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March 22, 2004

TPWD Looking at Series of Deer Management Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas — With only about one percent of the total land mass in Texas being managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, wildlife conservation will have to happen on private land to be successful in Texas.

Providing private landowners and wildlife managers with the freedom and flexibility to effectively manage wildlife on their property is one of the benchmark priorities in TPWD’s Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan, designed to guide the agency’s long-range efforts.

One of the ways TPWD assists private landowners with resource conservation is through agency-approved wildlife management plans. Currently, about 14.5 million acres of private property operate under such plans.

Among Texas’ most prized natural assets is the white-tailed deer and while many other wildlife species benefit from proper habitat conservation measures, a majority of wildlife management plans are tailored to address the needs of deer.

And as deer management strategies evolve, TPWD recognizes the need to adjust and amend the guidelines to allow land managers to be more efficient and effective stewards. This spring, the agency is looking at a series of proposed changes based upon recommendations from the TPW Commission’s White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee. Following is a summary of those recommendations, which are up for comment right now in a series of public hearings going on around the state.

Comments about these proposals and others being considered by TPWD may be made online at ( or in writing to: TPWD Public Comment, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744.

A series of 19 public hearings began March 8 and continues through March 24. The public is encouraged to attend and make comment at any of the following remaining meetings. All hearings start at 7 p.m.:

SL 2004-03-22

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