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Sept. 27, 2004

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.

Outdoor Photo Exhibit Featured at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas — Some of the best outdoor photographs taken during the last year will go on display Oct. 1 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

Learn About Hunting at a Fish Place

ATHENS, Texas — A fish hatchery may not seem to be a likely place to learn about hunting, but the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is no ordinary fish place.

Aug. 30, 2004

TPWD To Retain Saltwater Stamp Surcharge

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas saltwater anglers will continue to help fund a program designed to reduce commercial fishing effort in the bays through a $3 surcharge on the Saltwater Sportfishing Stamp fee, following action taken by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Commission.

Proposal Would Protect Seagrass, Fisheries in Redfish Bay

ROCKPORT, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public input on a proposal to create mandatory "propeller up" zones for motorboats in parts of Redfish Bay where biologists have been testing voluntary zones since 2000. The proposal is part of a continuing effort to find the most effective means of protecting sensitive seagrass in areas of high boat traffic.

Aug. 9, 2004

New Hunting and Fishing License Packages Go on Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN, Texas — New hunting and fishing licenses for 2004-05 will be available beginning Aug. 15, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding customers to be aware of some significant changes. All current annual hunting and fishing licenses expire on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Fishing Seminar Scheduled for Port Aransas

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Anheuser-Busch, the Coastal Conservation Association, , and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring special weekend-long events in September to help anglers enjoy and succeed in fishing shallow water.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Aug. 9, 2004

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

July 28, 2004

Public Input Sought on $3 Saltwater Fishing Surcharge

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has set a series of three public meetings in August on the Texas coast to get input on a proposal to continue charging saltwater anglers $3 for a saltwater stamp surcharge.