East Texas Wildlife Expo set for Oct. 6 in Jasper

Rob Williams, Texas AgriLife Today

September 11, 2023

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the East Texas Wildlife Expo on Oct. 6 in Jasper.

Two white tailed deer bucks stand in a pasture. White-tailed deer will be one of the topics discussed at the Oct. 6 East Texas Wildlife Expo in Jasper.
White-tailed deer will be one of the topics discussed at the Oct. 6 East Texas Wildlife Expo in Jasper. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

The expo will begin with registration at 8 a.m., and the program will be from 8:30 a.m-3 p.m. at the Jasper County Annex, 271 E. Lamar St., Suite 101. Registration is $10 per person if purchased before the Sept. 22 deadline and $20 per person after that date. To register, visit https://tx.ag/ETWildlifeExpo.

One general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit will be available for the pond management portion of the expo. Lunch will be provided and there will be a vendor show during the event.

Expo goal and agenda

The expo is presented to help participants learn more about the best practices used for wildlife and land management, specifically for the piney woods region of East Texas, said Matthew March, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Polk County.

The agenda with topics and speakers include:

  • Whitetail 101, Jacob Dykes, assistant professor and AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Corpus Christi.
  • Native wildscaping, Gabe Hargrove, biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Newton.
  • Chronic wasting disease, Dykes.
  • Laws and regulations updates, Ryan Svehla, Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden, Sabine County.
  • Habitat evaluation and pond management in the field, March and Hargrove.

For more information, contact March at 936-327-6828 or at matthew.march@ag.tamu.edu.  


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