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April 12, 2004

Dove Zone Shift Tops List of Migratory Bird Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas — Additional white-winged dove hunting opportunity near San Antonio and a proactive alternative to restrictive "seasons within a season" on certain duck species top the list of possible changes to this year’s Texas migratory game bird hunting regulations. The proposals were announced here April 7 in a briefing of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s Regulations Committee.

March 22, 2004

TPWD Looking at Series of Deer Management Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas — With only about one percent of the total land mass in Texas being managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, wildlife conservation will have to happen on private land to be successful in Texas.

March 15, 2004

TPWD Seeks Public Input on Variety of Resource Issues

AUSTIN, Texas — Gauging stakeholder attitudes and opinions about a variety of proposed changes in hunting and fishing regulations, and related resource issues, is the focus behind a series of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department public hearings continuing across the state during March.

March 3, 2004

Public Meetings To Seek Input on Hunting, Fishing Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas – Hoping to gain public comment on a variety of issues ranging from a temporary deferral hunter education requirements to changes in fishing licenses, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of 19 public hearings throughout the state during the month of March.

Feb. 9, 2004

Proposal Would Exempt New Hunters From Education

AUSTIN, Texas – If you’ve ever had to turn down an invite to go hunting because you didn’t have time to take a hunter education course or if someone you’ve asked to go hunting has had to back out for the same reason, there may soon be a solution.

Feb. 2, 2004

New Fishing Stamp Triggers Need To Revamp Licenses

AUSTIN, Texas – The creation of a new freshwater fishing stamp by the last Texas Legislature was designed to defray costs of fish hatchery construction and repair, but it also created an opportunity for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to revamp its licensing structure to better serve anglers’ needs.

TPWD Proposing More Eastern Turkey Hunting

AUSTIN, Texas – Turkey hunters in East Texas could be looking at a month-long spring season and opportunities in additional counties beginning in 2005 if proposals by state wildlife biologists pass muster.

Feeding of Wildlife Banned In Texas State Parks

AUSTIN, Texas – Following the lead of other states and America’s national parks, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to amend state code to prohibit visitors from feeding wildlife in Texas State Parks.