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March 14, 2005

Endangered Species Conservation Funds Available

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking proposals through April 16 from universities, cities and counties, private conservation groups and others interested in acquiring land or conducting conservation planning for endangered species.

Scientists Offer Tips for Dealing With Bats

AUSTIN, Texas – Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats are returning to Texas from their winter homes in Mexico, and while research is revealing an increasing number of bat benefits, scientists say there are some common-sense steps schools, businesses and homeowners can take to coexist peacefully with bat visitors.

Fly Fish Texas Draws Crowd to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—With hundreds of fly-fish enthusiasts filling the air with lines and lures March 5 as they cast for rainbow trout, one had to walk carefully around the grounds of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

Actors and Audience Re-Create Texas Convention of 1836

AUSTIN, Texas – Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is known as the birthplace of Texas for good reason – on this ground in 1836, 59 men signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, wrote the first constitution for the Republic of Texas, and organized Texas’ first workable government. On April 2 and 16, this historic site will host a play that re-enacts the events that took place at the Convention of 1836, arguably the turning point in the Texas Revolution.

March 7, 2005

New Guide Makes Visiting Texas State Parks a Snap

AUSTIN, Texas — An expanded version of the Texas State Park Guide is now available that provides detailed information about more than 120 of the state’s natural and cultural treasures – from well-known landmarks such as Palo Duro Canyon to lesser-known jewels like Kickapoo Cavern.

Wildlife Forensic Lab Helps Nab Poachers

SAN MARCOS, Texas – It seemed like a good day for hunting: crystal blue sky, a cold front had just come through. When Game Warden Michael McCall found a deer feeder about 100 yards into the undeveloped property on Eagle Mountain Lake, he realized it might be a good day to catch poachers as well.

Stay Tuned, March 7, 2005

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TPWD Names New Law Enforcement Director

AUSTIN, Texas – Pete Flores, a 20-year veteran game warden who has worked all over the state, has been selected to lead Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s state game warden force of approximately 480 officers in the field.

Budweiser ShareLunkers Reach Dozen Mark

ATHENS, Texas — Anglers contributed two lunker largemouth bass to the Budweiser ShareLunker program over the weekend, bringing the number of fish entered into the program this season to 12.

Feb. 28, 2005

TPWD Seeking Input about Proposed Regulation Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is encouraging the public to provide input about a slate of proposed changes in hunting and fishing regulations.