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Feb. 17, 2004

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, TPWD Conduct Waterfowl Enforcement

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) special agents and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens worked cooperatively to address waterfowl hunting violations in Colorado, Wharton and Calhoun counties during the regular 2003 and 2004 waterfowl seasons.

TPWD Employee Recalls Lost History with ‘Buffalo Soldiers’

AUSTIN, Texas – The gray warehouse is easily overlooked in between the industrial buildings just outside of downtown Austin. Only a tiny Texas Parks and Wildlife Department seal on the glass door hints at the library of artifacts inside.

Free Two-day Celebration at Washington-on-the-Brazos

WASHINGTON, Texas — The 168th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence will be celebrated Feb. 28-29 at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site during the annual Texas Independence Day Celebration.

Stay Tuned, Feb. 17, 2004

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Feb. 9, 2004

South Texas, Mid Coast Hunters Got the Ducks

AUSTIN, Texas – Just as Panhandle waterfowlers were blessed last year with prime hunting, this year’s hotspots shifted to the other end of the state, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reports.

Land and Water Plan Shows Texas Conservation Priorities

AUSTIN, Texas – Imagine a plan that lays out where Texas needs to be in 10 years regarding land and water conservation and recreation—that means everything from providing great hunting, fishing and birding to protecting the resources that make those activities possible.

Mentoring Program Assists New Hunter Ed Instructors

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has a national reputation for making access to hunter education convenient and plentiful with more than 4,400 courses offered across the state and at least one in all 254 counties each year.

Proposal Would Exempt New Hunters From Education

AUSTIN, Texas – If you’ve ever had to turn down an invite to go hunting because you didn’t have time to take a hunter education course or if someone you’ve asked to go hunting has had to back out for the same reason, there may soon be a solution.

Heart of Texas-West Wildlife Trail Map Available

AUSTIN, Texas — Nature tourists seeking the best spots in south and central Texas to see wildflowers, birds, bats, butterflies and other natural wonders this spring may want to pick up the companion Heart of Texas Wildlife Trail maps to guide them to prime viewing locations along the trail’s eastern and western branches.

2004 Texas Big Game Awards College Scholarships Now Available

SAN ANTONIO - Applications for the 4th annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program are now available. The $500 scholarships sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores will be available for the 2004-05 school year. Any entering college freshman (graduating high school senior), or entering college sophomore or entering college junior pursuing any field of study is eligible to apply for one of the more than 30 available scholarships.