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Sept. 15, 2003

License Sales Increased Compared With Same Time Last Year

AUSTIN, Texas — TPWD reports that 898,086 licenses were sold through Sept. 10 compared with 871,162 a year ago and 844,410 two years ago. TPWD officials say more licenses being sold should be encouraging to hunters, wildlife managers, and for the cause of conservation across the state.

“The outlook for a very successful hunting season is excellent and fishing in Texas is absolutely great!” said Robert L. Cook, TPWD executive director. “With dove, deer, and wild turkey populations in great shape and what appears to be an unusually large quail crop going into the fall season, hunters in Texas are in for a real treat. This would be a great year to get back into hunting and fishing if folks have skipped a year or two, and a really good year to get new, first-time hunters out into the brush.”

TPWD field staff report that because wildlife populations are in great shape, hunters should continue to enjoying successful endeavors.

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