Wildlife Management for the purpose of Tax Exemption in Texas.
In Texas there is a way to have your property valued at the agricultural tax rate without traditional farming or ranching practices taking place on the land. It is called Wildlife Exemption or Wildlife Valuation. This allows a qualifying landowner in the state of Texas to have their land managed to improve the wildlife's conditions and habitat. For a land owner to qualify for this exemption, a minimum of 3 of the 7 "Management Practices" must be implemented on an annual basis. The seven Management Practices are: 1. Habitat Control 2. Supplemental Shelter 3. Supplemental Water 4. Supplemental Food 5. Predator Control 6. Erosion Control 7. Census.
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Disclaimer- In no way is this information intended as legal or tax advise. It is for informal educational purposes only. For any additional questions pertaining to Wildlife Exemption or Wildlife Valuation, please contact your local tax appraisal district's office. If you have difficulty finding your tax appraisal district office's information, feel free to contact me for help with locating their information.