|  TPWD News Releases Dated 2011-08-26                                    |
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[ General Media Contact: Business Hours, 512-389-4406 ]
[ Additional Contacts: Eric Woolverton, (903) 928-2251; eric.woolverton@tpwd.texas.gov ]
Aug. 26, 2011
Deer Management Workshop Offered at Engeling Wildlife Management Area
ATHENS--The Henderson County Wildlife Committee will sponsor a white-tailed deer management workshop at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, September 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Topics to be covered include deer management techniques, age and sex ratios, herd health, habitat management, food plots, trophy scoring, data collection, record keeping and census techniques. An optional spotlight deer survey will also be offered.
The workshop is limited to the first 60 people to register. Registration is open until Sept. 19.
To reserve a spot, mail a check for $12 per person, payable to the Henderson County Wildlife Committee, to Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, 16149 N. US 287, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861, and include an e-mail address for receipt and workshop information. The $12 fee includes refreshments and a hamburger dinner.
For more information contact Eric Woolverton at (903) 928-2251.

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[ Media Contact: Rob McCorkle, 830-866-3533, robert.mccorkle@tpwd.texas.gov ] [RM]
Aug. 26, 2011
Choice River Tract to be Added to Big Bend Ranch State Park
AUSTIN -- Texas' largest state park, Big Bend Ranch State Park near Presidio, may soon be expanding by 520 acres along the Rio Grande River.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has given the go-ahead for TPWD to take the necessary steps to purchase roughly 520 acres in Presidio County - the last section of privately owned riverfront property on an approximately 10-mile stretch of the Rio Grande.
The Tapado Canyon tract is considered to be the most important privately owned in-holding remaining within the 310,000-acre state park that was acquired by the state in 1988. The river tract, which already has trails providing access to scenic Tapado Canyon, has considerable aesthetic and recreational value, according to TPWD staff.

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[ Media Contact: Steve Lightfoot, 512-389-4701, steve.lightfoot@tpwd.texas.gov ] [SL]
Aug. 26, 2011
Anglers Reminded of Regulation Changes on Shared Waters with Louisiana
Changes go into effect on September 1, 2011
AUSTIN - Louisiana and Texas have taken a big step to share consistent recreational fishing regulations governing their bordering waters. The new regulations are scheduled to go into effect on Sept. 1, 2011. Biologists from the two states have agreed upon regulations that are biologically sound and consistent on both sides of the boundary.
The two states share waters along most of their common border, supporting excellent recreational fisheries and attracting thousands of anglers each year. The line between the two states follows the state line boundaries and old river channels, so anglers currently must abide by two sets of rules.
"Although we still have a few differences in regulations, these changes should make it much easier for anglers on both sides of border to keep track of bag and size limits," said Gary Saul, fisheries director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. "We hope this will result in less angler confusion and increased compliance."
The compromise regulations for Toledo Bend affect channel, blue and flathead catfish and black and white crappie. Regulations for Caddo Lake and the Sabine River deal with those species in addition to white, yellow, largemouth and spotted bass.
The new regulations can be found on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Web site at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/changes12.phtml#txla.