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Jan. 20, 2004

Texas State Parks Welcoming Adventure Racers

AUSTIN, Texas — In the coming months, a handful of Texas state parks will host a fledgling sporting event — Adventure Racing — that offers a physical challenge, lessons in teamwork and yet one more excuse to enjoy the great outdoors.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 20, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, Jan. 20, 2004

Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.

Jan. 12, 2004

Four Convicted in Trumpeter Swan Shooting Case

LUBBOCK, Texas — When Game Wardens Mark Collins and Jay Oyler drove to 10 Texas cities in eight days and interviewed 51 people, driving a total of 2,802 miles, they didn’t think about the fact that poaching cases like this one are rarely solved.

TPWD Awards More Than $400,000 Worth of Outreach Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Sixteen organizations across Texas plan to introduce children around the state to camping, fishing, and conservation through the Community Outdoor Outreach Program grant program.

50th Game Warden Cadet Class Starts

AUSTIN, Texas — The 50th Game Warden Cadet class started on Jan. 1 and cadets this round come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Meanwhile, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division is working to recruit even more Spanish-speaking wardens for another class slated to start in the fall.

TPWD Implements New Marine Dealer/Boat Registration Rules

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has begun implementing new Marine Dealer and Boat Registration rules in order to comply with House Bill 2926, passed during the recent legislative session. Some of the new rules address the following issues:

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshops Set for 2004

AUSTIN, Texas — Sharon Fahlberg and her twin sister have always loved the outdoors. "My parents took us camping when we were 6 months old," she said. "I think we have old pictures of diapers spread across clotheslines."

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas — Each year Texans have a chance to nominate their favorite fishing icon for consideration as an inductee to the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations are now being accepted and will be until Feb. 20.

2004 Texas Big Game Awards College Scholarships Now Available

SAN ANTONIO — Applications for the 4th Annual Texas Big Game Awards’ $20,000 Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program are now available. The $500 scholarships sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores will be available for the 2004-05 school year.