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    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Decisions with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Warminski , Patrick; Jones, DeDe (2009-04-07)
      As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Land Management with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Kowaleski, Chuck (2008-11-25)
      When contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program expire, landowners must find profitable ways to manage their properties. These management decisions affect wildlife and habitat. Former CRP land can be returned to crop ...
    • Anthrax 

      Lawhorn, D. Bruce (2001-08-09)
      Anthrax is a very destructive animal disease found worldwide. This publication describes anthrax symptoms in livestock, deer and people, and explains how a diagnosis is made. There is important information about prevention, ...
    • Bioterrorism Preparedness--Anthrax 

      Lawhorn, D. Bruce (2002-04-24)
      This publication explains how people can prepare for a terrorist attack that uses anthrax. It discusses the reasons anthrax might be used in a bioterrorist attack and lists symptoms of anthrax infection in people and signs ...
    • Brush Management Effects on Deer Habits 

      Richardson, Calvin (1999-02-04)
      While brush can be a problem for livestock production on South Texas rangelands, brush is a necessary part of the habitat for deer. This publication describes various brush management methods and illustrates treatment ...
    • Controlling Armadillo Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Armadillos are beneficial because they eat insects and other invertebrates, but they can damage lawns, gardens and structural foundations. They also are believed to transmit leprosy to humans. This leaflet focuses on control ...
    • Controlling Badger Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service (2004-06-28)
      Dens or holes dug by badgers can be a hazard to livestock, horseback riders and machinery. Badgers can be controlled by trapping, shooting, habitat modification or frightening them away with bright lights.
    • Controlling Bats in Urban Areas 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Most species of bats found in Texas are of some economic importance and are beneficial because they eat insects. This publication discusses the characteristics and control of bats. Some safety considerations for handling ...
    • Controlling Beaver Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Beavers are important because their dams stabilize creek flow, slow runoff and create ponds. However, these same dams can negatively alter the flow of creeks. Damage prevention, control and various trapping methods are ...
    • Controlling Cottontail and Jackrabbit Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service (2004-06-28)
      The physical characteristics and habitats of jackrabbits and cottontails are described in this publication, as well as the damage caused by each. Control methods, such as habitat control, fencing, trapping, poisoning and ...
    • Controlling Coyotes With Snares 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Snares are traps that can be used to capture coyotes. The habits of coyotes are discussed, as well as the equipment needed for snaring, where to locate snares, and how to set and check them. Dog and coyote tracks are compared.
    • Controlling Feral Hog Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      This publication discusses the distribution of feral hogs as well as their habitats, food habits and reproduction. Feral hogs can damage crops and kill lambs and kid goats. Methods of control are also explained.
    • Controlling Feral Pigeons 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Excessive numbers of pigeons in cities, suburbs or parks can create a nuisance and a health threat. Control methods include roost elimination, noise-making devices, traps, poisons and shooting.
    • Controlling Ground Squirrel Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Ground squirrels do not normally cause extensive damage in urban areas. However, they do feed on flowers and vegetables in gardens. In rural areas, they can damage cropland and pastureland extensively. Chemical, cultural ...
    • Controlling House Sparrows 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      The small English or house sparrow is common in urban and suburban areas. Their droppings kill vegetation and damage car finishes. They also carry diseases, parasites and insects. This publication lists control methods and ...
    • Controlling Mole Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Moles can cause much damage to crops and livestock. This leaflet explains the proper way to set shocker loop traps and harpoon traps. Cultural controls and habitat modifications are discussed. Moles also can be controlled ...
    • Controlling Nutria Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Nutria are large, semi-aquatic rodents resembling beavers or muskrats. They eat desirable vegetation, girdle trees and burrow into banks and dams. The biological, reproductive and behavioral characteristics of nutria are ...
    • Controlling Opossum Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-05-23)
      Opossums are omnivores that can become a nuisance when they eat pet food, fruit on trees, pecans, seeds in bird feeders and garbage in trash cans. They also carry murine typhus and can transmit the disease to people and ...
    • Controlling Pocket Gopher Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Pocket gophers can seriously damage cultivated farming areas, rangelands, orchards, tree farms and lawns. Mechanical control by probing and chemical control by hand baiting and using fumigants are explained.
    • Controlling Raccoon Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2008-04-15)
      Raccoons can cause much damage to attics, roofs, hen houses, gardens, orchards, lawns, pets and people. This leaflet describes how to control raccons and prevent raccoon infestations.