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CROSS TIMBERS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (CTWMS) specializes in wildlife and land management issues. CTWMS can assist in enhancing your property by developing a comprehensive wildlife management plan that will not only qualify your property for tax exemption benefits but also for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department programs. With CTWMS there is no micromanaging of contractors required; you simply benefit by accomplishing your goals more quickly. CTWMS specializes in both wildlife and livestock management. CTWMS provides a variety of services that will help the landowner get the most out of managing their property. 

Jose Cano Jr., founder of Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Services (CTWMS) began his career in 1978 with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department after his service with the U. S. Army in Vietnam and graduating with a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Texas A&I University. He retired as a Natural Resource Specialist V in 2006 after 28 years of service with TPWD. Jose saw a need for wildlife management services in Central Texas after getting calls from landowners in Bosque County needing help with their 1D1 Agriculture Valuation under Wildlife Management, habitat management and liaison for landowners with TPWD and federal agencies for various programs.  Through the years CTWMS expanded services to include aerial and ground wildlife surveys, predator control and project management for special ranch projects.  Area of operation expanded to include the State of Texas.  Jose traveled all over the state providing wildlife management services to ranches in need. After 45 years working as a wildlife biologist, Jose officially retired from CTWMS in 2021.


Curtis and Andy will continue providing the quality and services CTWMS has been known for since 2006.  They will also be bringing services to include mechanical and chemical brush management, prescribed burning, GIS mapping and animal capture.  CTWMS will continue to operate into the future with up-to-date wildlife management practices.


Curtis Hodges Jr.

Certified Wildlife Biologist ®

Curtis Hodges Jr. was born and raised in Gatesville Texas. He and his wife have a daughter and a son. Curtis has a Bachelor of Sciences in Wildlife and Fisheries from Texas A&M University. Curtis is a Certified Wildlife Biologist®, a Geographic Information Systems specialist; a Commercially Licensed and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager as well as a Commercially Licensed Pesticide Applicator for Rangeland and Pasture with the Texas Department of Agriculture. Growing up in rural community and beginning work at a young age, Curtis has 20+ years of firsthand experience in ranch, land, and wildlife management across all spectrums. Curtis enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, taking care of his cattle, and working in his shop. After spending 12+ years working for an environmental consulting firm with a wide range of issues and clients across multiple states, Curtis looks forward to following his passion in assisting folks to reach their goals for land and wildlife management.  

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Andy James

Range and Wildlife Specialist (CTWMS Consultant)

Andy James was born and raised in Gatesville Texas. He and his wife have two daughters. Andy has a Bachelor of Sciences in Rangeland Ecology & Management from Texas A&M University and a Master of Sciences in Natural Resources Management from Sul Ross State University. Andy enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors as well as keeping up with his favorite sports teams. Andy currently serves as a 4-H volunteer, is a member of the local Area Go Texan Committee and is the beef cattle superintendent for the Coryell County Youth Fair. Andy has more than 16 years of experience in land and wildlife management and has worked in every major ecological region in the state. He is also a licensed real estate agent that can assist buyers or sellers with ranch real estate. With his knowledge and expertise in land management, Andy looks forward to assisting CTWMS clients with managing all facets of range and wildlife on their property.

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Cross Timbers Wildlife Management Services specializes in all 
aspects of wildlife management including but not limited to:

  • Wildlife Surveys

  • Wildlife Management Plans

  • Managed Lands Deer Permit (MLDP): Qualify ranches for MLDP permits and work with ranches to keep them in compliance

  • 1-D-1 Open Space Agriculture: Qualify property for Agriculture Valuation under Wildlife Management.

  • Habitat Management for Game and Non-game management

  • Endangered Species Management

  • Cattle Grazing Management

  • Predator Control 

  • Wildlife Food Plot Management

  • Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
    (certified to collect samples post-mortem)

  • Breeder Deer Pen Inspections

  • Project Management (oversee special projects for the landowner)

Cross Timbers provides all services.
36 years combined experience in all aspects of wildlife management.



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