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July 17, 2006

Time To Apply for Drawings on Public Hunting Lands

AUSTIN, Texas — With the fall hunting season looming on the horizon, now’s the time to apply for drawn public hunts. For more than 50 years, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been offering quality, affordable hunting experiences through the special drawings for hunts offered through the department’s Public Hunting Program.

May 26, 2006

Treadwell Brady Ranch Named 2006 Lone Star Land Steward

MENARD, Texas — The Treadwell Brady Ranch has been awarded the statewide Lone Star Land Steward Award and Aldo Leopold Conservation Award for Texas, the state’s top honor recognizing wildlife conservation on private land.

May 8, 2006

2006 Lone Star Land Steward Winners Announced

AUSTIN, Texas — What do a famous cattle baron, a Confederate burial site, a fourth generation ranching family and a power company have in common? They all play a role in exemplary land stewardship efforts the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is recognizing this year.

April 10, 2006

TPWD Adds 40 Counties to Special Buck Harvest Rules

AUSTIN, Texas — Deer hunters in 40 counties in East and Central Texas will be under new special buck harvest regulations this fall as part of changes to this year’s hunting and fishing regulations adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

March 6, 2006

San Antonio Workshop Offers Tips for Landowners

SAN ANTONIO — Recognizing the growing problem of Texas rural land being fragmented into smaller tracts, often with new urban-based owners who haven't been exposed to wildlife or land management, wildlife experts are offering a workshop March 11 designed specifically for San Antonio-area urban owners of rural land.

Jan. 30, 2006

TPWD Unveils Proposed Hunting, Fishing Rule Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is recommending changes to next year’s hunting and fishing regulations, expanding upon the success of several resource management initiatives.

Dec. 5, 2005

Quail Provide Impetus for Landscape Conservation Efforts

AUSTIN, Texas — Quail are considered by wildlife officials to be a keystone indicator species of the health of grassland ecosystems. When their numbers fall, other species that inhabit those ecosystems follow in a domino effect. A diverse cooperative, working under the umbrella of the Texas Quail Conservation Initiative, is making landscape level conservation progress to help ensure the dominos won’t topple.

Nov. 21, 2005

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Nov. 21, 2005

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

Nov. 7, 2005

TPWD Unveils Possible Hunting and Fishing Rule Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — The success of resource management efforts on a variety of fronts has led Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists to recommend several possible changes to next year’s hunting and fishing regulations. Among the topics being considered include: an expansion of special regulations affecting the harvest of whitetail bucks based on antler characteristics, creation of an upland game bird management permit program and elimination of the trophy red drum and tarpon tagging requirements.

Oct. 31, 2005

Application Deadline Is Nov. 5 for Big Time Texas Hunts

AUSTIN, Texas — The Lone Star State boasts some of the finest hunting anywhere in the country, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters a chance to experience the best of the best. But, you can’t have a shot at the action if you don’t apply and deadline for entries is Nov. 5.