A south Texas native, Cantu earned BS and MS degrees in Range and Wildlife Science from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville) and has since accumulated over 30 years of experience managing natural resources. Cantu, a Certified Wildlife Biologist and Certified Professional in Rangeland Management, has worked with more than 200 landowners to create management plans impacting more than 2 million acres of low- and high-fenced properties in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and in northern Mexico. With 27 years experience at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, he understands the agency’s permit system including MLDP, TTT, DMP, and Deer Breeder Permits. Prior to joining TPWD, he worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a rangeland specialist and is familiar with USDA conservation programs such as CRP, WRP, and EQIP. He is a past president of the Texas Chapter -The Wildlife Society, a director and past executive board member of the Texas Wildlife Association, and a member of the Texas Section Society Range Management. He represented Texas at both US/Mexico Border Governor’s Conference, serving on the Wildlife Work Table, and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, serving on many committees.
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. uses experience and professionalism to solve diverse wildlife and habitat management challenges. Company owners and wildlife biologists, Ruben Cantu and Greg Simons, collectively have 60 years of broad experience including extensive field work as well as entrepreneurial business and administrative expertise. Wildlife Consultants, Inc. benefits from a strong foundation built in both public and private sectors, allowing staff to successfully navigate complex natural resource issues on behalf of its clients. Though Wildlife Consultants is a Texas-based firm, staff professionals provide wildlife related services in New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi as well as several foreign countries, including Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Staff members tailor strategies to meet individual goals, while considering variables such as cost, regulations, resource potential and limitations, as well as important intangibles that are identified through years of hands-on experience.
Wildlife Consultants exists to meet the unique needs of its clients and will consider tackling a wide range of projects, but core specialties include:
- Wildlife population surveys.
- Harvest recommendations and population management strategies.
- Management plans for state sanctioned permits.
- Wildlife valuation (“Ag Exemption”) plans and assistance with ad valorem taxes.
- Retainer services.
- Wildlife/Ranch enterprise plans.
- Expert witness retainer.
- Seminar, lecture, and education programs.
- Real-estate appraisals based on wildlife potential.
- Marketing of wildlife-based recreational programs.
Contact Ruben Cantu
Contact Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc.
Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management
3312 Town and Country Rd
P.O. Box 5121
San Angelo, TX 76902
Cell Phone: 325-656-1817
Statewide service provider in:
- New Mexico