MARFA â€“ Wildlife management will be the topic of a free seminar to be conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Sept. 1 in Marfaâ€™s Paisano Hotel Ballroom.
â€œWildlife plays a big part in the economics and culture of far West Texas,â€ said Jesse Schneider, AgriLife Extension agent in Presidio County. â€œItâ€™s something we put great value in and strive to preserve. This seminar is meant to help our areaâ€™s landowners do that by providing them with the latest information available on pronghorn antelope and mule deer, two of our most important game animals.â€
The morning topics will include talks on pronghorn populations and restoration efforts, wildlife water development, the Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan, and intensive management strategies for desert quail.
The afternoon talks will be on feral hogs, wildlife economics, mule deer nutrition and the status of the mule deer population.
The seminar is being conducted by AgriLife Extension agents in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties.
There will be three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available in the general category.
The seminar will include speakers from AgriLife Extension, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, private industry and AgriLife Extension Wildlife Services.
For more information contact Schneider at 432-729-4746.