Hunting & Wildlife FAQ - Wildlife & Land Management

Q: I'm looking for assistance in managing wildlife and habitat. What do I do?
A: Contact the field based wildlife biologist that serves your county. This information can be found by going to our website under Land & Water - Find a Biologist - and by clicking on your specific county.

Q: How do I find information about getting an agricultural valuation for wildlife management?
A: A wildlife tax valuation is only for those lands that are currently appraised as open spaced agricultural land. More information can be found on our website by going to Land & Water - Agriculture Property Tax Conversion.

Q: What is MLDP?
A: The Managed Land Deer Program (MLDP) is intended to foster and support sound management and stewardship of native wildlife and wildlife habitats on private lands in Texas. Deer harvest is an important aspect of habitat management and conservation. Landowners enrolled in either the MLDP Harvest Option or Conservation Option are able to take advantage of extended season lengths and liberalized harvest opportunities.

Q: How can I raise game birds and where can I get game birds to raise?
A: To raise game birds, one would need to obtain a Game Bird Breeders license from our licensing department. They would also have information on other breeders. Additional information can be found on our website at: Hunting & Wildlife - Licenses - Commercial Licenses.