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Rodeo Goes Wild

Wildlife seminars to be held at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

By Diana Foss

For the first time in its 75-year history, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (February 27 - March 1 at Reliant Arena) is adding a wildlife component to its lineup of activities. The Ranching and Wildlife Expo will feature wildlife management seminars by experts in the field. Topics will include landowner liability to recreational guests, integrated land management for cattle and wildlife, high fence/low fence wildlife management, feral hog control, habitat management for songbirds, creating successful wildscapes, aging deer on the hoof, successful wildflower plantings and supplemental feeding for white-tailed deer.

At more than 40 wildlife-related information booths, you will be able to get a close-up view of live alligators, test your shooting skills with the Laser Shot and compare your scores at the Texas Big Game Awards area. Sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the expo ends with an exciting wildlife-themed auction (for trips and more) to raise funds for student scholarships. For more information, visit <www.rodeohouston.com> or <www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar>.

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