Wildlife

We offer a wide range of resources, publications and events to provide landowners, conservationists and hunters an array of information regarding wildlife, including white-tailed deer, dove, quail, waterfowl and turkeys as well as non-native species like feral hogs as well as habitat and population management.

Related Department: Animal Science, Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management

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Feral Hog Management

The feral hog management program is for people throughout the state of Texas and beyond who are interested in more information on feral hogs.
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Publications

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Adding crushed agricultural limestone (calcium carbonate), or "liming," is a relatively inexpensive, well-known, and highly discussed management practice to enhance crop productivity in both acidic soil and water. Liming a pond to maintain consistent and optimal alkalinity concentrations will improve ecosystem health and maximize fish growth. This publication discusses aquatic health and the application of […]

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The small English or house sparrow is common in urban and suburban areas. Their droppings kill vegetation and damage car finishes. They also carry diseases, parasites, and insects. This publication lists control methods and control restrictions. (2 pages)

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Roosting birds include blackbirds, starlings, grackles, and cowbirds. Like pigeons and sparrows, their droppings cause problems, and they carry diseases. This publication describes various methods of control. (4 pages)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The Texas Wildlife Services Program provides statewide leadership in the science, education and practice of wildlife management to protect the state’s agricultural, industrial and natural resources, as well as the public’s health, safety and property.

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The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about wildlife, forestry, water conservation and more.

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Birding with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is a comprehensive set of programming and resources related to birding in Texas.

Texas Master Naturalist 2022 Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting will be hosted in the heart of one of the most ecologically diverse urban centers in the nation.

All Resources on Wildlife

  • Publication

    Adding crushed agricultural limestone (calcium carbonate), or "liming," is a relatively inexpensive, well-known, and highly discussed management practice to enhance crop productivity in both acidic soil and water. Liming a pond to maintain consistent and optimal alkalinity concentrations will improve ecosystem health and maximize fish growth. This publication discusses aquatic health and the application of […]

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    In urban areas, tree squirrels can become pests when they eat pecans, berries, bird seed or vegetables from home gardens, or when they nest in attics. This leaflet discusses control of squirrels by fencing, trapping, poisoning and shooting. (4 pages.)

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    Wildlife Services, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, helps the public manage the problems sometimes caused by wildlife. Its objectives are to protect wildlife, crops, livestock, property and human health by controlling wildlife when necessary. (2 pages.)

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    House rats and mice eat and contaminate human and animal food, and they damage and destroy property. This leaflet explains how to identify rats and mice by their droppings, runways, food crumbs and noises. Various control methods are discussed. (4 pages.)

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    Snares are traps that can be used to capture coyotes. The habits of coyotes are discussed in this publication, as well as what equipment is needed for snaring, where to locate snares, and how to set and check them. Dog and coyote tracks are compared. (4 pages.)

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