• Aerial Armor has been at the forefront of the drone defense industry since 2015 as a service provider and systems integrator for C-UAS solutions. Our diverse team specializes in the use of cutting edge technology to detect and manage drone-related threats. We remain current with the latest types of drone detection systems and have partnered with the leading manufacturers in the industry to provide our clients with custom-tailored solutions. Be sure and listen to this amazing webinar!...

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  • A discussion with Charly Seale, Executive Director of The Exotic Wildlife Association....

  • Please let this letter serve as public input on behalf of the Texas Deer Association (TDA) regarding the Commission’s April 2020 Staff Report on the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC). TDA agrees with many of the Staff’s recommendations. However, our association also strongly believes that additional improvements to the agency’s operations and services would greatly increase the agency’s efficiency and effectiveness pertaining to disease management of white-tailed deer in captive facilities....

  • Join Dr. Chris Seabury from Texas A&M University and the Texas Deer Association for a webinar to explain the recent landmark breakthrough in CWD research, “Accurate Genomic Predictions for Chronic Wasting Disease in U.S. White-Tailed Deer”. Dr. Seabury and a team of federal, state, and academic researchers have changed the landscape of genomic research in white-tailed deer. Learn more about this watershed study in our one hour webinar with Dr. Seabury....

  • We are excited to have TPWD Deer Breeder Program staff explain the upcoming Annual Report submission process. Claudia Solis and Mitch Lockwood will be leading the webinar. As a reminder, annual reports are currently available online. This webinar will provide helpful tips for completing annual reports. The reports and payments must be submitted and received by the department no later than May 15th at 11:59pm. Annual reports must be completed by the permit holder!...

  • AUSTIN, TX – The State Veterinarian of Texas encourages livestock owners to have their animals vaccinated against anthrax this spring. “Following last year’s outbreak in Southwest Texas, we encourage livestock owners in the previously affected and surrounding area to consult with their veterinarian about vaccinating animals before warmer weather arrives.” said Dr. Andy Schwartz, Texas......

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  • TDA Legislative Report  The Texas Deer Association has been hard at work, meeting with lawmakers across the state to discuss topics impacting our industry. Issues such as animal ID, breeder and release site classifications, cross-fencing, pen inspection protocol, and the upcoming Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission Sunset process have dominated......

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  • Texas Deer Association testifies on Senate Bill 810, related to deer breeder identification....

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  • There is something to say about a man who puts God first, regardless of his loving family or successful business. Mark Doering of Classic Canyon Ranch has become a shining example of how to run a deer-breeding business....

  • In an ongoing effort to keep the public apprised of the latest in scientific facts as they relate to Chronic Wasting Disease, the American Cervid Alliance is endorsing the following scientific paper prepared by Dr.’s Don Davis, James Kroll, Greg Stewart, and Ken Waldrup, which dispels much of the mythology surrounding CWD. This well-prepared paper,......

  • NexGen Compounding Pharmacy is one of the newest Platinum Sponsors for the Texas Deer Association. They have burst onto the scene with some of the most professional pharmacists in the business and some of the most competitive prices in the country....

  • Where can you find the country’s best deer genetics and the some of the country’s best people? Look no further than Antler Fest 2018! The Texas Deer Association’s Antler Fest 2018 continued the new year in grand fashion with the event extending to two full days of auctions, seminars, and entertainment at a new location......

  • Native Texans know a thing or two about bull riding, BBQ, and ropin’ cattle. These time-tested Texas traditions were on display during the Texas Deer Association Second Annual Ropin’ and Smokin’ held at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas. This was the first year the event was held in Robstown as there was......

  • 2018 started with a BANG, and High Roller Whitetails made their Annual Buck Draft and Premier Deer Auction bigger and better than ever before. With more than 200 people in attendance, this was a weekend full of fun for all in attendance. A Buck Draft, an auction, fun for the whole family, and who could......

