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Jan. 26, 2004

Stay Tuned, Jan. 26, 2004

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

Jan. 20, 2004

South Texas Leads Way for Banner Hunting Season

AUSTIN, Texas — When the hunting is good in South Texas, few places in the nation can compare and hunting has been excellent this season, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists.

Scientists Discover New Species of Fish

AUSTIN, Texas — Two scientists have reported the discovery of America’s newest vertebrate species. The species, a fish, is described in the current issue of the prestigious, quarterly international journal Copeia, the official publication of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

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: