Tag: Rules of Fair Chase

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Part III

Part I: Background Part II: A Brief History of Pigs, Pork and People Part III: The Growth of “Efficient” Factory Farms *  Animal Cruelty *  Big Pig’s Version *  The “Rest of the Story” from

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Part II

Part I: Background Part II: A Brief History of Pigs, Pork and People * Free-Range Pigs in Texas * The Garbage Pig * Pig Prejudice * Big Food and the Garbage Pig Part III: The

The Feral Pig “Problem” – Introduction

Of the many wildlife problems we struggle with in Texas, feral pigs are one of the most difficult. This five-part series examines this pig “problem.”  It asks some common sense questions, offers plain talk about

Trans-Pecos Mule Deer Population Declines 40 Percent – Mule Deer Hunting Season is Lengthened

Far-West Texas: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has extended the mule deer season through the last Sunday in January for those properties operating under Managed Land Deer Permits (MLDP).

Cattleization of Wild Deer Poses Unknown Risks

The Texas Wildlife Association is, by far, the leading advocate and source of private property solutions to preserve wildlife and habitat, in the State of Texas.  TWA has long opposed privatization of deer. “TWA supports

Young Elk and Ocotillo

Young Elk and Ocotillo

It is springtime at Circle Ranch, and even though there has been no rain since October and none expected until July, desert plants are blooming, lambs and fawns are appearing and young elk are starting

Texas Bighorn Society Funds Aerial Gunning of “Exotics” – Potentially Including Elk

Texas Bighorn Society Funds Aerial Gunning of “Exotics” – Potentially Including Elk

It is hard to believe that an organization committed to Fair Chase hunting, wide-scale habitat improvement and restoration of large game animal diversity would in any way associate itself with the eradication of elk, an

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Big Bend Ranch Bighorn Releases: Science, Financial Responsibility, and Ethics
Christopher Gill to Editor of Big Bend Sentinel on Elk Removals by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Christopher Gill to Editor of Big Bend Sentinel on Elk Removals by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

I felt that several comments made by TPWD Executive Director, Carter Smith, defending elk removals, needed rebuttal.

Aoudad at Two Section, August 2009.

Aoudad at Two Section, August 2009.

This is an Aoudad, or Barbary Sheep. 900 of these animals have been shot at Big Bend Park, from helicopters, by members of Texas Parks and Wildlife, some of whom are included in the ‘Contact’