How do I qualify for a Wildlife Tax Exemption?

In 1995, Texas Voters passed legislation to allow landowners to convert their currently agricultural exempt property to a wildlife exemption in order to help allow for breeding, migration, and population for human usage. In order to qualify, landowners must meet three out of the seven qualifications. The qualification are habitat control, predator control, erosion control, providing water, proving food, providing shelter, and making census counts to monitor population.

In order to register for a wildlife tax exemption, your property must be an agricultural exempt property for at least a year prior. This means that the year before you file as a wildlife exempt property, you will need to have your property appraised and qualified as agricultural land. In order to qualify for a wildlife tax exemption, the properties primary usage must be agricultural.

In addition, your land must sustain a indigenous population. This means that your land must have a population of wildlife that will be able to live independently for generations. The purpose of the wildlife tax exemption is to encourage long term population growth of wildlife. Therefore, your property will be required to have a minimum population in order to qualify.

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