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December 17-23, 2017
Bird Man, Fishing Support & Powderhorn Legacy
Cliff Shackelford's lifelong love of birds led him to career in conservation. Cliff is truly Texas's Bird Man. Gulf States Toyota has been honored for their commitment to promoting bass fishing for youth and families. The expansive Powderhorn Ranch is the largest undisturbed tract of land on the Texas coast, and will one day be a state park and wildlife management area.
December 24-30, 2017
Mule Deer, Game Warden Aid & Wild Wings
A large scale research project is looking into how agriculture may affect mule deer movements and survival in the Texas Panhandle. A “crisis first aid” team provides counseling to game warden officers and first responders in need of support. The owners of the Wild Wings Ranch have turned what was once an overgrazed scrub land into a haven for all kinds of wildlife, especially quail.
December 31, 2017-January 6, 2018
Nesting Shrikes, Beautiful Butterflies & Outdoor Families
The Loggerhead Shrike is a songbird with a raptor's habits. Some Shrikes have found a nice nesting place in a busy central Texas park. Butterflies bring beauty and business to Texas each year. Are we being good hosts? Texas Outdoor Family was created to help those with very little experience in nature to find the joys of the outdoors “with no experience necessary.”
The Texas Parks & Wildlife series on PBS is made possible in part by a grant from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.