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Nov. 1, 2004

TPWD Calendar

The following meetings may be of interest to the public. Check the master calendar for all TPWD events.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Nov. 1, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, Nov. 1, 2004

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

Oct. 27, 2004

Youth Hunting Weekend Set for Oct. 30-31

AUSTIN, Texas — Passing the hunting tradition through the generations and providing opportunities for young hunters this fall are the goals of special youth-only seasons. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sets aside the special seasons for white-tailed deer, Rio Grande turkey and waterfowl on October 30-31, before the general hunting seasons, to encourage adults to share the hunting experience with the next generation of hunters.

Oct. 18, 2004

Texas Deer Season Shaping Up To Be Best in Years

AUSTIN, Texas – With more than 83 million acres of available deer range, there is plenty of opportunity for Texas white-tailed deer to roam. And with so much of that country in ideal condition, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists suggest hunters may have to cover more ground than they are accustomed to in order to be successful this fall.

Foundation Recommends Jasper County for New Hatchery

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation board has voted to recommend acceptance of the Jasper County bid to host a new East Texas freshwater fish hatchery for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The TPW Commission must still approve the foundation recommendation at the commission’s Nov. 3 meeting.

Hunter Education Classes Filling Up, Deferral an Option

AUSTIN, Texas – Despite offering 4,400 hunter education courses throughout the year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department understands there are some who will still wait until the last minute before hunting season to get certified. This fall, those procrastinators need not panic.

First Saltwater Elite Angler Award Winner Named

HOUSTON –Deer Park resident Kenneth Thyssen has been awarded the first Saltwater Elite Angler Award for catching a King Mackerel, Southern Flounder, Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout and Sheepshead.

17th National Trails Symposium Comes to Austin Oct. 21-24

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas trails have evolved throughout the centuries from woodland traces blazed by Native Americans following wild game to a system of 500 designated trailways throughout the state catering to hikers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, paddlers and motorized trail enthusiasts.

Welder Wildlife Foundation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

SINTON, Texas – A uniquely Texan, private wildlife research and conservation institution commemorated its 50th year this month with an anniversary celebration on Oct. 16.