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March 3, 2004

Public Meetings To Seek Input on Hunting, Fishing Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas – Hoping to gain public comment on a variety of issues ranging from a temporary deferral hunter education requirements to changes in fishing licenses, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of 19 public hearings throughout the state during the month of March.

March 1, 2004

Blind and Out-of-State Categories Added for ‘04 Birding Classic

AUSTIN, Texas – Fresh elements for the Great Texas Birding Classic this April 17-25 include what is believed to be the world’s first birding competition for blind and visually impaired participants and another new competition category for out-of-state competitors.

Pursuit Ends in Seizure of Nearly 2,500 Pounds of Pot

MARFA, Texas – Brewster County Game Warden Ray Spears was on patrol recently in Presidio County when he observed what appeared to be a spotlight out in a pasture at a ranch coming from a Ford Excursion. When he saw the vehicle leave the pasture and take off on Highway 90, he attempted to stop the vehicle, and the chase was on.

Noted Author, Fighter Pilots To Speak About Flying Tigers

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — Those interested in World War II and aviation will have an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from three men who made history while flying in the China-Burma-India Campaign.

TPWD Calendar

The following meetings may be of interest to the public.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, March 1, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, March 1, 2004

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

Feb. 23, 2004

Kids Fishing Clinics, Contests on Tap at Texas State Parks This Spring

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Parks' yearlong Family Fishing Celebration shifts into high gear this spring and summer with how-to clinics, contests and events at a number of state parks designed to help families get outdoors and enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes.

Digital Photo Workshop Scheduled at Big Bend Ranch State Park

PRESIDIO, Texas — Big Bend Ranch State Park has scheduled a May workshop to demonstrate how a newfangled technology — digital photography — has a home on the range.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Feb. 23, 2004

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