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Sept. 27, 2004

Licensed Hunters Have Shots at Free Bighorn Sheep Hunts

AUSTIN, Texas — Without the support of Texas sportsmen through their purchase of hunting licenses, one of the state’s premier wildlife restoration efforts could not have happened. As a way of saying, "thanks for helping" the recovery of the desert bighorn sheep, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is giving away two prized guided permit hunts in a drawing among hunters who purchase their license on or before Oct. 17.

Sept. 20, 2004

Texas Kids Headed to Parks and Wildlife Expo

AUSTIN, Texas — Hundreds of young people from cities across Texas will board buses for the 13th annual Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo here on Oct. 2-3.

New ’Science by The Horns’ Program Serves Austin Schools

AUSTIN, Texas — Starting this fall, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is partnering with the University of Texas College of Natural Sciences to enhance science education in Austin Independent School District elementary schools. The program is called "Science by the Horns," and reaches students through professional development and resources from TPWD.

Funding Available For Coastal Habitat Restoration

AUSTIN, Texas — For the fourth year in a row, a regional partnership between the Gulf Ecological Management Sites (GEMS) Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Community-Based Restoration Program is inviting preproposals for habitat restoration projects.

Stay Tuned, Sept. 20, 2004

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International Pilot Program To Fight Salt Cedar

PRESIDIO, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is teaming up with the Rio Grande Institute, the National Park Service, and Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas in Mexico to help control a nemesis of the Rio Grande.

Sept. 14, 2004

South Zone, High Plains Hunters Get Early Crack at Ducks

AUSTIN, Texas — Ardent Texas waterfowlers who gladly shrug off the bugs, the heat and the humidity that come with September teal hunting, particularly in the South Zone, have more reason to get excited this year with an early opening split of the regular duck season.

Sept. 13, 2004

Texas Big Time Hunts Offer Premier Opportunities

AUSTIN, Texas — The Lone Star State boasts some of the finest hunting anywhere in the country, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters a chance to experience the best of the best.

Youth Essay Contest Again Seeks Horned Toad Memories

AUSTIN, Texas — What one species can bring the old and young together, evoke sympathy and superstition, illustrate changing ecologies and economies, and teach lessons in biology, social studies, history, and composition? The answer is Texas’ official state reptile, the Texas Horned Lizard. For another year, Texas’ most beloved lizard is the focus of an essay contest called Hometown Horned Toads.

Adventures of the Game Warden Cadet Class of 2004

AUSTIN, Texas — This year’s game warden cadet class has fanned out across Texas since June and is encountering the tragic, the triumphant and the twisted.