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Texas-Deer-Association-logo.jpgSAN ANTONIO, TX — ( Texas Deer Association is proud to announce its commitment to sponsor the Texas High School Rodeo Association for 2014.

By working with the youth-focused rodeo association and its shooting division, TDA seeks to help increase youth participation in hunting and help educate sportsmen to modern harvest strategies and management practices within the state.

The THSRA’s shooting division provides members with an opportunity to compete at their state finals rodeo. The top performers in the shooting competition will earn a spot on the Texas National Team and compete at the National High School Rodeo Finals Shooting Competition. In 2012, a TDA sponsorship sent eight shooters to the National Finals.

“Creating awareness of deer management and modern harvest strategies and encouraging more youth participation in hunting are two important aspects of TDA’s mission, so we’re very pleased to sponsor the Texas High School Rodeo Association,” says Karl Kinsel, executive director for the Texas Deer Association. “We have seen how the passion that THSRA members have for the sport of rodeo also translates into a love for the outdoors. The TDA wants to help them receive the support and education they need to enjoy the outdoors and share it with others. ”

The Texas High School Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization which is the largest, most prestigious state high school rodeo association in the nation. Involvement with THSRA helps support family values, dedicated young people and scholarships. THSRA sponsors more than 125 rodeos per year throughout ten regions across Texas. The rodeo year begins in August and concludes with the Texas High School Finals Rodeo in June. For more information about the THSRA, call 936.590.4447.

“As our young people are getting ready to take the next step into college, we want to help provide them, not only with scholarships, but the knowledge of what is possible in the area of wildlife management. Our work with the Texas Deer Association is allowing us to do both,” says Holly DeLaune, marketing director for the Texas High School Rodeo Association.

Founded in 1999, the TDA is the only non-profit organization solely committed to improving the quality of whitetail and mule deer herds through better habitat practices, modern harvest strategies and use of managed deer to enhance the herds. As a part of its public education efforts, the TDA produces a full-color bimonthly publication, Track Magazine, which updates TDA members on current industry news, deer genetics and game management issues. The TDA also hosts an annual convention and trade show every August featuring fund-raising auctions, a deer auction, golf tournament and other events.

Headquartered in San Antonio, the Texas Deer Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of Texas deer herds, and to developing ways to improve deer quality in Texas. For more information on the Texas Deer Association, call 210.767.8300 or visit


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