn Sheep lucrative Desert Bighorn Sheep permit, a first for TWA and the Grand Auction. The permit is provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Other great activities at WildLife 2011 include education seminars, the TWA Family Dinner and Texas Big Game Awards Statewide Sportsman's Celebration, a record number of exhibitors, a TWA General Session, Casino Night, and much more. Facebook posting prompts investigation into alligator killing in Bastrop County A man who boasted on Facebook that he killed an 11˝-foot alligator in Central Texas is a prime suspect in the illegal shooting, Texas wildlife authorities said last week. The San Antonio Express-News reports the gator's body was discovered near a creek in Bastrop County about a week ago, said Fred Ensinger, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The alligator's size is an "anomaly," Ensinger said, noting that it's nearly twice as big as gators rarely seen so far from the Texas Gulf Coast. Amos Cooper, a state alligator expert, estimated it probably at least 20 to 30 years old and weighed between 500 to 800 pounds, given its length and girth. Click here for the full article. TWA promotes organization at TSCRA Trade Show in San Antonio The Texas Wildlife Association is sponsoring an exhibit display at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Trade Show, April 1-2, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The TWA display booth and Trade Show is part of the TSCRA's 134th Annual Convention. The TWA booth will promote organizational programs and activities, membership, and highlight TWA's partnership with TSCRA on key policy initiatives at the Texas Legislature. Farmers, ranchers along border offering personal stories of impact on website The Texas Wildlife Association supports Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and his efforts to bring attention and public awareness to the growing problem of border violence and the impact this activity is having on Texas farmers and ranchers. The ProtectYourTexasBorder.com website allows farmers, ranchers, and landowners along the border a venue to chronicle their stories. “With ProtectYourTexasBorder.com, the Texas Department of Agriculture documents the true stories of those who supply our food under the constant danger of criminals who have crossed our border illegally. Through this website, I implore the federal government to enforce our laws and secure our nation’s borders. We are at war, and our federal government must answer its call of duty to protect its citizens and our national security,” writes Commissioner Staples on the website. TWA recognizes the sensitivity of the website and its content, and TWA joins Commissioner Staples in denouncing website comments that are inappropriate and encourage vigilantism. Forward this email to a friend Mark Your Calendar Wildlife for Lunch Webinar Series March 24 - Waterfowl Management April 21 - Aquatic Weed Control Life's Better Outside Experience May 6-8, Fort Worth WildLife 2011 July 7-10, 2011, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa Make plans to attend Farm and Range Forum, April 1-2 The 2011 Farm and Range Forum, “Conserving Our Rural Heritage,” will be held in Uvalde, Friday, April 1 - Saturday, April 2. Click here for agenda details and a registration form. Friday’s activities include a tour of the Harris Ranch, with discussions about rangeland management, riparian values and protection, and healthy plant diversity. A steak dinner at the ranch will be followed by a campfire and conversation. Saturday’s activities will be held at the Adult Activity Center in Uvalde. Topics to be covered include pesticide laws and regulations (with CEUs available), public benefits of private land, ways to maximize conservation values, estate planning, income diversification, and economic development. Con Mims, General Manager of the Nueces River Authority, will be the keynote speaker at lunch. A special presentation about the “Barn Again” program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation will also be given. Attendees can earn 5 hours of CEU credit for Certified Professional in Range Land Management. A hotel block with rooms for $89.95 per night has been arranged at the Uvalde Holiday Inn Express. Please call (830) 278-7300 and ask for the “Farm and Range Forum” block of rooms. TWA welcomes new members! Gary Barrett, Austin Joseph Bruno Jr., Driftwood Kevin Burns, Dallas Larry Garza, San Antonio Alonzo Gates III, San Antonio David Kramer, Fort Worth Jessica Lucas, Austin Todd McLemore, Austin Clyde Morton, Louise Michael Mulcahy, Sugar Land Alan Murphy, Cypress F. E. Pryor Jr., Canyon Lake William Pusley, La Porte Don Riddle, Houston Billy Schlab, Llano Green Smith Jr., North Zulch Christian Stahl, Salt Flat Carl Stroud, Aledo Micheal Weaver, Highlands Robert Wooldridge, League City Robert Wright, Galveston 4 R Ranch, Kilgore ASD Holdings, LLC, Carrizo Springs East Mill Creek Ranch, LLC, Spring Lago Bello, LLC, Houston Law Office Of George P. Morrill III, Beeville Outlaws Roost Outfitters, Mobeetie Payne Payne-McBride Cattle Co., Weslaco Texas Catorce Ranch, LP, Weimar Gary Baring, Floresville Kevin Benefield, Katy Martin Bowen, Fort Worth Bill Knight, Fort Worth Trel Lloyd, New Braunfels Dennis McBroom, Nocona Clay Person, Laredo Jeff Rogers, Fort Worth Mark Willett, Laredo Lisa Williams, Kerrville Colorado-Mann Hunting Club, Cedar Park Heifer Trap LLC, Austin TCU Ranch Management Program, Fort Worth Christopher Smith, Spring Grant Schwertner, Miles Janet Andrews Family, Sonora Charles Turney, Alpine Travis Asklund, Georgetown Ben Boothe, Fort Worth Sanch Boothe, Fort Worth Harry (Dale) Clark III, Haltom City Lauren Cowley, Stephenville Dan Craine, Fort Worth Robert Mann APO, AE Robert Patton Jr., Fort Worth James Petta, Corpus Christi Flavious Smith Family, Crawford Wilson Woods, Fort Worth Texas Ranch Management & Construction, Aledo Barnard Partners, Haltom City

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