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Aug. 24, 2007

Opening Day Shrimp Boat Count Lowest On Record

AUSTIN, Texas — Aerial counts of bay and bait shrimp boats working the Texas coast were conducted Aug. 15 after the commercial shrimp season opened. There was good weather for the count, although the coast was bracing for Tropical Storm Erin, which made landfall the next day.

TPWD Expands Spanish-Language Web Services

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has expanded the Spanish-language section of its public Web site with the addition of the 2007-2008 Outdoor Annual in Spanish.

Texas Parks And Wildlife Expo Set For Oct. 6-7

AUSTIN, Texas — America’s largest free, family-oriented festival of the outdoors takes place Oct. 6-7 at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department headquarters in Austin. The event includes a number of new offerings this year, while bringing back dozens of the popular activities which draw more than 35,000 visitors from across the state each fall.

La Expo Parques Y Vida Silvestre De Texas Se Celebra El 6 Y 7 De Octubre

AUSTIN, Texas — El festival de campismo y actividades al aire libre más grande de Estados Unidos es un evento gratuito para toda la familia que se celebrará el 6 y 7 de octubre en el Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD por sus siglas en inglés) en Austin. El evento cuenta con nuevas diversiones y las populares actividades que en años anteriores han atraído a más de 35,000 asistentes.

1st Alamo Extravaganza “Celebration of Choices” Sept. 15 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Turning Point, San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Wildlife Association and other partners will host the 1st Alamo Extravaganza “Celebration of Choices” Sep. 15 in San Antonio, providing a setting for people with disabilities to experience fishing, climbing, shooting, kayaking and many other outdoor activities.

Aug. 20, 2007

Deer Hunters Urged To Take Precautions Against Fever Ticks

AUSTIN, Texas — State wildlife officials are urging deer hunters and meat processors in South Texas to take additional precautions when handling deer carcasses during the upcoming season due to concerns about possible spread of fever ticks in the region.

Aug. 10, 2007

Comment Sought on Proposed Waterfowl Seasons

AUSTIN, Texas —Duck hunters are bracing for what could be one of the best waterfowl hunting seasons in many years, with near record duck populations building to the north and ideal habitat conditions awaiting them in Texas. State waterfowl biologists announced proposed hunting regulations for the upcoming season and are currently seeking public comment.

Latest Survey Reveals Texas Leads Nation in Hunting

AUSTIN, Texas — According to preliminary state data from the new 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, Texas led the nation in 2006 with 1.1 million Texans going hunting at some point during the year, while Florida led the nation in total fishing participation with 2.8 million anglers and California was the top wildlife-watching state with 6.2 million of its residents observing wildlife.

New Way To Buy Federal Duck Stamps: The E-Duck Stamp

AUSTIN, Texas — Waterfowl hunters in Texas will have the option of purchasing a Federal Duck Stamp electronically this year, as part of a three-year joint effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and nine state fish and wildlife agencies, including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Aug. 6, 2007

Texas State Parks Seek Qualified Job Applicants

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill about 200 new employee positions in Texas State Parks. Thanks to recent appropriations by the Texas Legislature, this is the first major infusion of new staffing for state parks in many years.