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.
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.
Texas is more than a state. It’s an ideal. Our mission at the Texas Wildlife Association stems from a deep-seeded love and respect for that ideal. From the beautiful, expansive land to the thousands of species we share it with, we believe every part of Texas is worth protecting, because to truly take pride in something, one must be willing to invest in it and care for it. We love our great state, and to ensure future generations do as well, we will carry our pride as a reminder to not only love Texas, but to look after it.