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April 19, 2004

Park Staff Helps Save Life After Lightning Strike

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — On Saturday, April 10 a storm had arrived in the area, and Huntsville State Park boathouse supervisor Jessica Rosalez radioed her bosses that she had just seen a man get struck by lightning under a pine tree in a public use area behind the boathouse.

New Angler Awards To Recognize Fishing Elite

AUSTIN, Texas — Catching a big fish can be just as much a matter of luck as skill. But it takes more than luck to catch several different big fish.

South Padre World Birding Center Offers Deep Sea Trips

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Offshore here, the shallow continental shelf gives way to deep water and there are sights and sounds few nature lovers have a chance to experience.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, April 19, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, April 19, 2004

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

April 12, 2004

New Options, Incentives Available for Deer Management

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted new options and incentives for private landowners who actively practice white-tailed deer management, including the elimination of "double tagging" and an extension of hunting seasons.

Commission Adopts Fishing License Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — Beginning this fall, Texas anglers will have to pick the fishing license that matches their fishing preference: freshwater, saltwater or both.

Dove Zone Shift Tops List of Migratory Bird Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas — Additional white-winged dove hunting opportunity near San Antonio and a proactive alternative to restrictive "seasons within a season" on certain duck species top the list of possible changes to this year’s Texas migratory game bird hunting regulations. The proposals were announced here April 7 in a briefing of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s Regulations Committee.

Eastern Turkey Season Extension Approved

AUSTIN, Texas — Turkey hunters in East Texas will be able to spend more time in the woods trying to outsmart a wary gobbler beginning in the Spring of 2005, thanks to hunting season changes passed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Texas To Implement First-Ever Hunter Education Deferral

AUSTIN, Texas — Taking a practical and innovative step in making hunting more accessible, especially to adults new to the activity, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a new plan that would defer hunter education certification requirements for as much as one year under certain circumstances.