BIG GAME PROGRAM

The Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands have a mixture of large mammals that is unparalleled, including desert mule deer, pronghorn, desert bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, wild pigs, elk, aoudad, and many others. The relationship these animals have with the Trans-Pecos is unique, and despite this variety of large game and their economic importance, there is more to learn regarding their management. Researchers and biologists make it a priority to understand a variety of characteristics about these species of wildlife in the Trans-Pecos.

Check out the partnered efforts of the Borderlands Research Institute across the four program areas listed below.

Program Areas

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PRONGHORN

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BIGHORN SHEEP

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EXOTICS

Research Team

Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Endowed Director and Professor of Wildlife Management

Specialization: Big Game Ecology and Management

Nau Endowed Professor in Habitat Research and Management

Specialization: Big Game and Habitat Ecology and Management

Research Associate

Specialization: Big Game Management and Student Research

Kelly R. Thompson Professor of Quail Research, Chair and Associate Professor of NRM

Specialization: Upland Gamebird Ecology and Management

Research Scientist

Specialization: Big Game Ecology and Management