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Wildlife Student Chapter

The Wildlife Society at Texas State

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The Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society at Texas State is part of The Wildlife Society, the national and international society of wildlife professionals. We are dedicated to conservation of wildlife and our natural resources and support the goals and mission of The Wildlife Society. We encourage students to participate in our sponsored service events, attend meetings, assist in identifying interesting speakers, activities, and beneficial opportunities such as internships. Volunteer opportunities with organizations such as Texas Parks and Wildlife and local sanctuaries, as well as social gatherings are held throughout the year. These events and opportunities help students gain experience in their field of interest while making friends and encouraging the next big step in their careers.
Advisor: Dr. Randy Simpson

The Wildlife Society Mission Statement

The mission of The Wildlife Society is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.
This mission is implemented through five goals:
1. Advocate the use of sound biological, social, and economic information in making wildlife policy decisions.
2. Enhance the knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife professionals.
3. Increase public awareness and appreciation of wildlife conservation and the wildlife profession.
4. Promote professional standards for wildlife research, education, and management.
5. Recognize the professional stewardship of wildlife.


  • President: Colton Novak (cwn12)
  • Vice President: Sonia Duran (sd1166)
  • Treasurer: Anne Beckmann (amb180)
  • Secretary: Shelby Stanley (s_s316)
  • Historian: Aaron Hudnall (ash72)

Meeting Times (Spring 2014):

5:15 Room 257 (unless otherwise notified)

  • September 2nd
  • September 16th
  • September 30th
  • October 14th
  • October 28th
  • November 11th
  • November 25th
  • December 9th


Warbler Woods Restoration Project
We have the opportunity to go to Warbler Woods and work in restoration and work by clearing a plot of land and return it to Blackland Prairie. We have until August 2014 to complete the project. Our first day is on October 26 th and we have to be there at 8 AM. People who are interested should contact an officer and we can see if we can start a carpool. We plan on volunteering at least once a month to complete the project and our society gets the credit for this! It is an incredible opportunity so please come and help!
Career Development Event
We are monitoring high school students as they go through different activities identifying plants, wildlife, and bones/skulls. This is a big event and there will be quite a few schools involved so we need all the help possible. It starts at 7 AM and will end around 12 on Friday March 28 th. If interested, let us know as soon as possible.
Bobcat Build
We will be going out on March 29 th to assist the San Marcos community with different tasks such as cleaning, outdoor work, and more. Check in starts at 7:30 AM and the event ends at 2 PM. Please contact us for more information.
This is our biggest event of the year! It will be on Saturday, April 26 th. There will be a sporting clays competition and barbecue. $250 for a team of six, and to be recognized as a team there is a $100 deposit. The fees include food and 1 st prize wins $500 cash. Please bring your own guns and ammunition, but if that is not possible a limited amount of ammunition and guns will be available onsite. If you do not wish to be on a team we will sell plates for $10. There will also be a chance drawing and tickets are $1 each. All drinks will be sold for $1. Please come and support our society. This will be a really fun event and we are excited to see you there!
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Past Events

San Antonio Zoo -

Recycling Project - 

Deer Capture - Worked in South Texas by capturing and tagging deer. Took blood samples, antler samples, and measurements. 

River Clean Up - We helped clean up the San Marcos River Community by going out to and picking up trash around HEB Park. We filled up over 20 bags of trash! Thank you all who came out and helped! 







    • There are many more projects outlined for this semester. So if interested please come to our meetings. Dates and more information are still to be determined. 


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