The Texas Parks & Wildlife series on PBS is made possible in part by a grant from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Program 2325-R — Air Dates April 5–11, 2015, and October 4–10, 2015

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Featured Segments

Collegiate Climbers

People have been climbing rocks since rocks were invented, but college climbing teams are a new thing. Meets some of the students on the national champion University of Texas club climbing team, and see what it takes to excel at this demanding sport.

Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest

This West Texas mountain bike festival draws folks from around the world to the trails around Lajitas and Big Bend Ranch State Park. The annual event is a great time for anyone who would like to go fixin’ or freewheelin’ around the old frontier.

Shorebird Survival

Texas shorebirds are in trouble. From the endangered piping plover to the threatened snowy plover, shorebirds in Texas continue to lose habitat as beach development booms. Follow along with some biologists as they work to save these struggling shorebirds.

Postcard From Texas

Get a bird’s eye view of Mason Mountain.

Program 2326-R — Air Dates April 12–18, 2015, and October 11–17, 2015

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The Dove Hunter

You don’t have to grow up in a family of hunters to enjoy hunting. Meet an Austin man who took up hunting and fishing as an adult, and is determined to pass along these traditions to his sons.

Wild Game Cooking: Buffalo Dove Breasts

It’s time for some wild game cooking with Chef Jeff Martinez. Jeff introduces us to a new twist on an old favorite, a dove recipe buffalo style.

Big Bend Plants

The west Texas desert may look harsh but its unique plants are like nature’s grocery store for the wildlife and humans who call the desert home. At first glance scrubby, thorny and spindly, Big Bend plants take on new beauty when you learn how to read them.

The Spirit Rises

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a park of immense beauty, but it also was the site of a historic battle. While the general facts about the 1874 Battle of Palo Duro Canyon are known, specific details are not. That is until now. Archeologists working hand in hand with Indian tribe elders are putting the pieces together. See what it takes to unearth artifacts from a battle that took place over a hundred years ago, and learn more about Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the historic battle that took place there.

Postcard From Texas

Get up eye to eye with some Texas gators.

The 2015-2016 season begins October 18, 2015. New episodes are listed as they become available.

Program 2401 — Air Dates October 18–24, 2015, and April 17–23, 2016

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend, Life on the Edge

There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in the sublime southwestern sun, and the diversity of species is the best in the country. We’re dedicating and entire show to one topic: Big Bend National Park.

Program 2402 — Air Dates October 25–31, 2015, and April 24–30, 2016

Brushland Birds, Fishing Piers & Old Trains

Birding in the Brushlands

Join a group of Harlingen high school students as they discover birding. These South Texas teens realize they have some amazing birds right in their own backyard.

Lone Star Land Steward: The BigWoods on the Trinity

The Leopold Conservation Award winner for the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2015 Lone Star Land Steward awards is The BigWoods on the Trinity in Anderson County. Dr. Robert McFarlane has worked hard to show that you can manage East Texas bottomland hardwoods as a business and for wildlife conservation.

Fishing With Your Piers

Meet some fishing peers while fishing off of one. With piers up and down the Texas Coast, you don’t need to own a fancy boat or to even get your feet wet to try saltwater fishing.

Texas State Railroad

This season marks the Texas Parks & Wildlife show’s 30th year on the Texas PBS stations. All season long we’re going to take a look back at some of the older shows, and we’ll meet some of the people that have made the show what it is. We start with the very first segment from the very first show way back in 1985, a trip through east Texas on the Texas State Railroad.

Postcard From Texas

The Smith Oaks Rookery on High Island is chock full of birds.

Stations and Air Times

Times and dates are subject to change, especially during PBS membership drives.

  • Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
  • Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18, Sunday 10 a.m.; Thursday 5:00 a.m. KLRU-Q, Channel 18-3, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.
  • Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15, Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 6:30 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16, Sunday 12 p.m.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13, (October Through April Only) Saturday 2:00 p.m. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
  • El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
  • Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60, Sunday 11:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
  • Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Saturday 3 p.m.; KUHT Create, M-F 6 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
  • Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46, Sunday 5 p.m. Also serving Temple, Waco.
  • Lubbock, KTTZ-TV, Channel 5, Saturday 10 a.m.
  • Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
  • Oklahoma Educational TV Authority, OETA, OKLA Channel, Sunday 2:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Friday 3:30 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.
  • San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9, Sunday 11 a.m, Thursday 11:30 a.m.
  • Nashville, Tennessee, NPT2-TV, Channel 8.2, Saturday 9:30 a.m.


Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene; Alamo Colleges-San Antonio; Alice; Allen; Atlanta-KAQC; Baytown; Big Spring; Boerne; Brownsville; Cedar Park; Colleyville; Coppell; Corpus Christi; Crockett-KIVY; Dallas; Deer Park; Del Mar College-Corpus Christi; Denton; El Paso; Euless; Flower Mound; Fort Stockton; Fort Worth ISD-EdTV; Fort Worth; Frisco; Garland; Haltom City; Highland Village; Houston Community College; Houston; Irving; Keller; Killeen; Lubbock; Lufkin; McKinney; Mesquite; Midland; Nassau Bay; North Richland Hills; Ocean TV 20, Toms River, NJ; Pasadena; Rogers State University; Round Rock; San Antonio College; Seabrook; Stephen F. Austin U.; Sugar Land; Temple; Texarkana College; The Colony; Trophy Club; Tyler; Victoria; Waco. Check your local listings for days and times.


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