Award-winning outdoor television producer Keith Warren has announced plans to produce a special edition of Deer & Wildlife Stories to highlight the all-new whitetail deer research program at Texas Tech University. Airing on the Pursuit Channel during the 2014 season, and online at www.HighRoadHunting.com, the new show will showcase research efforts that could impact deer hunters and sportsmen across the country.
Researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University recently received a start-up grant from the Deer Breeders Corporation of Mesquite, Texas, to study the transmission of insect-borne disease in whitetail deer, such as epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD). EHD is an acute, infectious, often fatal disease with an ability to cause large scale outbreaks in wild and farm-raised deer populations.
“Thousands and thousands of deer die every year from insect-borne diseases, such as EHD, so this is an important issue that impacts sportsmen all across America,” says Keith Warren, host of Deer & Wildlife Stories. “Whitetail deer are the most popular big game animal in North America, yet we still know very little about them and the diseases that take such a devastating toll on their population. I’m very excited to see the deer industry partner with Texas Tech University in establishing a world-class research program dedicated to finding healthy solutions for these magnificent animals.”
The new research program is also expected to mark the start of a long-term partnership between Texas Tech University and the Deer Breeders Corporation that will strengthen and promote a growing deer industry.
“Partnering with Texas Tech University and the Research Institute of Human Health is a big breakthrough for the cervid industry. Deer Breeders Corporation is proud to be a part of this venture and we are excited to finally be equipped to finding answers to questions that are long overdue,” adds Chris Timmons, president of the Deer Breeders Corporation. “We feel that by having a major university backing the deer industry with scientific knowledge will help further our industry in a positive way.”
Keith Warren’s Deer & Wildlife Stories airs four times a week on Sundays at 5 pm; Tuesdays at 1:30 pm; Wednesdays at 6:30 pm; and Thursdays at 4 pm. Warren’s other program, The High Road with Keith Warren, airs four four times per week on Sundays at 7:30 pm; Mondays at 2 pm; Wednesdays at 11 pm; and Thursdays at 6 pm. Both shows run on the Pursuit Channel (DirecTV 604 and Dish 240), and all times are CST. Full episodes of both shows are also viewable free of charge at www.highroadhunting.com.
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