Category Archives: Wildlife

Summer Oxygen Depletion Issues in Stock Fish Ponds

Food Plots for White-Tailed Deer

Ag Biz News Column By:  Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County   Food Plots for White-tailed Deer   As we approach the fall of the year, many landowners begin preparation of planting food plots for the wildlife on their property.  Planting a food plot over the years has been one of the most widely used wildlife habitat improvement techniques.  Food plots increase viewing of wildlife as well as to increase nutritional quality and quantity of available forage for wildlife. One of the first things a landowner should… Read More →

Wildlife Damage Control

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County   Wildlife Damage Control Wildlife may be enjoyable to watch around our property for most people.  Wildlife can cause damage to agriculture, urban areas and natural resources.  It is when wildlife are causing economic damage that control may be warranted.  Texas is a large and diverse state, and that applies equally to the animals that live here. Texas is home to more species of birds and reptiles than any other state, and second only to California in… Read More →

Top 10 Mistakes Farm Pond Owners Make (5-1)

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County   Top Ten Mistakes Pond Owners Make (5 through 1) In this article, we will count down the top ten mistakes pond owners make in regards to managing their farm pond.   This is part two of a two part series on the top ten mistakes farm pond owners make. The number 5 mistake, stocking hybrid sunfish as bass forage. Hybrid sunfish are the result of crossing two sunfish species, usually bluegill and redear sunfish or green sunfish…. Read More →

Top 10 Mistakes Farm Pond Owners Make (10-6)

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County   Top Ten Mistakes Pond Owners Make (10 through 6) In this article, we will count down the top ten mistakes pond owners make in regards to managing their farm pond. Are you guilty of any of these infractions? If we try to eliminate these mistakes, we can have better fishing in our farm ponds.  This will be a two part series. Part one is mistakes 10 through 6.  Part two will be mistakes 5 through 1…. Read More →