Texas Parks & Wildlife Videos
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Examples of common safety mistakes made by some hunters. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
Emphasizes the importance of hearing and eye protection when using firearms. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
How to safely transport a shotgun. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
Safety tips for upland game bird hunters to avoid common errors in the field. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
Tips on how to safely clean a shotgun. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
Tips on checking the sighting of rifle scopes prior to going on a hunt. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
Game Warden Andrew Alexander describes the most common violations deer hunters make and offers tips on how to avoid them. Find public hunting lands, regulations and more at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/
Executive Director Carter Smith welcomes hunters to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Hunter Education program.
More and more people are wanting to know where their food comes from, and whether it's truly safe to eat. Whether you shop at a Farmers' Market, or go to wild game cooking classes, learning how to hunt and cook for your family is becoming more popular. Now, Texas Parks and Wildlife has some wild game recipes online for folks to try just as the hunting season kicks off and the holidays are upon us. For more information on wild game recipes and videos showing how to cook fish and game, go to www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wildgame
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/
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/
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.
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.
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.
As fall comes to Texas, more than one million hunters are gearing up for another season, which will bring more than three-billion dollars into the state’s economy. 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. 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.
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/
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.
September marks the opening of dove season bringing more than $300 million dollars to the state’s economy. Biologists say dove numbers have increased over last year which is good news for both veteran hunters and those who are new to the sport. 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.
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