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Oct. 31, 2005

Panhandle Boasts Boom Quail Production

AUSTIN, Texas — Quail are famous for their “boom and bust” cycles. In other words, in good years there are a lot of quail, in poor years there aren’t any. In the Panhandle region of Texas, this is more than just a good year for quail — it’s an awesome year for quail!

Oct. 7, 2005

Quail Hunting Outlook Bright for Parts of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Quail hunters have enjoyed the rewards of ideal range conditions and above normal bird production during the last couple of years. Although hunting prospects are still favorable heading into the 2005-06 season, they probably won't measure up to recent years in a few locales where it has gotten dry over the summer.

Aug. 29, 2005

Texas Farmers’ Help Sought For Quail Conservation

AUSTIN, Texas — On Aug. 29 in Missouri, bobwhite quail supporters from Texas and other southeastern states will present a case study on a nationwide push to save quail at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation, one of only a handful of wildlife case studies to make the conference agenda.

Aug. 22, 2005

Super Combo Promotion Offers Prize Drawings

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is announcing a new promotion in which buyers of the Super Combo hunting and fishing license will automatically be entered in a series of drawings to win outdoor gear shopping sprees and state parks passes.

Aug. 8, 2005

New Hunting, Fishing Licenses On Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN, Texas — New hunting and fishing licenses for 2005-06 will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 15, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding customers to be aware of some significant changes. All current annual hunting and fishing licenses expire on Aug. 31.

Aug. 1, 2005

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 over 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.

June 29, 2005

New Game Bird Stamps Support Conservation, Hunting

AUSTIN, Texas — New game bird stamps that Texas hunters will be required to buy this fall showcase the latest development in a history of wildlife conservation success stories built by hunters. For decades, hunter purchases of licenses and dedicated stamps have provided the lion’s share of funding for important conservation work.

June 27, 2005

Recent Legislation Affects Texas Wildlife, Parks

AUSTIN, Texas — New limited-entry management programs for the Texas oyster and Gulf of Mexico shrimp fisheries, changes in game bird stamps hunters are required to buy, creation of an all-terrain vehicle trail program and new or clarified enforcement powers for game wardens are among the outcomes of bills passed by the 79th Texas Legislature.

Texas Whitewing Zone Changes Accepted

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week announced that the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations Committee has accepted the Texas proposal to expand the Special Whitewing Dove Zone, adding a new portion of land west of I-35 and south of U. S. Highway 90 near San Antonio.

May 2, 2005

Lone Star Land Stewards Protect Wild Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Outside the big cities, out where the deer and the antelope still play, the Texas natural landscape is under siege. It’s a slow motion war that gradually frays and fragments the land as human beings expand into what used to be open range.