Official Media Advisory: Panhandle Wildlife Conference Rescheduled in Lubbock Feb. 1,2

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LUBBOCK – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech University and the Texas Wildlife Association have rescheduled the Panhandle Wildlife Conference for Feb. 1-2, 2024, at Texas Tech University’s National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.

The conference will be the first of its kind since the 1990s and will explore the diverse landscape and wildlife of the Texas Panhandle, a region rich in both history and natural resources.

“This conference was designed with the Texas Panhandle landowners and land managers in mind,” said Brad Simpson, TPWD Panhandle District Leader. “We wanted to showcase not only what is going on in the Panhandle but also provide land managers the opportunity to see and hear up-to-date information on a variety of topics.”

Topics will include landowners’ perspectives, current management strategies, technical assistance programs available and chronic wasting disease. There will also be sessions with current information on quail, deer, pronghorn, migratory birds, water conservation and rare species.

“We are excited to be able to share some of this information with Panhandle landowners and land managers,” said Simpson. “There is something for everyone.”

There will be biologists from state, federal, non-governmental agencies and universities available to network with landowners and hunters.  The event will also include a lunch, chuckwagon dinner and social following the evening panel discussions on Thursday. 

To register for the event, visit the official conference website at The site includes registration information and an agenda for the conference.  For more information contact Brad Simpson, TPWD Panhandle Wildlife District Leader, at