Hunting has become a vital part of San Saba County's economy. Businesses, as well as landowners, profit. If predators are not controlled, they can and will cause a decline in availability of wildlife. Therefore, it is important to keep the predator population "in check" in order to continue attracting hunters to the area. Predators can also have an adverse effect in farming and raising livestock. Feral hogs are capable of destroying acres of wheat and/or oats.
The Association sponsored a Predator Contest again this past year. A total of 35 coyotes, 32 bobcats, and 8 red fox were taken. The previous year resulted in 51 coyotes, 28 bobcats, and 13 red fox taken.
Those contest participants winning rifles in the 2007-2008 contest were: Jody Ray, Jarred Beck, Roy Maultsby, and Jed Tedder.
The Livestock and Wildlife Association needs as many members as possible. If you have not joined and are interested, directly or indirectly, in protecting the county's economic resources, please use the form that is provided to make a donation.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact one of the board members or officers: President, W.D. Carroll; Treasurer, Tommy Behrens; Secretary, Jackie Shahan; or members - David Behrens, Elton Faught, Tom Murray, Gerald McKee, Tommy Tinney, Josephine Mahan, Marvin Weatherby, and Kelly Edwards.