This past summer students and graduates of the SWTJC Wildlife Management Program joined program director Bob Zaiglin as part of the antler scoring committee at the 14th Annual Texas Deer Association Convention held in San Antonio.
Current students on the scoring team included Luke Stone and Hayden Benton. Graduates of the program, including Luke Wright, Brandon Stoddard and Javier Hernandez, also assisted Zaiglin.
In addition to calibrating and recording a total of 8,818.5 inches of antler from 39 sets developed by bucks raised in breeding facilities, Zaglin said his students had the opportunity to network with a wide range of deer enthusiasts from as far away as China.
"As I have done in the past, I selected some of our top students to assist me and they did an outstanding job," Zaiglin said. "It was good experience for the students and they made some contacts that may help them down the road."
SWTJC is the only two-year college in the state to offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in wildlife management.
To read more about the recent Texas Deer Association Convention and other entries by Zaiglin, go to huntingnet.com, click on the journal tab and look for the entry by Zaiglin entitled: "Measuring Antlers at Texas Deer Association Convention."
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