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Feb. 12, 2007

Texas Buffalo Soldiers Announce 2007 Events

AUSTIN, Texas — Kicking off the start of a series of statewide events during Black History Month, the Texas Buffalo Soldiers are geared up for a year’s worth of educational presentations at historic fort sites, schools and rodeos to increase public knowledge of frontier-era African-American soldiers and their contributions to the Lone Star State.

Feb. 8, 2007

Crab Trap Drop-off Sites Set for Feb. 16-25 Cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials have established 18 unmanned crab trap drop-off sites and ten manned sites for the annual 10-day volunteer crab trap cleanup on Texas bays.

Feb. 5, 2007

Urban Wildlife Conference To Address Nuisance Issues

DALLAS, Texas — Deer in the driveway? Coyotes on the concrete? While many suburbanites love wildlife and a country setting, and wildlife experts tout the value of native habitat and open space, conflicts between people and wild animals are on the rise statewide. A conference here Feb. 20 will gather experts to explore solutions.

Public Meetings Set for Big Bend Ranch State Park Use Plan

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold public meetings Feb. 8 in Alpine and Feb. 15 in Houston to seek public comment about how Big Bend Ranch State Park should be accessed and used for recreational purposes in the future.

Flat Out Fishing Lake Jackson Goes from Green to Blue

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a saltwater fishing seminar that explores the sandy-green waters of our Gulf passes and the azure blue water haunts of prized billfish.

‘Women of the Land’ Workshop Offered March 24-25

ALBANY, Texas — Landowners and other women interested in learning about land management, hunting basics and outdoor skills are invited to this year’s “Women of the Land,” workshop held at Stasney’s Cook Ranch in Albany, Texas, March 24-25.

Jan. 30, 2007

Freeze Event Fishing Ban for Selected Coastal Areas Possible First Week of February

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries biologists and game wardens are preparing for a possible saltwater freeze event fishing ban the week of Feb. 3.

Jan. 29, 2007

TPWD Proposing To Adjust Spring Turkey Season

AUSTIN, Texas -- The proposal, which was presented to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s Regulations Committee along with several other suggested changes to the 2007-08 Statewide Hunting and Fishing Proclamation, would open the South Zone season for Rio Grande turkeys two weeks earlier than in recent years and open the North Zone one week later than normal.

TPWD Proposing To Drop Lower Laguna Madre Trout Bag to 5

Coastal Fisheries biologists have proposed reducing the daily bag limit of spotted seatrout from 10 to 5 in an area of the Lower Laguna Madre south of Marker 21.

TPWD Proposing Simplification of Licenses

AUSTIN, Texas — An extensive internal assessment of the state’s hunting and fishing license system has uncovered numerous opportunities to simplify the process. None of the changes reflect bottom-line increases in fees, but should eliminate some confusion associated with the complex licensing system, which officials hope will be welcomed by the 3 million or so license buyers.