  • A Discussion With Charly Seale, Excutive Director Of The Exotic Wildlife Association....

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  • The USDA has developed a concise question and answer summary of Food-and-Mouth Disease. It also states what it’s response would be if there were to be an outbreak in the United States. FMD is a highly contagious disease that can affect domestic and wild cloven-hoofed animals. The United States is free of the FMD virus......

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  • The following resolution was passed out of the Committee on Wildlife and Captive Wildlife during the USAHA conference in San Diego October 12-18. It was offered by Patrick Tarlton, Executive Director of TDA, under the guidance and support of industry members across the country. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been recognized in wild cervids since......

  • By Dr. Don Davis As a research scientist with 40 years of experience in the area of wildlife diseases, I have been regularly disappointed, disgusted, alarmed, and amazed at both the amount and frequency of alleged facts reported on chronic wasting disease (CWD).  These “facts” are based entirely on totally unsubstantiated rumor or—even worse—on horribly......

  • Austin, TX – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease(CWD) in an elk located within the South-Central Texas CWD Zone. The elk was harvested on a high-fenced premises with common management as a property where white-tailed deer were previously confirmed to have CWD. This case was detected as part of the......

  • SAN DIEGO – This week the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) met for its annual conference, held this year in San Diego. The USAHA is a non-profit organization that brings together government officials, industry representatives, and animal health researchers. Representatives of the leading deer, elk, and reindeer industry organizations met together during the conference.......

  • The excitement surrounding the upcoming Brush Country Bash in Mathis has been mounting for weeks, as the Texas Deer Association finalizes plans for this first-ever event celebrating hunting season and the sporting life in the heart of south Texas! “We could not be more thrilled with the response we have received from the hunting community......

  • Austin, Texas—Today the American Cervid Alliance (ACA) and the Texas Deer Association (TDA) criticized the Texas Big Game Awards for changing its rules to exclude some deer from its scored entries. On Monday, TGBA announced it would no longer accept entries from release sites for 5 years following the last release date, which will affect......

  • Hunting season brings new hope for sportsmen in the Coastal Bend TDA reaches out to communities affected by Harvey with free admission to event Mathis, Texas (September 26, 2017)—It’s been more than one month since Hurricane Harvey attacked the Texas coastline and left a trail of devastation in its wake. Communities in the Coastal Bend......

  • Pearsall, Texas (September 26, 2017) – The fall brings many of Texans favorites – football, cooler weather, and hunting. It also brings the 2nd annual TDA Dove Hunt on Wednesday, September 27th at G5 Ranch. Kicking off at 1:30pm, our day will include a panel discussion presentation, raffles, dinner with drinks, music, and of course,......

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  • TDA members fought wind and waves to bring help and hope to their neighbors CEDAR PARK, TEXAS (September 13, 2017)–August of 2017 will go down in history as the month that would change the landscape of our state forever.  Hurricane Harvey blew into Texas at Rockport, before continuing East up the coast line and parking......

  • Statutory Release Date Extension granted CEDAR PARK, TEXAS (September 13, 2017) — Hurricane Harvey left an indelible impact on the lives of thousands of Texans across south and southeast Texas. For countless ranches and farms across the state, flooding jeopardized people and property, as well as livestock and other animals. This includes the white-tailed deer......

  • TDA celebrates the famous Texas Brush Country with their first-ever Brush Country Bash All-day event to feature archery and shooting competitions, seminars and more Mathis, Texas (September 12, 2017)–It’s been described as rugged, vast, thorny, unrelenting, yet serene.  But the very best word this land is… legendary. It is known as the Brush Country, and......

  • This article is the second in a series describing the various ecoregions of Texas. Different wildlife challenges and opportunities exist in each of the ten ecoregions due to their variation in climate, soil types, terrain, and plants. Doug Jobes of Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) discussed some of the wildlife management opportunities and challenges in......

