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Texas Hunting Licenses Go On Sale August 15

AUSTIN, Texas — New hunting and fishing licenses for 2008-09 will be available beginning Friday, Aug. 15, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is encouraging hunters to buy early and avoid the rush heading into the Sept. 1 dove season opener. “If you wait until the Labor Day Weekend,…


Texas Hunter Education Classes Filling Up During Summer

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is encouraging hunters in need of certification to enroll soon as hunter education courses are filling up fast. As hunting seasons draw closer, demand for hunter education classes is expected to increase. “It would be much better to enroll early and…


Galveston Island State Park to Host Texas Outdoor Family Outings

AUSTIN, Texas — If you’ve been wanting to take the family on a camping trip, but weren’t quite sure how to put up a tent, what equipment to take and where to go to camp, the Texas Outdoor Family program is right up your alley. The first Texas state park-hosted…


Sea Center Staff Makes Valiant Effort to Save Beloved Mascot

Gordon, Sea Center Texas Mascot, Dead at 23 LAKE JACKSON, Texas — The thing most people remember about Gordon is how much visiting schoolchildren loved him. Sometimes they’d stretch out on the floor of the visitor’s center, in front of the glass. “Am I bigger than Gordon yet?” a child…


State Parks Offer “Texas Outdoor Family” Weekend Workshops

Summer, Fall Weekends Set Near Austin, San Antonio, Houston AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Outdoor Family program is expanding, offering a new series of weekend workshops in state parks this summer and fall. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department began the program two years ago, and is also hosting workshops in…


Great Texas Birding Classic Teams Award Conservation Grants

AUSTIN, Texas – Winning teams in the 2008 Great Texas Birding Classic have awarded their conservation prize money to fund seven habitat projects totaling $73,000 along the Texas coast. Touted as the world’s longest birding competition, the Birding Classic has funded a total of $651,000 for avian habitat conservation since…


Plan Summer Outings with New Guide to Texas State Parks

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans reeling from soaring gasoline prices might want to consider vacationing this summer a little closer to home to save time and money by visiting one of more than 90 Texas state parks and historic sites. Available just in time to plan a getaway to the great…


TPWD Proposing Late Shift to South Zone Dove Season

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing moving the South Zone second split of dove season deeper into January, but otherwise is recommending minimal changes to the 2008-09 Early Migratory Game Bird Proclamation. TPWD staff announced the proposed dove and teal season calendar during the Regulations…


Texas State Parks ‘Getting Better All the Time’

AUSTIN, Texas — With gasoline and airfare prices soaring, many families may be planning summer vacations closer to home this year. One high-value, low-cost option is Texas State Parks, which are “getting better all the time” thanks to increased funding provided by state lawmakers and voters. The 80th Texas Legislature…


Texas Youth Target Shooting Gala Event Set June 21

DALLAS — Young target shooters from across Texas and their families are invited to spend a day of fun and competitive target shooting during the first annual Texas Youth Invitational June 21 at the Elm Fork Shooting Sports complex. The day-long festivities will include competitive shotgun clay target shooting for…