Ruben Cantu

 

A south Texas native, Cantu earned BS and MS degrees in Range and Wildlife Science from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville) and has since accumulated over 30 years of experience managing natural resources.   Cantu, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, has worked with  more than 200 landowners to create management plans impacting  more than 2 million acres of low- and high-fenced properties in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and in northern Mexico. With 27 years experience at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, he understands the agency’s permit system including MLDP, TTT, DMP, and Deer Breeder Permits. Prior to joining TPWD, he worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a rangeland specialist and is familiar with USDA conservation programs  such as CRP, WRP, and EQIP.  He is a past president of the Texas Chapter -The Wildlife Society,  a director and past executive board member of the Texas Wildlife Association, and a member of the Texas Section Society Range Management. He represented Texas at both US/Mexico Border Governor’s Conference, serving on the Wildlife Work Table, and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, serving on many committees. He has authored and co-authored publications on white-tailed deer, desert mule deer, bob white quail, scaled quail, water development, hunting in Texas, and private landowners’ contributions to the North American Model of Conservation, and been an invited  to speak throughout Texas and the western United States.  Awards include Outstanding Alumnus (2010) from the Dick and Mary Kleberg College of Agriculture at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the 2012 Sam Beasom Conservation Leader Award from the Texas Wildlife Association.

 

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Greg Simons

 

Greg Simons graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University in 1987, with emphasis on wildlife ecology. After graduation, Greg immediately formed Wildlife Systems, Inc., which is a company he still owns and operates today. This company currently operates hunting and wildlife programs on over 800,000 acres of private land in Texas, scattered over many different properties across the state. This company was named Dodge Outfitter of the Year in 2003 from a cast of over 450 hunting operations in North America. Greg has also worked with various hunting programs in several other states including Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah, and various foreign countries, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico. Greg is also a partner in Wildlife Consultants, LLC, a company specializing in providing technical assistance for wildlife and land-related needs to landowners, bank trust groups, and others. Greg is past President of Texas A&M University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, past officer in the Texas Chapter of TWA, Past President of Texas Wildlife Association (10,000+ members), current Board Trustee President for Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, current member of White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee for the State of Texas, past board member of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, past San Angelo CVB Board Chairman, current member of the Legacy Advisory Committee for Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department at Texas A&M University, current member of Advisory Board for Conservation Force, and has served on many other appointed committees. Greg has spent much time with wildlife policy work, helping to craft legislative language, working with members of the Texas Legislature, and providing testimony before House and Senate committees. He is a past co-owner of Texas Hunting Directory and past co-owner of Wildlife Safari, Inc., which served as a booking agency for international hunting operations. He has had many articles published in various hunting magazines and has given many presentations around the country and internationally on various topics including marketing, risk management, game harvest photography, enterprise development, customer service strategies, hunters' role in conservation, and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Greg and his wife currently reside in San Angelo, Texas.

 

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Ruben Cantu

 

A south Texas native, Cantu earned BS and MS degrees in Range and Wildlife Science from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville) and has since accumulated over 30 years of experience managing natural resources.   Cantu, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, has worked with  more than 200 landowners to create management plans impacting  more than 2 million acres of low- and high-fenced properties in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and in northern Mexico. With 27 years experience at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, he understands the agency’s permit system including MLDP, TTT, DMP, and Deer Breeder Permits. Prior to joining TPWD, he worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a rangeland specialist and is familiar with USDA conservation programs  such as CRP, WRP, and EQIP.  He is a past president of the Texas Chapter -The Wildlife Society,  a director and past executive board member of the Texas Wildlife Association, and a member of the Texas Section Society Range Management. He represented Texas at both US/Mexico Border Governor’s Conference, serving on the Wildlife Work Table, and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, serving on many committees. He has authored and co-authored publications on white-tailed deer, desert mule deer, bob white quail, scaled quail, water development, hunting in Texas, and private landowners’ contributions to the North American Model of Conservation, and been an invited  to speak throughout Texas and the western United States.  Awards include Outstanding Alumnus (2010) from the Dick and Mary Kleberg College of Agriculture at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the 2012 Sam Beasom Conservation Leader Award from the Texas Wildlife Association.

 

 

Greg Simons

 

Growing up on the banks of the Trinity River in Kaufman County, Texas, Greg Simons obtained a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 1987. He immediately formed, Wildlife Systems, Inc., a company that he still owns and operates today.  WSI offers commercial hunting and wildlife services on private lands, currently overseeing  hunting programs on more than 800,000 acres in Texas and New Mexico. In 2002, WSI  was selected as the Dodge Outfitter of the Year from a pool of over 450 North American hunting operations. Simons has also been involved with hunting programs in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah, as well as Canada, Africa, Mexico and New Zealand. Simons has good working knowledge but is especially experienced in developing wildlife-based opportunities into successful enterprise activities. He serves as an officer in Texas Wildlife Association, a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee, a board member for the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, and a former board chair for San Angelo Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and many other wildlife-related committees. Simons has provided speaking engagements across the country on various hunting and wildlife-related topics, and has written many published articles for popular magazines. He is former owner and editor of the Texas Hunting Directory. He, his wife, Deborah, and daughter, Erin, live in San Angelo, while son, Tyler,  attends Texas A&M University.

