Wildlife management is becoming increasingly important to the economy of the Texas Hill Country. Coordinating wildlife management with traditional ranch management is the key to our Hill Country future.
Bill Armstrong, formerly with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Kerr Wildlife Management Project, will be speaking on “fifty thousand years of ranch management in the Texas Hill Country and its impact on wildlife management” or “what habitat and game management practices you need to maximize your deer herd.” Armstrong’s talk will include which deer to harvest and how to age deer on the hoof. Armstrong says the first forty-nine thousand eight hundred years of the ranch management part of his talk goes pretty fast so don’t be late… you won’t want to miss one millennium of it!
Todd Swift, our Blanco County AgriLife Agent, and the Board of the Pedernales Wildlife Management Coop have arranged to have Bill Armstrong speak at our Eighth Annual Pedernales Wildlife Management Coop Meeting. Bill Armstrong is one of the foremost authorities on whitetail deer, prescribed fire, and just about every other phase of wildlife and “Game Management” associated with traditional ranch management in the Texas Hill Country.
Mr. Armstrong’s talk should prove both interesting and educational to all Blanco ranchland owners as they consider how best to develop their deer herds and to diversify their ranch activities to capitalize on their wildlife potential.
As with the coop’s seven previous meetings, the general public is invited to join the coop members at the lecture. Admission is free and the talk and meeting should not exceed one and a half hours.
We appreciate Blanco County’s support and interest in the Pedernales Wildlife Management Coop and look forward to seeing you at the PEC Auditorium at 4:00pm on September 10 to welcome Bill Armstrong and learn more about ranch management of deer and other wildlife in the Texas Hill Country.
For any questions, please call Todd Swift at 830-868-7167.