Jim Cathey is an Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. He also serves as the Associate Department Head for the extension unit within the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Jim earned a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Wildlife Management at Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He served as a Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area (1997-2002) in eastern Texas before joining Texas AgriLife Extension Service, serving in Uvalde and now in College Station, Texas (2002-present).
Jim started hunting at a very early age with his family and he shaped his passion into his occupation. Conservation education is very important to him and he works closely with landowners to enhance wildlife habitat. He has authored 50 extension and research publications and fostered the development social media outlets to distribute information and help landowners reach their goals. He provides expertise to AgriLife Extension personnel in 72 counties in central and southern Texas and gives seminars to reinforce ideas. Recent programming revolves around grassland restoration, feral hogs, Rio Grande wild turkey, and urban deer.