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Exotic Game Species Stresses Desert Bighorn Sheep

Exotic Game Species Stresses Desert Bighorn Sheep

An African import has turned too prolific in Texas. Aoudads—also known as Barbary sheep—were brought to the Lonestar State in the 1950s as exotic game, but, now, according to Froylan Hernandez of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the non-native species...

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Texas: Hunting Feral Hogs Without a License Begins Sep. 1

Texas: Hunting Feral Hogs Without a License Begins Sep. 1

Beginning Sep 1, any person with the consent of the landowner may take feral hogs without a state hunting license, thanks to a new law signed recently by Gov. Greg Abbott. SB 317 by State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) amends current law by removing the requirement...

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90 Facts About Exotic Hoofstock and Conservation

90 Facts About Exotic Hoofstock and Conservation

You hear a lot of chatter and smack-talk about Texas’ high-fenced ranches and our exotic hoofstock. On a recent MeatEater podcast recorded in Dallas, TX, Steve Rinella made jokes straight out of the gate about it and the audience clapped in agreement. As a new hunter,...

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Rocky Mountain Goats Will Be Eradicated

Rocky Mountain Goats Will Be Eradicated

The battle between the US National Park Service and the mountain goat is staged for 2019. Both Grand Teton Nation Park (GTNP) and Olympic National Park (ONP) are actively working towards the total eradication of goats across their landscapes in an effort to preserve...

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