Corey became enamored with the outdoors through hunting trips with his father and grandfather when he was young. Years later, that love of the outdoors became his way of life. Mr. Mason earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Wildlife Management from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. These degrees prepared him for a verisimilitude of tasks both in and out of the office: from research in the field, distributing conservation information to the public, banding doves, and reporting to state and federal offices.
He credits SFA with enabling him to use advanced technology, such the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GPS, and statistical software which TPWD uses to make science based decisions that affect migratory game birds in Texas. His career gives him a direct role in the structuring hunting seasons and in the future of migratory game bird management.