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Sept. 7, 2004

Texas Parks & Wildlife Expo Offers Free Family Fun Oct. 2-3

AUSTIN, Texas — America’s largest free, family-oriented festival of the outdoors takes place here the weekend of Oct. 2-3. The 13th annual Texas Parks & Wildlife Expo will allow tens of thousands of visitors to try fishing, shooting, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and more, all at no cost.

Texas Big Game Awards Has New Deadline for 2004-05 Season

SAN ANTONIO — For more than 13 years, the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA), a partnership of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Wildlife Association, has been the leader in recognizing the contributions that landowners, land managers and responsible hunters make to managing and conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat on Texas’ private lands.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Sept. 7, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, Sept. 7, 2004

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

Aug. 30, 2004

TPWD To Retain Saltwater Stamp Surcharge

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas saltwater anglers will continue to help fund a program designed to reduce commercial fishing effort in the bays through a $3 surcharge on the Saltwater Sportfishing Stamp fee, following action taken by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Commission.

Texas Finalizes Cormorant Control Permit

AUSTIN, Texas — Local areas in Texas besieged by the double-crested cormorant, a federally-protected bird more commonly referred to as the water turkey, can get depredation relief under a new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department control permit program.

Texas Game Wardens Top 10 Check-List for Hunters

AUSTIN, Texas — With the beginning of hunting season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens would like to remind hunters to have fun, be safe and BE LEGAL.

TPW Commission Awards $12.5 Million in Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $12,477,119 in grants Aug. 26 to build or improve local parks, regional parks, small community parks, recreational trails and target ranges across the state.

Proposal Would Protect Seagrass, Fisheries in Redfish Bay

ROCKPORT, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public input on a proposal to create mandatory "propeller up" zones for motorboats in parts of Redfish Bay where biologists have been testing voluntary zones since 2000. The proposal is part of a continuing effort to find the most effective means of protecting sensitive seagrass in areas of high boat traffic.

Reward Offered in Fort Griffin Burglary

ALBANY, Texas — Out West, where frontier-era scofflaws like Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid once flaunted the law in the late 1800s, some things never change.