 

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Ruben Cantu

 

A south Texas native, Cantu earned BS and MS degrees in Range and Wildlife Science from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville) and has since accumulated over 30 years of experience managing natural resources.   Cantu, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, has worked with  more than 200 landowners to create management plans impacting  more than 2 million acres of low- and high-fenced properties in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and in northern Mexico. With 27 years experience at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, he understands the agency’s permit system including MLDP, TTT, DMP, and Deer Breeder Permits. Prior to joining TPWD, he worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a rangeland specialist and is familiar with USDA conservation programs  such as CRP, WRP, and EQIP.  He is a past president of the Texas Chapter -The Wildlife Society,  a director and past executive board member of the Texas Wildlife Association, and a member of the Texas Section Society Range Management. He represented Texas at both US/Mexico Border Governor’s Conference, serving on the Wildlife Work Table, and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, serving on many committees. He has authored and co-authored publications on white-tailed deer, desert mule deer, bob white quail, scaled quail, water development, hunting in Texas, and private landowners’ contributions to the North American Model of Conservation, and been an invited  to speak throughout Texas and the western United States.  Awards include Outstanding Alumnus (2010) from the Dick and Mary Kleberg College of Agriculture at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the 2012 Sam Beasom Conservation Leader Award from the Texas Wildlife Association.

 

 

Greg Simons

 

Growing up on the banks of the Trinity River in Kaufman County, Texas, Greg Simons obtained a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 1987. He immediately formed, Wildlife Systems, Inc., a company that he still owns and operates today.  WSI offers commercial hunting and wildlife services on private lands, currently overseeing  hunting programs on more than 800,000 acres in Texas and New Mexico. In 2002, WSI  was selected as the Dodge Outfitter of the Year from a pool of over 450 North American hunting operations. Simons has also been involved with hunting programs in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah, as well as Canada, Africa, Mexico and New Zealand. Simons has good working knowledge but is especially experienced in developing wildlife-based opportunities into successful enterprise activities. He serves as an officer in Texas Wildlife Association, a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee, a board member for the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, and a former board chair for San Angelo Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and many other wildlife-related committees. Simons has provided speaking engagements across the country on various hunting and wildlife-related topics, and has written many published articles for popular magazines. He is former owner and editor of the Texas Hunting Directory. He, his wife, Deborah, and daughter, Erin, live in San Angelo, while son, Tyler,  attends Texas A&M University.

 

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Ruben Cantu

 

A south Texas native, Cantu earned BS and MS degrees in Range and Wildlife Science from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville) and has since accumulated over 30 years of experience managing natural resources.   Cantu, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, has worked with  more than 200 landowners to create management plans impacting  more than 2 million acres of low- and high-fenced properties in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and in northern Mexico. With 27 years experience at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, he understands the agency’s permit system including MLDP, TTT, DMP, and Deer Breeder Permits. Prior to joining TPWD, he worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a rangeland specialist and is familiar with USDA conservation programs  such as CRP, WRP, and EQIP.  He is a past president of the Texas Chapter -The Wildlife Society,  a director and past executive board member of the Texas Wildlife Association, and a member of the Texas Section Society Range Management. He represented Texas at both US/Mexico Border Governor’s Conference, serving on the Wildlife Work Table, and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, serving on many committees. He has authored and co-authored publications on white-tailed deer, desert mule deer, bob white quail, scaled quail, water development, hunting in Texas, and private landowners’ contributions to the North American Model of Conservation, and been an invited  to speak throughout Texas and the western United States.  Awards include Outstanding Alumnus (2010) from the Dick and Mary Kleberg College of Agriculture at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the 2012 Sam Beasom Conservation Leader Award from the Texas Wildlife Association.

 

 

Greg Simons

 

Growing up on the banks of the Trinity River in Kaufman County, Texas, Greg Simons obtained a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 1987. He immediately formed, Wildlife Systems, Inc., a company that he still owns and operates today.  WSI offers commercial hunting and wildlife services on private lands, currently overseeing  hunting programs on more than 800,000 acres in Texas and New Mexico. In 2002, WSI  was selected as the Dodge Outfitter of the Year from a pool of over 450 North American hunting operations. Simons has also been involved with hunting programs in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah, as well as Canada, Africa, Mexico and New Zealand. Simons has good working knowledge but is especially experienced in developing wildlife-based opportunities into successful enterprise activities. He serves as an officer in Texas Wildlife Association, a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee, a board member for the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, and a former board chair for San Angelo Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and many other wildlife-related committees. Simons has provided speaking engagements across the country on various hunting and wildlife-related topics, and has written many published articles for popular magazines. He is former owner and editor of the Texas Hunting Directory. He, his wife, Deborah, and daughter, Erin, live in San Angelo, while son, Tyler,  attends Texas A&M University.

 

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