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Feb. 2, 2004

Stay Tuned, Feb. 2, 2004

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

Jan. 29, 2004

Fish Kill Near Lake Texoma Tied to Golden Alga

AUSTIN, Texas — State biologists from Oklahoma and Texas investigating a fish kill near the Red River upstream of Lake Texoma believe golden alga found in water samples taken from the area was to blame. While the presence of the naturally occurring toxin near this major reservoir for the first time is cause for concern, officials see it as a minor isolated fish kill.

Jan. 28, 2004

Freshwater Fishing Stamp Raises Need To Revamp Licenses

This release has been updated. Read the latest release dated Feb. 2, 2004.

Jan. 26, 2004

New Rod-and-Reel Record Blue Catfish at TFFC

ATHENS, Texas – The 121-pound ‘cat’ is now out of the bag. Cody Mullennix of Howe caught a new rod and reel record blue catfish from Lake Texoma on Jan. 16. The leviathan weighed 121 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 58 inches in length, shattering the previous Texas rod and reel record of 100 pounds also caught from Lake Texoma in 2000. Mullennix was fishing from the bank with a surf rod and 20-pound test line using 3-inch shad for bait when he caught the giant fish.

TPWD Preparing for Third Crab Trap Cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas – Hoping to add to the pile of almost 12,000 lost and abandoned crab traps hauled from Texas bays during the last two years, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are gearing up for another round of cleanups, this time on Feb. 20-29.

Texas Big Game Awards Honor Lifetime License Winner

SAN ANTONIO — For more than 12 years, the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA), a partnership of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), have recognized the contributions that landowners, land managers and responsible hunters make to managing and conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat on Texas’ private lands.

TPWD Calendar

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

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 26, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, Jan. 26, 2004

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

Jan. 20, 2004

South Texas Leads Way for Banner Hunting Season

AUSTIN, Texas — When the hunting is good in South Texas, few places in the nation can compare and hunting has been excellent this season, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists.