Archive for May 14th, 2009

Simms Creek Wildlife Management Association, 1

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Wildlife Restoration Program

Biologist Mike Miller dropped his jaw during at the spring meeting of the Simms Creek Wildlife Management Association.

[bones rattling] Sorry. At’s awright. You’re a biologist, not a basketball player. (laughter)

A little ribbing and a lot of “jawing” went on during the annual meeting in Star, Texas. Landowners listened to speakers in one room; hunters with leases on their property were in another with Miller.

We’re actually taking a look at their the deer jawbones from this past season’s harvest. And I end up writing a harvest summary for the association during the summer months. And that’s when we kind of revisit their goals and objectives, and see how close they got with this year’s harvest with the goals that are set for them.

Don Jackson, founding member of the Simms Creek Wildlife Management Association, says one of their goals is managing their land for better deer, which they do through Parks & Wildlife’s Managed Lands Deer Permit Program.

And you have to do a lot of different things to qualify for that. You have to run census lines, you have to put in food plots, you have to count deer when you go out, and you have to improve waterways or improve water systems. And you also have to turn in your jawbones as we’re doing here for aging.

Simms Creek WMA—improving herds and hunters—that’s tomorrow.

That’s our show…with support from the Wildlife Restoration Program…working to improve habitat in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.