Texas Deer Association’s Convention

Looking for a fun-filled, educational weekend with the family to beat the heat? Check out Texas Deer Association’s (TDA) 15th Annual Convention and Fundraiser at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa from August 15-17, 2013.

“The three day event has much to offer for the whole family with both entertaining and educational opportunities. The staff at TDA works hard each year in preparation for the annual convention, and are always elated by the number in attendance and the support shown for the association. We look forward to another successful convention!”

The fun starts early on Thursday, August 15 at 7a.m. with the 10th Annual TDA Bobby Marburger Memorial Golf Tournament. It’ll be a Four-man Florida Scramble with various prizes.

Thursday night boasts the 6th Annual TDA Poker Tournament and Casino Party. Attendees will find roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Craps, Poker, Slot Machines and Let It Ride. Winners receive raffle tickets for a chance to win even bigger during the drawing for prizes.

If casino isn’t your style, check out the 2nd Annual TDA Washer Championship competition. Pair up with a TDA member and compete your way to one of the top three places to win a prize.

Kids can learn to wild game call, participate in archery, learn to score an antler and be informed on gun safety during one of the many TDA educational youth activities taking place on Friday and Saturday. Parents also have the chance to enroll kids in the Range Riders fun, activities and movie night.

Foodies will have fun at TDA’s Cookie Shop classes and Venison Chili Cook-Off on Friday, August 16. Cookie Shop attendees will enjoy learning to decorate cookies with Executive Pastry Chef S. Tina Haldeman Food Network Challenge Champion. Venison chili cook-off is limited to twenty 2 person teams, Chefs Doug Dillard and Brett Rea will be judging the cook-off. Both events’ attendees’ will go home with a custom TDA apron.

Ladies of all ages will enjoy the Style Show on Saturday, August 17. Brunch will be served and new this year vendors! Come and shop with some of the most exclusive area vendors of purses and jewelry lots of bling-bling!

For those new to the whitetail industry, TDA will be offering great seminars each day. Attendees will be educated on the basics of the whitetail deer industry, in-depth breeding techniques and ranch management for the lease and landowner. Before long, you’ll be networking with the right people!

Registration for the entire three-day conference and events is $325 if registered by July 31. Non-members add $50 for a TDA Sportsman Annual Membership. Children under 10 are admitted free.

To register for a particular event or to purchase convention tickets, visit www.TexasDeerAssociation.com  Attendees can also purchase event/conference tickets and a TDA membership on-site at a higher cost.