The directors have put a great deal of time and effort into this year’s meeting to insure that it will be both informational as well as entertaining. The meeting will be held at the Memorial Auditorium at the County Fairgrounds with lunch provided by Mumphord’s catering.
Topics of discussion this year include “Coyote Calling” by the famous photographer, Wyman Meinzer; “Whitetails, Breeding and Fawns” by Ceasar Kleberg, Wildlife Research Institute and Texas A&M University-Kingsville; “Game Law Enforcement” by Bill Zappe, Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden; and “Deer Survey Results” by Josh Turner, TPWD biologist.
The directors of the WMA also voted with the approval of the Goliad County Commissioners Court to enter a “Hog Out” County Challenge (the Texas Department of Agriculture feral hog abatement program). Grants will be awarded to the top five counties with the most hogs removed and highest participation in the program.
The directors also voted at their last regular meeting to initiate a county bounty of $5 per hog. Landowners in Goliad County are eligible to participate.
See the Goliad County Extension Office website for more information on how to claim bounties and how to help Goliad County win the challenge.
The bounty is good for the rest of this year with a $5,000 budget. The county will receive bonus points for participants at this year’s banquet.
The WMA will also conduct its regular business meeting and award its lifetime member plaques.
There will be no fee for members in attending the annual banquet.