  • AUSTIN, TEXAS—The Texas deer industry is alive and well, as evidenced by the incredible turnout and record-breaking deer sales during the 19th annual Texas Deer Association Convention! After experiencing two of the toughest years ever faced by the industry, this year’s convention proved that the industry is in the midst of a tremendous rebound. The......

  • 6 Reasons Why You Should Come To The 19th Annual TDA Convention The Texas Deer Association Annual Convention is the largest event is the biggest gathering of deer enthusiasts in the county, and we would like you to join. Here are five reasons why you should join us this year! Live Musical Performance By Kristy......

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  • This report is an update to the initial study completed for the Texas Deer Association in 2007 that reported impacts as of 2005. This survey was performed in mid-2016 and asked for information describing the operations in 2015. View Full Report...

  • The Texas Deer Association recently hosted a live webinar related to the year-end reporting in TWIMS at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for deer breeding facilities and release sites. This webinar included a live question and answer session to ensure members of TDA are able to ask relevant questions pertaining to the CWD testing......

  • In an effort to ensure our membership has the most recent and relevant information regarding the recent discovery of fever ticks in a new area of the state, please click the links below to access the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) brochures and other material regarding the regulations and procedures surrounding the findings. Brochure: Cattle......

  • For TDA member Barbara Peeler and her family, helping kids in the community is part of everyday life. “My main focus has always been kids,” says Peeler, who has been a school board member in her hometown of Jourdanton for nearly 40 years.  Barbara and her husband and family have “run” their Atascosa County ranch......

  • Austin, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) will modify the 223,000 acre Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area (TPQA) in Cameron County, Texas on November 17, 2016. The TPQA was established two years ago when cattle fever ticks were discovered on cattle, horses, white-tailed deer, and nilgai antelope. Through enhanced surveillance in the area, the......

  • Read below to learn about just a few ways you can help support the veterans of our nation this Veterans Day and beyond! Homes for Our Troops www.homesforourtroops.org HFOT builds specially-adapted homes for severely injured veterans across the country, helping to restore dignity and independence to them and their families.  Learn how you can donated......

  • The Texas Deer Association has compiled an election summary for its members to provide voter data and the results of the election.  If you have any questions we encourage you to call the TDA office or visit the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/  View 2016 Election Summary...

  • The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission in partnership with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension are providing a free training to landowners, managers, taxidermists, veterinarians, and others interested in collecting CWD tissues for testing under TAHC’s Certified CWD Postmortem Sample Collector training program. This will be a classroom format as well as......

  • The Veterinary Services division of USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has recently released its “CWD Program Standards Working Group Summary Document” for review and comment by the public. This document was the product of a working group that included representatives from the farmed cervid industry, state animal health and wildlife officials, a......

  • The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is asking Bandera, Medina and Uvalde County landowners, managers, hunters, processors, taxidermists, and veterinarians to assist with Texas’ Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance efforts by collecting CWD samples from species known to be susceptible to the neurological disease.  These species include white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, red deer, sika......

  • Ayr, NE-On Friday, the American Cervid Alliance applauded a decision handed down from Osage County, Missouri Associate Court Judge Robert Schollmeyer ruling against the Missouri Department of Conservation’s overreaching attempt to ban the importation of deer into the state by deer farmers. The regulations were advanced under the guise of protecting the state from Chronic......

  • As deer hunting season takes hold around the country, hunters will again worry about chronic wasting disease, a deer and elk ailment that has been found in 25 states. As states consider regulations to try to stem the spread of CWD, a court ruling in Missouri offers guidance while eliminating some common fears about the......

  • The Texas Deer Association recently partnered with Texas A&M University and the Texas Animal Health Commission to provide veterinary training for rectal and tonsil biopsies for CWD testing. The training was an overwhelming success! Nearly a dozen veterinarians were certified in rectal and tonsil biopsy removal procedures. We would like to thank Sammy Nooner and......

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