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[ Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 ] [NT]
July 26, 2004
Dove Symposia To Be Held in Three Texas Cities
AUSTIN, Texas-Hunters and landowners can learn the best ways to set up a dove field and stay within baiting laws, plus hear the latest news about Texas dove research and management plans during a series of dove symposia scheduled in three Texas cities in August.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is co-sponsoring the two-day workshops with the Texas Cooperative Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Wildlife Association, Houston Chapter of Dove Sportsmen's Society and Texas A&M University's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
Attendees will get first-hand information from TPWD's law enforcement director, Col. James M. Stinebaugh, about staying legal with dove baiting regulations. Stinebaugh is also a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent with years of law enforcement experience working dove fields.
Also on the agenda will be presentations geared toward managing habitat for dove, understanding liability issues, effective marketing techniques and the economics of dove hunting in Texas.
Some of the state's premier biologists, academicians and researchers will provide insight into dove ecology, share findings from the latest dove research projects and discuss the future of dove hunting. Among the notable presenters will be Ron George, TPWD Wildlife Division's deputy director, and Nova Silvy, regents professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Texas A&M University. George is a leading authority on upland bird ecology with more than 30 years of experience as a wildlife researcher and biologist. Silvy is considered the nation's leading authority on the Attwater's prairie chicken and last year's recipient of The Wildlife Society's Aldo Leopold Award.
The following is a list of dates and cities in which the symposia will occur:
--Wichita Falls -- Aug. 12-13
--Coleman -- Aug. 19-20
--Uvalde -- Aug. 26-27
The cost for registration before Aug. 1 is $40, and $60 thereafter.
For more information and to register, visit the Web (http://www.peopleware.net/1542).