Mark Your Calendar
Wildlife for Lunch Webinar Series
April 21 - Aquatic Weed Control
May 19 - Dove Management
Life's Better Outside Experience
May 6-8, Fort Worth
July 7-10, 2011, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa
Donations sought for ranchers impacted by wildfires
The Texas Wildlife Association encourages Texans who wish to make financial donations to ranchers affected by the recent Texas wildfires to do so through the Texas Department of Agriculture's Star of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund.
Several TWA members have been impacted by wildfires across the state, some losing their home, livestock, and rangeland in recent days. Massive wildfires raging across Texas have charred nearly a half-million acres, and that figure is likely to grow as conditions are expected to get even worse in the coming days.
The STAR Fund will use financial donations to help purchase hay and fencing supplies for ranchers in the affected areas. Donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate to the STAR Fund, or call (512) 475-1615 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (512) 475-1615 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Those wishing to donate hay and supplies should consult this wildfire resource page compiled by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
It's time for Clay County Turkey Fest in Henrietta
Clay County knows how to throw a turkey party that just keeps getting bigger and better every year. And why not? The Rio Grande turkey is our biggest game bird, and the positive economic impact that turkey hunting provides is important to local communities, according to the Wichita Falls Times-Record News.
The North Texas turkey season opened back on April 2, and if you haven't made it out to hunt yet, a good place to see and learn about the big birds will be at the fifth annual Clay County Turkey Fest that runs through the weekend.
Click here for the full article.
TWA takes stance on deer legislation in Austin
The Texas Legislature is considering several bills relating to deer, deer management permits, and the deer breeding industry.
The Texas Wildlife Association opposes many of these bills, and the organization is actively promoting its policy positions at the Capitol.
Some of the bills have been approved by committee and are heading to the full House or Senate for consideration.
Click here for the latest from the TWA Advocacy Center and to Take Action and send an email to your State Senator and State Representative on these important measures regarding privatization of public wildlife resources, the selling of venison from breeder deer, and Deer Management Permits for mule deer.
Volunteers sought for Tarleton State University event
The Tarleton State Chapter of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society is looking for Texas Wildlife Association members to volunteer at its annual Outdoor Expo in Stephenville on Saturday, April 30.
If you are interested, please contact Billy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or TWA's Helen Holdsworth at email@example.com
TWA welcomes new members!
Andrew Beckman, Dallas
Sharon Bulian, Katy
Justin Burch, Mason
Judith Deaton, Washington
Scott Edwards Jr., Blanco
Ian Ellis, Waco
David Ferguson, Deer Park
Keith Grimm, Cypress
Gilberto Guerra Jr., Laredo
Ray Head, Austin
John Hoffart, Magnolia
Lynn Kramer, Dallas
Jared Lischka, Bellville
Adam Luke, Austin
Sean McLerran, Bandera
Gary Monteau, Winnie
David Muegge, Edna
John Naegelin III, Devine
William Penderfraft, Bay City
Homer Reyes, San Antonio
Amanda Ross, Austin
Jacob Sands, Andover, KS
Gerald Schultz, Katy
W. Earl Smith Jr., Austin
John Wilson, Dallas
Grieder Ranch LLC, Grass Valley, CA
Sarvi Yajat Partnership, Abilene
Dusty Alexander, Spring Branch
Rob Hannah, San Antonio
Robert Holman, Fort Worth
Ryan Littman, San Antonio
Matthew Symmank, Athens
Blake Williams, San Antonio
Fred Chandler, Plano
Stephen Howard Family, Fort Worth
Matt Jowett, Nederland
Eric Metcalf, Kempner
Pete Rogers, Austin
Randy Wahl, Southlake
University Lands, Midland
Warren Ranch, Santa Anna