Devils River Advocates, Monahans Sandhills & the DNA Dude
The Devils River valley is about as wild as you can get in Texas. But there are threats to this natural place, and that's got those passionate admirers worried. Sliding down dunes is just some of the fun in the sun at the unique landscape of Monahans Sandhills State Park. Fisheries science requires a lot of complex knowledge and instruments. Dijar Lutz-Carillo knows how to pull it all together.
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March 24–30, 2019
Fort Parker, Aiming Safe & Moving Bees
Located along the Navasota River, Fort Parker State Park offers a tranquil setting for camping, hiking, biking and fishing. And there is some history there, too. When hunting in a group, each hunter has a safe zone of fire. Find out where that safe zone is, and why it's so important. Watch a bee specialist relocate a hive of honey bees, giving them a safe new home where they can keep on buzzing.
March 31–April 6, 2019
Chimney Swifts, Paddlefish Progress & Tree Stand Safety
Meet a husband and wife team that's spent half of their lives working to save the Chimney Swift. When paddlefish were stocked in Caddo Lake in 2014, it was truly an experiment. No one could be certain the fish would survive or stay put, but years later it seems they have done both. Learn to prevent the number one cause of hunting injury: falls from tree stands.
April 7–13, 2019
Kraken Diving, Paddling Trails & Muzzle Control
Just months after sending the cargo ship Kraken to the floor of the gulf, biologists check out one of the Gulf Coast's largest artificial reefs. There are new paddling trails popping up all over Texas. Grab a canoe and check out some of the state's best river trips. Firearm safety requires you to know where the muzzle is pointed at all times. Follow these basic rules for a safe, fun, hunting trip.
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.