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Landowner Resources in Texas and Oklahoma

Resources for landowners with white-tailed deer management goals.

Selecting Land to Optimize Wildlife Goals

Although most tracts of land offer wildlife management opportunities, wildlife goals are more easily attained on some properties than others. Consider native plant communities, habitat, surrounding area and property size.

What to Know When Negotiating a Land Transaction

Avoid surprises during a land transaction by considering economic factors, such as the prices of depreciable assets and who will pay what at closing.

From the Driver's Seat

Proper cattle handling during transportation is essential for the safety and well-being of the people and livestock involved.

Deer Stay One Hoof Ahead of Hunters

Noble Research Institute researchers developed a scientific project to better understand how hunting pressure may affect buck behavior.

Rock Weirs and Flumes Can Prevent Erosion

Rock weirs and flumes are effective options for preventing gully or ditch formation and for stopping the growth of existing gullies or ditches.

What to Consider Before Adopting Multispecies Grazing

The top four challenges when implementing multispecies grazing are fencing, predators, working facilities and veterinary care. Rob Cook, pasture and range consultant, offers some solutions.

Wild Pigs and Pecans Research Study Update

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University are partnering to learn more about feral hog ecology and behavior, especially in agricultural landscapes and pecan orchards.

Body Condition Score as a Tool for Cow Herd Management

Body Condition Score (BCS) is a useful tool for assessing the energy status of an animal. BCS should be assessed at calving, mid-lactation and mid-late gestation.

Values That Keep Farm Kids Safe

Safety is essential on the farm and ranch and should be taught from a young age. Rodney Pierce shares five safety values he teaches his children, in recognition of the 2017 National Farm Safety and Health Week.