Desert Bighorns Thrive Again in Far West Texas
Texas is home to about 4 million white-tailed deer, and about half of them live in the Hill Country and Edwards Plateau. In addition, Texas is home to more than 2 million goats, sheep and exotics, and the majority of these live in the Hill Country. These animals depend on browse, the leaves and tender twigs of woody plants, as an important part of their diet.
We are hosting a broad panel of speakers to provide diverse perspectives on issues relating to border security and a possible physical wall along the Texas-Mexico border. Topics covered will include the criticality of border security, private property rights concerns, inadvertent wildlife impacts, and cross-border wildlife conservation efforts with Mexico. Our goal is to provide attendees with a thought-provoking discussion on this important matter to help all make well-informed opinions for themselves.
Texas Wildlife Association boils down to doing right by Texas. It’s about taking care of home.
These are some of the noteworthy species that were “numberless” when our great-great grandfathers settled this state. Now, these species are reduced to insignificance or gone forever. In 1860, Texas had 600,000 people who comprised less than 2 percent of the total U. S. population. Now, we have 28 million people who comprise over 8 percent of the U. S. population. When human habitation increases, wildlife habitat decreases.
Regardless how hard we hunt them, hunting alone can’t keep up with the feral hog population explosion.