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Sept. 10, 2007

Game Warden Field Notes, Sept. 10, 2007

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Aug. 31, 2007

TPWD Launches Shotgun Sports in Schools Pilot Program

AUSTIN, Texas —The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced it is this fall piloting a target shooting program similar to its popular Archery in Schools initiative.

Saddle Up at Big Bend Ranch for an Authentic Cattle Drive

PRESIDIO, Texas — Yee-Ha! Would you like to be a cowboy or cowgirl? On Oct. 4-6, Big Bend Ranch State park invites guests to participate in the park’s fall cattle drive and roundup.

Saltwater Anglers Reminded of Changes in Regs

AUSTIN, Texas — Starting Sept. 1, new fishing regulations for spotted seatrout in the Lower Laguna Madre and offshore fishing statewide go into effect.

REI Asks Volunteers To ‘Pitch In’ at State Parks Sept. 29

AUSTIN, Texas — In celebration of National Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 29, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) stores in Texas will sponsor projects at three Texas State Parks—Cedar Hill State Park south of Dallas, McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, and Huntsville State Park north of Houston.

Aug. 24, 2007

New Park Funding Highlights 2008 TPWD Budget

AUSTIN, Texas — The most significant new funding for state and local parks in decades, money to build a new East Texas fish hatchery and new funds to help game wardens enforce wildlife laws and border security are among the highlights of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 2008 budget.

Commission Adopts Waterfowl Seasons

AUSTIN, Texas — With the approval of season dates and bag limits Aug. 23, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission set the parameters for what could be one of the best waterfowl hunting season in many years.

More Than $4 Million Awarded In Trail, Local Park Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission Aug. 23 approved $3.66 million to fund 41 recreational trail projects and $797,231 for small community grants for 18 communities across the state.

TPW Commission Approves Lake Sam Rayburn Boating Access Grant

AUSTIN, Texas — Due to funding constraints, only one boat ramp project received a 75 percent matching grant of $500,000 from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the latest round of grants. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the project at its Aug. 23 meeting.

Outdoor Skills Training Offered To Texas Families

AUSTIN, Texas — Watch a red-tailed hawk soaring over the desert with a child at your side. Glide over seagrass meadows in the mangrove-lined lakes near Aransas Pass. Watch a meteor shower from your campsite in the backcountry of Lost Maples State Natural Area.