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Oct. 4, 2004

Wildlife Management Areas Offer Prime Quail Hunting

AUSTIN, Texas — If access to a good place to hunt is the only thing keeping you from experiencing what wildlife biologists suggest will be the best quail hunting season in years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has some excellent opportunities for hunters.

’Splash’ Lives Up To Name

ATHENS, Texas — When Cody Mullennix pulled the new world record blue catfish from Lake Texoma in January 2004, she threshed around in the water so much he dubbed her "Splash."

Historic Fulton Mansion Closing for Interior Painting

FULTON, Texas — Fulton Mansion State Historic Site will be closed to the public from Oct. 4 through Nov. 2 so the first floor can receive a fresh coat of paint just in time for the holidays.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Oct. 4, 2004

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

TPWD Calendar

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

Stay Tuned, Oct. 4, 2004

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

Sept. 27, 2004

TPWD Predicting Another Banner Year for Quail Hunting

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has documented quail population trends since 1978 and long-term patterns reflect a history of "boom and bust" cycles for Texas quail. Veteran biologists and quail aficionados point to 1982 as "The Year of the Quail" in Texas, but now they are saying 2004 may be the new benchmark.

Donations, Surcharge Bolster Shrimp License Buyback Program

AUSTIN, Texas — Thanks to recent financial boosts to a voluntary license buyback effort, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is well on its way to achieving the objectives of the state’s commercial shrimping limited entry program, not the least of which is to ensure the long term health of Texas bays and estuaries.

Rains Bode Well for Budweiser ShareLunker Program

ATHENS, Texas — Just as April showers bring May flowers, summer rains may produce lots of big bass, come winter.

Texas State Parks Offer Interesting Halloween Alternatives

AUSTIN, Texas — Some Texas state parks this year will take advantage of Halloween falling on a Sunday just few days after the Oct. 28 full moon by offering a variety of "tricks and treats" for families in the great outdoors.