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Wildlife Society Student Chapter

The Wildlife Society at Texas State University

An armadillo peering into the camera standing on it's hind legs in a muddy environment. A grey fox sitting and peering into the camera in a dry shrub area. A bat facing downward attached to a brown tree. Two colorful wood ducks facing to the right perched on a tree.
The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at Texas State University (TWS TXST) is a part of the Wildlife Society (TWS), which is an international association of wildlife professionals. We support the mission of The Wildlife Society and are dedicated to conservation of our natural resources. Our goal is to prepare young wildlife professionals for a future in managing, conserving, and researching wildlife. We achieve this goal by providing workshops, camping events, hiking events, volunteer opportunities, and hosting wildlife professionals at our chapter meetings. We are especially interested in providing students with extensive opportunities to gain valuable experience that can be used to build career skills. 

The Wildlife Society Mission Statement:

The mission of The Wildlife Society is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.

This mission is implemented through five goals:


1. Advocate the use of sound biological, social, and economic information in making wildlife policy decisions. 

2. Enhance the knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife professionals. 

3. Increase public awareness and appreciation of wildlife conservation and the wildlife profession.

4. Promote professional standards for wildlife research, education, and management.

5. Recognize the professional stewardship of wildlife.


Advisor: Dr. Scott T. Walter

Spring 2022 Officers:

(Contact any of the above students to get information on joining the organization.)

Meeting Times

We meet every other Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending meetings please email one of the officers to be added to the canvas page.


Please visit our society’s Instagram @txstwildlife or our Canvas Page for more information about the Texas State Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

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