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2012-07-05 / Community News

Outdoor News

By Victor Gonzales, Lee County Game Warden

For the past two weekends, I’ve been assigned to Lake Bastrop and the Bastrop County area while the resident warden has been assigned elsewhere. Other than a few nuisance wildlife calls and below normal boating traffic, things have been quiet.

I’m receiving a new batch of calls regarding feral hogs and how to get rid of them. As everyone knows, there isn’t much more to be said about the subject other than keep applying pressure and they’ll move on to someone else’s property.

Landowners have an opportunity to help themselves financially by allowing hunters to harvest via firearm or trap. I would suggest a simple lease agreement outlining do’s and don’ts everyone involved can live with.

One thing to keep in mind is for our hunting and fishing heritage to continue, people must be willing to teach or give back to the resource for future generations. It doesn’t take much to get involved as is evident by the hundreds of farms and ranches across the state which host all types of outdoor programs. Please consider getting involved.

I may be contacted at 979-540-0194 or victor.gonzales@tpwd.state.tx.us.

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