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April 15, 2008

Black Bears Are On The Move In Texas

TYLER, Texas — In the dim light before dawn, it’s hard to tell what that dark shape is under the feeder 100 yards from your hunting blind. It’s probably a feral hog stealing corn you bought for deer to supplement native forage. But make a positive identification before you pull the trigger; that hog-like shape could be a black bear.

Biologists Launch Study of Two Texas Tidal Streams

AUSTIN, Texas — In March, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists began a two-year study of two tidal streams on the middle coast, sampling fish, bottom-dwelling organisms, and water quality to measure the quality of aquatic life inhabiting these ecologically important areas.

Budweiser ShareLunker: Falcon, Fork Send Lunkers to Athens

ATHENS, Texas — A professional angler fishing in a tournament and a recreational angler fishing off a dock caught Budweiser ShareLunkers last week.

April 10, 2008

Amistad Rise Fuels Economic Bonanza

DEL RIO, Texas — Travel U.S. 90 through Del Rio and out to Amistad International Reservoir and it’s obvious there’s something going on in this border town.

April 7, 2008

Re-enactment of Battle of San Jacinto, Festival Slated for April 26

LA PORTE, Texas — The San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Re-enactment on Saturday, April 26, celebrate Texas’ independence won at the famous Battle of San Jacinto.

State Parks Host Meetings Regarding Feral, Exotic Species

AUSTIN, Texas — The State Parks Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a series of public meetings across the state in April and May concerning natural and cultural resource management activities on state park properties, with a particular focus on management challenges at Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Great Texas Birding Classic Returns April 27-May 4

AUSTIN, Texas — Spring is in the air, and so are birds migrating along the Texas coast. For 12 years, the Great Texas Birding Classic has capitalized on this natural phenomenon and turned it into a healthy competition to raise funds for avian habitat conservation projects.

Budweiser ShareLunker: Lake Casa Blanca Fish Repeats

ATHENS, Texas — A Lake Casa Blanca largemouth bass has made its second trip to Athens as a Budweiser ShareLunker.

March 31, 2008

TPW Commission Adopts 2008-2009 Hunting/Fishing Regulations

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, at its March 26 meeting, adopted changes to hunting and fishing regulations designed to create additional recreational opportunities while effectively managing the state’s natural resources.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Receives Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Awards

AUSTIN, Texas — A host of organizations working to save the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle recognized four Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees March 27 for playing key roles in helping to recover the turtle, which nests only in Texas and Mexico.