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Dove Forecast 2016 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

For those outdoorsmen and women who anticipate the opening of dove season September 1st, the wait is almost over and this year the season is 20 days longer. That gives hunters more time to take their shot at the more than 30-million mourning doves in Texas. For more information on Hunting 101 courses go to Also an app is available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at And, Texas Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters they need to complete a hunter education course if they were born after September 2, 1971 and carry proof of certification with them while they hunt. Game bird conservation stamps are also needed to hunt dove, waterfowl, turkey and quail and to check the local regulations where they will be hunting.

Win a Big Time Texas Hunt in 2016

Enter your chance to win 9 premium hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and wildlife management areas in Texas. Proceeds from the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and public hunting. To enter, go to

ADA Hunt at Inks Lake State Park

Hunting season is right around the corner. But most hunting blinds are not designed for people with disabilities. Inks Lake State Park northwest of Austin has tackled that problem by building special hunting blinds that are accessible for people with physical limitations. Find public hunting opportunities at

Deer Hunting Forecast 2015 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Deer hunting brings in more than 2 billion dollars to the state’s economy each year and as fall comes to Texas, more than one million hunters are gearing up for another season. But just how is this year’s season shaping up for sportsmen and women now that we’ve seen a little rain? Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report. For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease, including how to submit deer samples for testing, go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at Also, a new app is now available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at

The State of Quail | Texas Parks & Wildlife

Texas has long been known for its robust quail populations, but habitat loss has impacted all four quail species in the state. Though their homes range from desert floodplain and brush land to prairie grasslands, these quail species need native habitat to thrive. Find out how researchers, non-profits, and landowners and managers are working together to keep quail numbers healthy statewide. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show,

The Dove Hunter - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

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. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on your local Texas PBS station. Find out where to watch at

Wild Game Cooking: Dove Breasts - Texas Parks and Wildife [Official]

Join chef Jeff Martinez of Austin's El Chile Cafe y Cantina as he cooks some dove breasts with a buffalo hot sauce to go on top of a celery, carrot and blue cheese salad. For more information on wild game recipes check out

How to Clean, Store and Cook Dove

A demonstration on how to breast your dove, freeze them to preserve flavor and then grill them wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese and jalapeño. For more wild game recipes, see To find out more about Texas hunting, including regulations and public hunting areas, visit

Home Firearm Safety Tips

Learn how to properly and safely store your hunting firearms in the home. A gun safe is a good idea, especially if you have kids in the house.

Hogs Wild - Fighting the Feral Pig Problem - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Feral hogs are running wild across Texas, at great cost to farmers, ranchers, and native wildlife. Hunters are helping, but science may prove critical to controlling the invasion on a broader scale. For more information on feral hogs and feral hog control, visit:

Women's Goose Hunt: A Tale of Two Laurens - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks and Wildlife Television heads to Bay City, Texas for a weekend goose hunt with the ladies. For some it's a first time experience, and for others it's a weekend break from the family. No matter the reason, if you get a group of ladies together with some guns and geese... it's going to be a blast. For information on hunting, including how to get started, see Also check out our Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program at

Women's Goose Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks and Wildlife hosts an all women's goose hunt near Bay City, Texas. For information on hunting, including how to get started, see Also check out our Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program at

Turkey Calling Tips

Basic instructional video covering the three types of devices used to call turkeys, demonstration of their use and different types of calls that can be made with them.

Turkey Hunting; Playing the Turkey Game - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Turkey Hunting; Playing the Turkey Game Hunting turkey in Texas can be like a game of chess; it's all about making the right moves. Follow along as a group of hunters gets out-smarted by these elusive gobblers again and again. The hunt takes place in McMullen County, about an hour south of San Antonio. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on the Texas PBS stations.

Passing Down the Legacy of Hunting - Texas Parks and Wildlife (Official)

Those camo-clad kids spotted around the state represent the future of hunting and conservation in Texas. But the cost of hunting has increased dramatically as access to land has become limited. We'll profile a group of volunteers addressing this decline in hunting opportunities, as they search for innovative ways to introduce young people to this sport. To learn more about youth hunting opportunities in Texas, visit or This segment can be seen on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series on PBS. See what's on our program this week: For a list of stations and air times:

Interview: The New Breed of Hunters - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Hank Shaw, author of "Hunt, Gather, Cook" and blogger Holly Heyser describe how local food proponents are turning to hunting, fishing and foraging for fresh, natural food. Find hunting and fishing resources in Texas at

Quail Quandary - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The drought has taken a toll on all Texas wildlife but among the hardest hit is the bobwhite quail. Biologists say loss of native grassland habitat is the leading cause for the ongoing decline of the popular game bird but the drought is intensifying the problem. The quail quandary has a broader relevance because that same grassland habitat quail depend on is also important for dozens of other wildlife species and it can also affect water quality and quality for people. More on Texas wildlife at

Big Time Texas Hunt Winner 2011 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The Big Time Texas Hunts drawing offers 7 premium hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and prime wildlife management areas in the state All proceeds from Big Time Texas Hunts go to support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and hunting on both public and private lands.

Foodie: Will Hunt for Food - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

An Austin foodie explores hunting for the first time as the ultimate way to eat local food. For more on hunting in Texas, see Follow Marshall's blog at

Hunting Regulations: Antler Restrictions - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Learn how to judge which bucks are legal harvest according to their antlers. Hunting info. at

Bobwhite Quail: The Quail Question - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

(Produced 2006) Bobwhite Quail populations have dwindled across the Southeastern United States, but what will become of quail in Texas? Here and elsewhere, it is a question of habitat. The tradition of quail hunting may be the answer, giving landowners good reason to create and preserve quail habitat for the future. Learn how Texas Parks and Wildlife is working with farmers, ranchers, and other partners to ensure the call of the Bobwhite will always be heard in Texas.

Hunter Education Classes - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Every hunter in TX (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Here's what to expect. Find courses near you at

Youth Duck Hunting - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Kids near Houston go duck hunting for the 1st time on a special youth hunt. More on Texas hunting at

Big Time Texas Hunts - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

One man who had lost everything in Hurricane Ike bought one chance at the hunt of a lifetime...and won. Try your luck at

A Place to Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Finding a place to hunt is getting increasingly difficult for many Texas hunters. A father-daughter dove hunting family from Houston has found the perfect solution, the Annual Public Hunting Permit, which allows them access to over 1 million acres of land across the state. For more information, visit

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