Hunting Dove, Hiking Dogs & Birding Hotspots
Meet an Austin man who took up hunting and fishing as an adult and is determined to pass along these traditions to his sons. Take a dog hike at Franklin Mountains State Park and learn how to keep your canine companion comfortable on the trail. Birding hotspots are not always where you might expect them to be. See the sights, hear the sounds, and smell the smells of a “marginal” nature haven.
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September 1- 7, 2019
City Camping, Water Safari & Caddo Rain
Armed with a smartphone and a savvy for social media, one Austin urbanite's outdoor experience might be a little different than his grandfather's, but it works. The Texas Water Safari is billed as the World's Toughest Canoe Race. Follow two teams to see if they can complete the 260-mile race from San Marcos to Seadrift. Relax on a rainy day at Caddo Lake.
September 8-14, 2019
Blanco Restoration, Helicopter Heroes & a Mentored Hunt
Biologists are working with landowners along the flood ravaged Blanco River to help re-establish trees and grasses that are more resilient to the effects of flooding. Texas Game Warden helicopter crews helped rescue hundreds of people from the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey. For adults interested in taking up hunting, “mentored hunts” give grownups a taste of the outdoors from field to table.
September 15–21, 2019
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.
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.