Before taking surveys, the Goliad County Extension Office contacts the game warden and the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office to let them know which day, between what hours and on which roads a spotlight survey will be conducted.
A deer spotlight survey is one of the most commonly used methods for censusing white-tailed deer.
Counts usually begin one hour after sunset but a route could be counted an hour before sunset, just to see if there is a variance in data collection. Several routes are set up throughout the Goliad County.
Spotlight surveys are typically conducted from July 15 through the end of August.
For more information in possibly setting up a survey route or to help with counting the WMA routes, contact the Goliad County Extension Office or Technical Biologist Josh Turner.