Written by Conor Harrison, LSON. Photo by TDA
Members of the Texas Deer Association gathered last weekend in San Antonio for their annual convention with the cloud of Chronic Wasting Disease hanging heavy over the industry.
Up until a few days before the convention on Aug. 13, TDA were unsure what the future held for their industry.
But, on Aug. 11, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission’s CWD Task Force released the Deer Breeder Movement Standards Plan.
Many members weren’t thrilled with the amount of testing requirements, but the overall attitude of the attendees was positive. The vast majority of breeders and facilities which release deer were back in business.
Attendance to the convention was high and the auction was a huge success, following up on last year’s record total.
Patrick Tarlton was introduced as the new executive director, replacing Karl Kinsel and his more than a decade of service to the organization.
Bob Price also took over Chase Clark’s former duties as new TDA president.
Read more about the convention in the next issue of Lone Star Outdoor News, out Aug. 28.
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