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May 24, 2004

Birding Classic Winners Award Conservation Prizes

AUSTIN, Texas — A total of $51,000 in 2004 Great Texas Birding Classic prize money has been awarded to seven bird habitat conservation projects on the Texas coast. As in the past, winning teams got the honor of deciding how prize dollars will be spent, choosing from a menu of possible projects. Funds will help acquire, restore or enhance wetlands and other critical habitat to provide islands of green for neotropical migrant songbirds and other wildlife.

This Big Fish Story Is For Real

ATHENS, Texas — Call something a "big fish story" and everyone knows immediately it’s a tall tale.

New State Record Bighorn Shows Conservation Success

AUSTIN, Texas — In just six years, Texas’ desert bighorn sheep population has doubled in size to about 600 animals, surpassing historic numbers from the early 1900s. This successful conservation initiative is also paying dividends for those who’ve paid to make it happen.

Saltwater Anglers Asked To Share Attitudes About Fishing

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for understanding not only the biology of coastal fisheries systems, but also the social and economic impacts on the resource as well.

Aquatic Life on the Line With Monofilament Recycling

AUSTIN, Texas — Snagging that monofilament fishing line on the submerged tire or seaweed is annoying at the very least, but it can also be deadly to the birds and aquatic animals that might get entangled in the line. A new recycling program aims to help clean up Texas shores of unsightly fishing line snarls and everyone can help.

Nature Photography Exhibit, Digital Photo Workshop Featured at TFFC

ATHENS, Texas — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will host a traveling photo exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. from June 5 through July 20.

Stay Tuned, May 24, 2004

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May 17, 2004

Outstanding Landowners Recognized for Stewardship

AUSTIN, Texas — These days, few private landowners can afford to focus their operations on one thing, such as cattle ranching, agricultural crops or even hunting. To be successful requires a combination of management practices. But in spite of the challenges, many owners of rural land continue to safeguard the wildlife, fields, forests and waters of Texas, even though many urban residents may not know it.

Official State Fishing Map Is First for Texas

ATHENS, Texas — A new official Texas freshwater fishing map available May 24 will promote family fishing and benefit the construction fund for a new education building at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.

TPWD Seeks Outside Review of Science Practices

AUSTIN, Texas — This month, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department began a voluntary review of its scientific methods by three separate outside groups. The focus is not the agency’s management or policy decisions, but the science upon which those decisions are based.