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Matthew Schnupp - Director, Bureau of Wildlife Management


Dr. Matthew Schnupp was appointed Director of the Bureau of Wildlife Management during January 2018. Prior to joining the Game Commission, Matthew served for 10 years as the chief wildlife biologist and research liaison for the 825,000-acre King Ranch, in Kingsville, TX. He also served as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Matthew has worked with an array of game, nongame, waterfowl, vegetation, threatened and endangered species, and diseases like chronic wasting disease. He has experience working with state and federal employees, politicians, researchers, non-profit organizations, and sportsmen. Matthew is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® and his educational background includes a doctorate and a master’s in wildlife science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries management from West Virginia University. Matthew developed his love for the outdoors by hunting deer, squirrels, and pheasants in Washington and Greene counties. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with his wife Jessica and their two kids.