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Mar

10

2017

Statement on Warfarin-Based Feral Hog Toxicant

Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) recognizes the ecological and agricultural damage that feral hogs create across Texas.  As such, TWA is a staunch proponent of effective and responsible control of feral hog populations.  However, the recent announcement by the Texas Department of Agriculture approving the use of a Warfarin-based feral hog toxicant is cause for concern.


Mar

01

2017

Trump Water Directive Win for Private Property Rights

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action towards the elimination of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. In WOTUS, under the detailed description by EPA in the Federal Register, EPA maps have suggested nearly any waterway in the country could have come under federal jurisdiction.


Feb

10

2017

SB 740, 741 and 742 - Taking Aim at Eminent Domain Reform

SB 740, 741 and 742 are aimed at eminent domain reform. The bills expand upon progress made in landmark 2011 eminent domain legislation. The three bills, authored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, will help level the playing field for property owners who confront corporations and government entities with deep pockets and experienced legal teams.

“We recognize the need for critical infrastructure to support our population and economy, but we believe there is room for rural landowners to be treated more fairly along the way,” Texas Wildlife Association CEO David Yeates said. “These landowners provide enormous benefit to our state by stewarding the open spaces of Texas, and they deserve equitable treatment during condemnation of their private property.”


Feb

02

2017

Youth Distance Learning programs - Spring 2017

TWA’s Spring 2017 lineup of Youth Videoconferencing programs and On-demand Webinars are available now.


Jan

25

2017

First Case of CWD Detected in Free-Ranging Texas Whitetail

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in a hunter harvested 1 1/2 –year-old white-tailed buck submitted for sampling within Surveillance Zone 3 in Medina County. This marks the first confirmed case of CWD in a free-ranging Texas whitetail. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are taking steps to deploy an early detection and containment strategy designed to limit the spread of CWD from the affected area and better understand the distribution and prevalence of the disease.


Jan

23

2017

Texas Big Game Awards 2017 College Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for the 17th Annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas.  Celebrating its 26th year, the Texas Big Game Awards will award $15,000 in college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year.


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