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An overview of common violations that Texas Game Wardens encounter in deer season, from improperly tagged deer to no hunter education certification. For more information on hunting in Texas, including regulations and public hunting opportunities, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/
A demonstration of how to butcher a venison rear leg quarter, how to remove the femur bone and separate the bottom round, the eye round and the top round roasts. To find out more about hunting in Texas, including wild game recipes, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/
It’s a season of plenty for upland bird hunters this year thanks to a lot of rain and a mild summer. Hunting in Texas is big business bringing more than three-billion dollars to the state’s economy. And Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists say this year should be one of the best for bird hunters. A new app is now available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app Texas Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters they need game bird conservation stamps to hunt dove, waterfowl, turkey and quail and to check the local regulations where they will be hunting.
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 http://bit.ly/bighunts
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 https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hunter-education/101schedule Also an app is available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app 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.
Here’s your chance to score that buck of a lifetime. The Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt offers one lucky hunter an exclusive three-to five-day trip for trophy mule deer in the Texas Panhandle. Food, lodging and guides are included, and entries are only $9 online. Big Time Texas Hunts also offers 8 more premium hunting trips for bighorn sheep, whitetails, exotics, hogs, waterfowl and more. Enter to win at http://tpwd.texas.gov/winbig
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 http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/
Hunting season is wrapping up but many hunters will relive their hunts at the annual Texas Big Game Awards. For 25 years, the program, sponsored by the Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, has recognized hunters and landowners for conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat on private lands. The program is especially memorable for first-time hunters. For more information, visit https://www.TexasBigGameAwards.org
It’s a season of plenty for upland bird hunters this year thanks to a lot of rain and a mild summer. Hunting in Texas is big business bringing more than three-billion dollars to the state’s economy. And Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists say this year should be one of the best for bird hunters. Check out Texas Parks and Wildlife Digital Hunting Forecast for all species at http://www.tpwmagazine.com/digital/2015/hunting/ A new app is now available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app Texas Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters they need game bird conservation stamps to hunt dove, waterfowl, turkey and quail and to check the local regulations where they will be hunting.
For Robin Bradbery the outdoors is what she calls her “happy place.” That’s no surprise, lots of folks rush to nature for the release. But for Robin, it’s more than that, it’s a chance for her to escape the challenges of living with Autism.
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, http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
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 www.tpwd.texas.gov/cwd 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 http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app
Heidi Rao instructs on the four fundamental rules of firearm safety: 1) Keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times 2) Treat every firearm as if it were loaded 3) Be sure of your target, what is in front of it and beyond it 4) Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until ready to shoot
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 http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
Outdoor Info: Hunting Sandhill Cranes In some states Sandhill Cranes are known as ‘steaks in the sky’. Yes, you can hunt these big birds, but there are some things you need to be aware of before you shoot.
Dr. Brian Pierce, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M University, provides an overview of the study, including background, methodology, results, and management implications. Read the full study at http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/game_management/dove_summary/
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/exptexas/programs/wildgame/. To find out more about Texas hunting, including regulations and public hunting areas, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/
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.
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/exptexas/programs/wildgame/
Talking to the Animals Gerald Stewart can talk to animals. No, he doesn't have "Dr. Doolittle" magical powers. Rather, Gerald is a professional animal caller. Using mouth calls and audio cassettes, he can attract birds, owls, mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, deer and many more animals.
Buck Fever "Buck Fever" is a condition afflicting both deer hunters and wildlife biologists. And after 25 years of studies, we have learned so much more about how habitat and diet contribute to a healthy herd.
Outdoor Info: Public Hunts Each year the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department offers a variety of public hunts throughout the state. Here's how to take advantage of these affordable opportunities.
Endangered Whooping Cranes share habitat with Geese and Sandhill Cranes. Here's a guide to help hunters identify birds in flight to prevent accidentally shooting the wrong bird, a felony charge with stiff fines. For more information about Whooping Cranes in Texas, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/whooper-watch/
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: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/nuisance/feral_hogs/
Operation Game Thief is Texas Parks and Wildlife's "crimestoppers" program that allows citizens to report game law violations to state Game Wardens and earn cash rewards for tips that lead to convictions. A new texting feature of the program allows another easy option for reporting violations. For more info: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/warden/ogt/