Wildlife Management FAQ’s

Wildlife Management FAQ’s

  1. How do I apply for a wildlife management appraisal? What forms are required, and where do I get them?
  2. How many years does it take to get an agricultural appraisal? Can I use wildlife management to qualify?
  3. Is there a minimum acreage requirement? What if I own several adjacent tracts?
  4. Can landowners in wildlife management property association submit just one wildlife management plan?
  5. Does everyone in a wildlife management property association have to be doing three practices on their property or can one practice cover several landowners?
  6. May I write my own wildlife management plan or do I have to consult with TPWD and have them write a plan? Do I need to get TPWD approval on my plan?
  7. Can the appraisal districts require the use their own forms for a wildlife management plan? What about requiring additional information such as maps and aerial photos?
  8. What happens after I turn in all my paperwork? Is there anything in particular that the county is looking for? How do I know if I was accepted?
  9. What happens if I’m rejected?
  10. Does the county have to notify me before they come out and inspect my property?
  11. What is the appraiser going to be looking for when they come out to inspect my property and how often do they come out?
  12. Can I go back to the Ag Valuation if I no longer want to continue with my wildlife valuation?
  13. If I have cows on my place should I bother with the wildlife valuation?
  14. Can I still have livestock if I use wildlife management to maintain my land’s agricultural valuation?
  15. Can I plant and harvest pine trees and still be considered to be under a wildlife management Ag appraisal for tax purposes?
  16. What sort of tax savings is involved in converting to the wildlife management appraisal?
  17. Is conducting a census a required practice for my wildlife management plan?
  18. What about non-game species or fish? Can I manage for them? What are the practices and intensity levels required?
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