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Texas Deer Association Hosts 10th Annual Convention

Celebrating 10 successful years of representing the Texas deer industry, the Texas Deer Association (TDA) announces its 10th Annual Texas Deer Association’s Convention & Trade Show will be held on August 21, 2008, through August 23, 2008, at the Westin La Cantera Resort & Hotel in San Antonio. The 10th Annual TDA Convention & Trade Show attracts thousands of deer breeders and deer enthusiasts from around the state, and brings together the heart of the Texas deer industry under one roof.

The annual TDA convention features exhibitors from around the hunting and deer industries, fund-raising auctions that include whitetail and exotic hunts, hunting equipment and firearms; and other exciting events, such as the 2008 Superior Genetics Whitetail Deer Auction, educational seminars on deer management, golf tournament, casino night and much more.

“The convention is the largest TDA event of the year and our 10th annual event promises to be the biggest ever,” says Marta Ramos, executive director for the Texas Deer Association. “In addition to the auctions and other great activities, the convention serves as the premium gathering for the state’s finest deer breeders and ranch owners in the industry. Thousands of industry professionals will be in attendance and the opportunities for networking with the best the industry has to offer and for newcomers to learn about deer and wildlife are truly limitless.”

Since it was established in 1999, the Texas Deer Association has successfully worked to increase quality hunting experiences for all Texas hunters and to advocate wise management practices, promote research and technology regarding improvements to deer herds through the practice of controlled breeding and genetic improvements. As ‘Proud Stewards of Texas Deer,’ the TDA is the only non-profit organization solely committed to improving the quality of Texas deer herds and growing the deer industry.

In addition to legislative efforts to help the industry, the TDA provides a year-round public education campaign for its members and other deer enthusiasts, which includes a full-color bimonthly publication, Tracks Magazine, that provides updates on current industry news, deer genetics, land management, ranching and game management issues.

“Once deer enthusiasts know that one of TDA’s primary goals is to increase quality hunting opportunities, they are eager to support us and we welcome their attendance at this year’s convention,” adds Kinsel. “If you are a deer enthusiast, the annual TDA Convention & Trade Show is one event you won’t want to miss.”

To learn more about the Texas Deer Association or for membership information, visit www.texasdeerassociation.com or call 210.767.8300.