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Oct. 11, 2007

Campout at Frontier Fort Highlights Halloween Happenings

SHEFFIELD, Texas — Why wait for a Halloween, which falls on a Wednesday this year, when you can get a jump on Hallow’s Eve by sending your little ghouls and goblins to a sleepover on the grounds of an abandoned frontier fort or taking them to a state park to listen to campfire ghost tales or learn about bats?

Range Conditions Bring Favorable Quail Outlook

AUSTIN, Texas — While tempering expectations, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists say favorable range conditions should make for good quail hunting this season, particularly in areas that held birds last year.

Sept. 24, 2007

Caprock Canyons State Park To Unveil New Visitor Center

QUITAQUE, Texas — Caprock Canyons State Park will celebrate its 25th anniversary and the grand opening of its new $1 million visitor center with a host of activities Oct. 19-20 at the park.

Texas Bighorn Sheep Population Continues To Flourish

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists aren’t getting tired of counting sheep, desert bighorn sheep to be specific.

Weatherby Award Acknowledges Texas Spurs Nationwide Wildlife Expos

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo has become a national model for educational efforts to promote wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation, a role which will be recognized at the expo volunteer barbeque on Saturday evening, Oct. 6 by board members from Weatherby Foundation International (WFI).

Sept. 17, 2007

Deadline Nears for Big Time Texas Hunts

AUSTIN, Texas — Some of the finest hunting anywhere in the country can be found within Texas borders, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters a chance to experience the best of the best.

Budweiser Sharelunker Season 22 Begins Oct. 1

ATHENS, Texas—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin accepting entries into the Budweiser ShareLunker program October 1, 2007.

Mountain Lion Research Sheds Light on Elusive Feline

AUSTIN, Texas — New genetic research adds to a body of evidence indicating mountain lion populations are generally healthy in parts of Texas, with significant populations in West and South Texas and harvest data pointing to stable or increasing numbers in the western part of the state over the past 90 years.

Sept. 10, 2007

Halloween Comes Early to Lake Tawakoni State Park

WILLS POINT, Texas — A massive spider web first spotted covering several acres of oak-elm woodlands along a Lake Tawakoni State Park trail in early August and later reported in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story on Aug. 29 made national and international headlines throughout the Labor Day Weekend.

TPWD To Hold Hearings for Local Grants Program

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Recreation Grants Program has scheduled a round of public hearings to present information about and solicit input on the local park grant program.