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Field Notes: Sinking fish attractors in Lake Buchanan


Texas Parks & Wildlife Fisheries staff sunk these structures in Lake Buchanan to attract bass, crappie and other sport fish. Made of PVC and composite, they're designed to mimic underwater brush, which fish use for protection, as places to hide and ambush prey, and even for spawning. The natural brush can decay over time in reservoirs, which is why we put in artificial attractors. The attractors are sunk 15-20 feet deep and marked by buoys. Anglers can find locations of fish attractors in lakes around Texas at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/fish_attractors.phtml

PBS Preview February 12-18, 2017


Preview for the February 12-18, 2017 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2518. Find out where to watch at http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

Prehistoric rock painting at Hueco Tanks State Park (360 video)


Crawl into this low shelter to view a prehistoric rock painting. Though there is some debate, the painting is believed to be of Tlaloc, a rain deity who was both beneficial and destructive. To see the 360-degree view, use your mouse (on desktop) or finger (on device) to move the video. Tlaloc was characterized by goggle eyes and a blunt, rectilinear body with no arms or legs. The art work is so complex that it forms a continuous line. Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso has over 3000 rock paintings hidden among its boulders and caves, were places of religious ceremony for Native Americans, from prehistoric times until the late 19th century. More details on this park at http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hueco-tanks

Stream during rain at Hueco Tanks State Park (360 video)


Enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of a raindrops falling on a stream at Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso. To see the 360-degree view, use your mouse (on desktop) or finger (on device) to move the video. For thousands of years, people have trekked to these rock hills in far west Texas for the rainwater pooled in natural rock basins, or huecos (“whey-coes”) Learn more about Hueco Tanks State Park at http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hueco-tanks

Turkey Trapping, Tagging, and Research - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Turkey Work On a ranch in South Texas, biologists are tapping the latest technology, and fitting turkey with tiny backpacks, to learn where the turkey lurk. With this data, scientists are gaining a better understanding of the habitat needs and preferences of Rio Grande turkey populations. See how these findings may benefit turkey and all who enjoy them.


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