Dwayne Elmore – Oklahoma State University

Dwayne Elmore is the Wildlife Extension Specialist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University (http://nrem.okstate.edu/). He has both Extension and research responsibilities.  Specific areas of interest include wildlife habitat relationships, the role of disturbance to maintain sustainable ecosystems, and social constraints to conservation.  

Contact Information:

phone: 405-744-9636

email: dwayne.elmore@okstate.edu

Russell Stevens


Russell L. Stevens was raised on a cow calf operation in south central Oklahoma. He attended Murray State College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and received his Master of Science Degree at Angelo State University in Animal Science, Range/Wildlife option. Russell joined the Noble Foundation in 1989 where he currently serves as a wildlife and range consultant.


Russell is a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society and a Certified Range Management Consultant by the Society for Range Management. His areas …

Joshua A. Gaskamp

Master of Science in wildlife and fisheries sciences, 2012, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas;
Bachelor of Science in wildlife and fisheries sciences, 2006, Texas A&M University

Gaskamp serves as an agricultural research assistant in the Agricultural Division’s field plot operations program. He also serves as a wildlife and range consultant in the Agricultural Division’s consultation program.

He joined the Noble Foundation in 2007 after working as a hunting guide and gun-dog trainer on the King Ranch.

His areas of …

Rob Denkhaus

Rob Denkhaus is the Natural Resource Manager at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, a 3,600+ acre greenspace located in Fort Worth, Texas.  In addition to coordinating a successful urban feral hog control program, Rob is responsible for all land management activities on the Refuge including prescribed burning and managed grazing with a bison herd.  Rob is an instructor for multiple Texas Master Naturalist chapters and serves as current chair of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Wildlife Diversity Advisory Committee …

Wayne Shull

Wayne M. Shull is a Natural Resource park Ranger with the the US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Mendocino in Ukiah, California, in the San Francisco District.  Wayne has been a member of the Feral Hogs community of Practice since 2012 ad has been practicing management and control of wild/feral hogs since 2010.  With an education background in Natural Sciences and Wildlife & Forestry conservation, Wayne has a specialized knowledge of different trap types, trap construction and baiting techniques.…

Michael D. Porter

Michael D. Porter is a senior wildlife and fisheries consultant with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He has worked with the Foundation for 33 years. Through the Foundation, Mike provides wildlife and fisheries management technical assistance to land managers in south-central Oklahoma and north-central Texas. Prior to working with the Noble Foundation, he was self-employed as an independent wildlife management consultant to ranchers in South Texas. His career has been devoted to helping people, especially land managers, …

Jim Cathey

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 …

Denise Harmel-Garza

Denise Harmel-Garza is an Extension Associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Wildlife and Fisheries (WFSC) Department at Texas A&M in College Station.  Denise earned her B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M.  Denise believes that wildlife conservation plays a vital role in connecting people to natural processes.  She works on the Hunter Education Program. This program is a partnership among  the WFSC Department, Texas 4-H and Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPW). This partnership receives funding …

Bryan Y. Davis

Bryan Y. Davis is the Wilson County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. He attended Angelo State University and received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in the field of Animal Science.  Bryan worked at Texas State University from 1994-2001 and managed the 4200 acre ranch belonging to the university. The ranch had cattle, horses, goats and sheep.  There he taught land stewardship and livestock evaluation though a field lab conducted for the …

Alan Matherne


Alan Matherne is the LSU AgCenter / Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal, Fisheries, & Wildlife Outreach Specialist for Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Assumption parishes in Louisiana. His articles and blogs are posted at bayoulog.com. Coastal Currents, a monthly news column, is published in the Houma CourierDaily CometLafourche Gazette, and other papers. It is also posted here on the blog site. He is on Facebook as Alan Matherne. Tweets are at twitter.com/amatherne.