Would you like to know the age of the deer you harvested? If so, come by the Texas Parks and Wildlife data collection station on opening day of hunting, November 6th!
Since 1983, TPWD wildlife biologists have been collecting white-tailed deer age, weight, and antler data from hunter harvested deer throughout the Edwards Plateau. Age and Antler data is used to evaluate age structure and antler characteristics of the deer herd throughout the state as well as assist in preparing proposed regulation changes. TPWD Wildlife Division has collected over 31,000 CWD samples (brain stems) since 2002 and no positives have been found to date.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be holding an Age, Weight, and Antler Data collection station in Mason during opening day of the 2010 deer hunting season on Saturday, November 6th. Also, TPWD personnel will continue to monitor for the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) through the collection of deer brain stems from hunter-killed carcasses on this day. All data collected is on a voluntary basis!
Our collection station will be located on Highway 87 just ½ mile north of the Mason Courthouse in between Dollar General and the Fort McKavitt Inn. An information booth will be on-site with various brochures on wildlife and habitat management. Bring your deer in for an age and antler evaluation! TPWD Biologists will be available to assist you and answer any questions you might have. If you have any questions please contact Kory Perlichek, District Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife at 325-347-5691.