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March 8, 2004

3rd Annual Crab Trap Cleanup Clears More Than 3,000 Traps

AUSTIN, Texas — With the close of the third annual crab trap cleanup, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and hundreds of volunteers have removed at least 3,571 abandoned or lost traps from the Texas coast, with a few results still coming in. The number is a slight dip from last year’s total of 3,838.

Renovated Sabine Pass Battleground Re-Opening April 3

SABINE PASS, Texas — Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic Site will be celebrating its grand re-opening April 3 after nearly a year of intensive construction and face-lifts.

Agreement To Protect Rare Snake, Improve Forest Habitat

NEW ORLEANS — A new conservation agreement to protect and improve habitat for the rare Louisiana pine snake will benefit a host of other wildlife species that also live in East Texas pine forests, including game animals as well as other rare species.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, March 8, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, March 8, 2004

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

March 3, 2004

Public Meetings To Seek Input on Hunting, Fishing Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas – Hoping to gain public comment on a variety of issues ranging from a temporary deferral hunter education requirements to changes in fishing licenses, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of 19 public hearings throughout the state during the month of March.

March 1, 2004

Blind and Out-of-State Categories Added for ‘04 Birding Classic

AUSTIN, Texas – Fresh elements for the Great Texas Birding Classic this April 17-25 include what is believed to be the world’s first birding competition for blind and visually impaired participants and another new competition category for out-of-state competitors.

Pursuit Ends in Seizure of Nearly 2,500 Pounds of Pot

MARFA, Texas – Brewster County Game Warden Ray Spears was on patrol recently in Presidio County when he observed what appeared to be a spotlight out in a pasture at a ranch coming from a Ford Excursion. When he saw the vehicle leave the pasture and take off on Highway 90, he attempted to stop the vehicle, and the chase was on.

Noted Author, Fighter Pilots To Speak About Flying Tigers

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — Those interested in World War II and aviation will have an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from three men who made history while flying in the China-Burma-India Campaign.

TPWD Calendar

The following meetings may be of interest to the public.