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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.
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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/
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
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
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
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/
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.
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/
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/. Also check out our Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bow/
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/. Also check out our Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bow/
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 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. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
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 http://texasyouthhunting.com/ or http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/youth_hunting/. This segment can be seen on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series on PBS. See what's on our program this week: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/. For a list of stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml.
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/bigtimehunts. All proceeds from Big Time Texas Hunts go to support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and hunting on both public and private lands.
An Austin foodie explores hunting for the first time as the ultimate way to eat local food. For more on hunting in Texas, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/. Follow Marshall's blog at http://www.eatthislens.com/
Learn how to judge which bucks are legal harvest according to their antlers. Hunting info. at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
(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.
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/hunter_education/
Kids near Houston go duck hunting for the 1st time on a special youth hunt. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
One man who had lost everything in Hurricane Ike bought one chance at the hunt of a lifetime...and won. Try your luck at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/bigtimehunts
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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/public/