Pronghorns currently are found in about 27 counties in the Texas Panhandle. Although the fleet-footed animal called an “antelope” by many folks has long been an iconic resident of the plains, we know very little about the movements, spatial distribution, and habitat use of pronghorns in the Panhandle. Once a vast shortgrass prairie that seemed unending to travelers in the 18th century, the Panhandle landscape today is a patchwork of prairie, crops, and small towns. Much of the cropland is irrigated out of the Ogallala aquifer, an incredible and extensive underground lake that has been tapped by farmers and urbanites alike for decades.
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Texas A&M University-Kingsville Name Dr. David Hewitt as New Executive Director
Kingsville, TX (Feb. 7, 2017) - Dr. David G. Hewitt has been selected as the new Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. Dr. Hewitt has been with the Institute since 1996 and most recently served as the Stuart W. Stedman Chair for Whitetailed Deer Research where he focused on wildlife nutrition and physiology, ecology and management of large mammals, and promoting wildlife-human coexistence.
Dr. Fred C. Bryant of Kingsville, Texas, received the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society for Range Management’s (SRM) 70th Annual Meeting held in St. George, Utah, January 29 – February 2, 2017. The Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the Society to members for long-term contributions to the art and science of range management and to the Society for Range Management