With the start of general season only days away, TDA is announcing its 2nd Annual #BuckFever Harvest Photo Contest on Facebook! #BuckFever has definitely set in across Texas… here’s your opportunity to join in the fun! On Facebook, message TDA your photos or simply post them to the TDA Facebook page to be immediately qualified for...

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 the...

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 misquoted...

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 ranch's...

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. Represented...

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 across...

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...

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