How do I qualify for a Wildlife Tax Exemption?

In 1995, Texas Voters passed legislation to allow landowners to convert their currently agricultural exempt property to a wildlife exemption in order to help allow for breeding, migration, and population for human usage. In order to qualify, landowners must meet three out of the seven qualifications. The qualification are habitat control, predator control, erosion control, providing water, proving food, providing shelter, and making census counts to monitor population. In order to register for a wildlife tax exemption, your property must be an agricultural exempt property for at least a year prior. This means that the year before you file as… Read More

Texas Fish and Wildlife Department

There are various ways to get involved in the Texas Fish and Wildlife Department. The various features allow for there to be something everyone can do to get involved or help. The first way to get involved is to donate money to the Texas Fish and Wildlife Department. The money will help them with keeping their state parks up and running as well as other priority conservation and outdoor recreation needs in Texas. You can choose to donate to any department, like the Texas Game Wardens, Nature Wildlife and Endangered Species, and many more. Another way to get involved is… Read More

Information on Cattle Ranching

Cattle ranching occurs on farms when people raise large herds of cattle, sheep, or horses. People take care of the animals in order to receive something in the future like milk or maybe even beef if you were choosing to slaughter them. If you have beef cattle and would like to produce beef, there are some strict regulations to prevent the spread of disease. You have to be careful with the cow manure laying around because it can spread disease but it can also work as a fertilizer. One thing cattle ranchers have to watch out for is bad weather,… Read More

What is black dirt used for?

There are various versions of black dirt. They are not all the same. Black dirt is a specific type of dirt that comes from drained swampland’s. “Black dirt” is often referred to as top soil. This kind of soil is dark in color, the darker color can easily allow for tilling and fertilizing. This soil is sold in bags or bulk at your local gardening store like Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc.   This soil is the best growing medium for most plants and of course grass. This soil is great for growing almost anything because of the valuable nutrients. The… Read More

How high or low should you build your fence?

When hunting a major factor is the height of your fence. People make some valid points about fencing in general. The first that is very common is that if you are hunting inside a fenced area then the animal has no chance at staying alive. There is a lot to consider when deciding what height fence to put up.   If you are to put a high fence up there are many pros. It will be easier for you to catch the animal most likely because the animal does not have much of a place to go. Another good thing… Read More