We promote the advancement of land stewardship through
ranching, science, and education.

Upcoming Events

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Texas Wildlife Association Annual Convention

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), our valued partner, celebrates 39 years of promoting effective habitat conservation and responsible hunting through private land stewardship at its annual convention, WildLife 2024, on July 11-14 in San Antonio.

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Matagorda County Wildlife Symposium

Hear from East Foundation's Range and Wildlife Specialist, Abe Woodard, as he discusses the Sustainable Harvest of Northern Bobwhites. See the attached flyer for other topics, speakers, and RSVP info.

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The Wildlife Society Annual Conference

No matter your brand or mission, chances are you will find your audience at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. They regularly have attendees from all 50 U.S. states, several Canadian provinces, sovereign tribes, and beyond. Their attendees are researchers, executives, technicians, professors, land managers, decision-makers, policy analysts, statisticians, students, and more.

Recent Posts

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Physiological Carry-over Effects of Variable Precipitation are Mediated by Reproductive Status in a Long-lived Ungulate

This study found that reduced summer rainfall in semi-arid Texas led to increased stress hormone levels in lactating female white-tailed deer the following autumn. This demonstrates that environmental stressors can have long-lasting effects on animals, which is important for understanding the potential impacts of climate change on wildlife.

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Summer 2024 Newsletter

In this summer issue of our newsletter, read about our Santa Rosa Ranch, how our ranch crew stays busy in the hotter months, adult education programs, and endangered species stewardship and policy.

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Nilgai Antelope Display No Signs of Infection Upon Experimental Challenge With a Virulent Babesia Bovis Strain

This study investigated the susceptibility of nilgai antelope to Babesia bovis infection, transmitted by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) spp. Despite R. (B.) microplus infestation in South Texas, the role of nilgai in parasite transmission remains unclear. Nilgai were inoculated with B. bovis merozoites or sporozoites, alongside Bos taurus beef calves as controls. Monitoring included daily temperature and hematocrit checks, blood collection for PCR and ELISA diagnostics, and histological examination of cerebral tissue for infection evidence. Bovine calves were then sub-inoculated with blood from challenged nilgai and monitored for infection signs. Additionally, in vitro cultures examined parasite colonization of red blood cells from both nilgai and cattle.

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