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Feb. 19, 2013

TPWD Scoping Potential Special White-Winged Dove Area Regulations

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be gathering input on possible dove hunting changes in conjunction with upcoming public hearings in San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

Trans-Pecos Pronghorn Restoration Effort Continues

AUSTIN — The continuation of the Trans-Pecos pronghorn restoration project took another step forward with the successful relocation of 130 pronghorn recently.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet on Red Snapper Issue

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold a special meeting in Austin on Feb. 26 to discuss recent events and options involving the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery.

Feb. 18, 2013

Deep Yet Silent No Longer: Texas Artificial Reefs Launch New Website, Facebook Page

For more than thirty years, the Texas Artificial Reef program has generally run silent and deep – deep in its positive impact on marine ecosystems, recreational fishing and diving and coastal economies, silent because it’s probably largely unknown to most people. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department scientists hope that will change soon with a major website overhaul and new Facebook page.

Feb. 15, 2013

Prescribed burn planned for Mustang Island State Park

CORPUS CHRISTI – Park Superintendent Damon Reeves announced today that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Mustang Island State Park during February or March. The burn is expected to be conducted and completed in two to three days.

Feb. 13, 2013

Gentilz Exhibit to Debut at Texas Independence Celebration

WASHINGTON, Texas – An exhibit showcasing the works of a 19th century Paris-born painter and draftsman who chronicled early Texas life and its indigenous cultures will open on March 2  as part of the kickoff of the annual Texas Independence Day celebration.

Feb. 12, 2013

Houston Area Hatchery-Aquarium Hosts Free Anniversary Bash Feb. 23

LAKE JACKSON — Sea Center Texas will host its 8th annual Nature Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 23, and the public is invited to join in the free festivities and help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the 30th anniversary of TPWD Coastal Fish Hatcheries, and Sea Center’s 17th anniversary.

Feb. 11, 2013

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

AUSTIN – In a stunning move Feb. 8, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season.

Falcon Takes Wing with Toyota ShareLunker 541

ATHENS—Falcon International Reservoir joined the Toyota ShareLunker action on Thursday, February 7, with a 13.4-pound entry into the ShareLunker program.

Get Hooked on Fly Fishing March 9 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—Fly Fish Texas returns to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 9 with the goal of teaching visitors to tie a fly, cast a fly and catch a fish with it all in one day.