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Feb. 18, 2008

TPW Magazine Offers "50 Ways to Get Kids Hooked on the Outdoors"

AUSTIN, Texas — The March cover story in Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine offers 50 simple, fun ways for children and families to reconnect with the natural world. But it tracks a growing body of books and studies that reveal a serious mental, emotional, physical and educational issue: today’s kids are losing touch with nature.

Game Warden Field Notes, Feb. 18, 2008

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

Feb. 4, 2008

Free Web Service Offered to Landowners with Hunting Leases

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is inviting Texas landowners to advertise their hunting leases at no cost through a new Internet service the agency is developing called "Hunt Texas Online Connection."

McBride Named OGT Board Chairman

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin sporting goods retailer and mainstay in Texas wildlife conservation Joe McBride has been named board chairman for Operation Game Thief.

Jan. 30, 2008

TPWD Unveils Proposed Regulation Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — Expanded hunting opportunities for mule deer and pheasant in the Panhandle are among the proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations.

Jan. 22, 2008

Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 22, 2008

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

Jan. 14, 2008

Cooperative Stewardship Is Focus of TOWMA Conference Feb. 1-2

KYLE, Texas — Across Texas, a seismic shift in land ownership is transforming the landscape. Bigger ranches are giving way to ranchettes, resulting in loss of open range and fragmentation of wildlife habitat. One solution is landowners banding together for common benefits, which is the focus of the Texas Organization of Wildlife Management Associations (TOWMA) annual conference Feb. 1-2 in Kyle south of Austin.

Conservation Careers Await at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

AUSTIN, Texas — If you love the outdoors and are looking for a job where you can make a difference in conserving Texas’ natural and cultural resources, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department may have just the job you’re looking for.

Dec. 21, 2007

TPWD’s Top 10 Texas Conservation News Stories of 2007

EDITORS NOTE: In this issue of TPWD News, we forsake our usual format for the most part and provide a summary of the top news stories of 2007. Details about these topics can be found in the department’s online news archive. Please note that TPWD will not be distributing weekly news during the coming holidays. Weekly news distribution will resume on Jan. 14, 2008. Happy Holidays!

Dec. 19, 2007

Deer Poaching Probe Leads To 247 Charges Against 20 People

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas game wardens this month concluded an investigation into an illegal deer hunting ring in Southeast Texas, filing 247 criminal charges against 20 offenders.