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Tag Archives: Texas

TPWD’s Top 10 Texas Conservation News Stories of 2008

1. Major Land Acquisitions Enhance State Parks, Protect Resources, Expand Access Texas state parks, which recently received a welcome shot in the arm in the form of additional funding from the Texas legislature, made two important acquisitions during 2008. In September, TPWD acquired the approximately 2,900-acre Fortress Cliffs Ranch, protecting…


Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Grants to Protect Coastal Wetlands – Texas Is Recipient

H. Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced today that twenty-five conservation projects benefiting fish and wildlife on more than 13,543 acres of coastal habitat in twelve States will be funded with $20.1 million from 2009 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. Texas will receive a…


TPWD Seeking Public Input on Possible Pheasant Season Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — Any doubts that the Panhandle pheasant hunting season opener is a big deal need only spend some time at the Amarillo airport — it’s their busiest weekend of the year. As multitudes of hunters descend upon the Panhandle for the Dec. 6 opener, the Texas Parks and…


Pheasant Season Opens December 1 in Oklahoma

With deer, quail, and several small game seasons in full swing across Oklahoma, sportsmen may wonder if it could get any better — it can. Dec. 1 brings with it yet another hunting opportunity — pheasant season. “From our surveys and reports from the field it looks like this pheasant…


New State Park to Open Near Brownsville Texas on Dec. 6

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Resaca de la Palma State Park — Texas’ newest state park and the eighth link in the World Birding Center chain stretching the breadth of the Rio Grande Valley — will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Dec. 6 in this border city. Resaca de la…


Coastal Fisheries Bay Team Tournament Slated for Aransas Pass

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a Coastal Fisheries Bay Team tournament targeting flounder for 6 a.m. until noon Nov. 15 at Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass. The program, launched in 2005, is designed to recruit experienced anglers to assist TPWD with collecting…


A Goose By Any Other Name…

by Lowell Washburn With incredible weights attaining 10, 12, and rarely even 15 pounds, its easy to see where Iowa’s homegrown, corn fed giant Canada goose [Branta canadensis maxima] gets its name. But when it comes to determining the proper name of our smallest subspecies of Canada goose, the water…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Duck hunting was generally good in the Panhandle region as the High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU) opened for a short stint Oct.25-26. Wigeons, teal, gadwalls and a few mallards were taken…


“Fizzical” Research to Answer Questions About Deep-Caught Bass

ATHENS, Texas-Most anglers probably know that many fish caught from deep water can suffer from an over-inflated swim bladder, a condition called hyperbuoyancy. The air bladder inside the fish that inflates and deflates to give the fish neutral buoyancy can expand suddenly when a fish is brought to the surface…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 9/24/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. North Zone Dove: Good hunts have been posted around Abilene and Knox City over sunflowers and milo. Amarillo has been fair to good over plowed ground and watering holes in the afternoon. Fields near Paris have been…