TPW Television 2019-2020 Season

Park Arts, Boardwalk Birds, Pronghorn Puzzle

Program 2801 - October 13-19, 2019, and April 12-18, 2020

Park Arts, Boardwalk Birds, Pronghorn Puzzle

The beauty of a natural place takes on fresh dimension and draws different crowds when arts activities like sculpture, painting and photography are paired with parks. Hurricane Harvey wiped out one of the best birding boardwalks on the coast. But the...

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The beauty of a natural place takes on fresh dimension and draws some different crowds when arts activities like sculpture, painting and photography, are paired with parks.

Hurricane Harvey wiped out one of the best birding boardwalks on the coast. It's now back in business. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of this birding hot spot!

Firearm safety requires you to know where the muzzle is pointed at all times. Follow these basic safety rules for a safe, fun, enjoyable hunting trip.

Something is amiss with pronghorn antelope populations on the Marfa Plateau, but a coalition of landowners, biologists, and concerned citizens is on the case. Find out what is being done to bolster dwindling pronghorn numbers while researchers investigate possible reasons for the sudden decline.

Southeast of San Antonio is a restored prairie full of flowers. It's on the Kirchoff Family Farm.

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Caddo Camping, Killam Wildlife, Shrimping Family

Program 2802 - October 20-26, 2019, and April 19-25, 2020

Caddo Camping, Killam Wildlife, Shrimping Family

Caddo Lake State Park is the ideal gateway to exploring the history and mystery of swampy Caddo Lake. The Killam Duval County Ranch is a real working ranch that is making its own way through cattle ranching and hunting leases. Five generations of the...

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Straddling the Texas-Louisiana border, swampy Caddo Lake in Northeast Texas has an unusual history and an enduring air of mystery. And Caddo Lake State Park is the ideal gateway to exploring the fascinating lake.

Thoughtfully managed and cared for, the Killam Duval County Ranch is a real working ranch that is successfully making its own way through cattle ranching and hunting leases. At 125,000 acres, on a scale much larger than most ranches, they have implemented planned grazing and strategic brush management resulting in habitat that is now thriving for both wildlife and cattle.

One of the top hunting violations in the state of Texas is no proof of hunter education. Learn the requirements to be complaint and to keep your hunt safe and enjoyable.

Shrimping is and has always been a way of life for the Stringo family. Five generations of Stringos have shrimped the Gulf and Bays of Texas. But times are tough, and while most of the family have given up, there is one Stringo still on the water.

Watch some bees and butterflies flit around some wildflowers in super-slow motion.

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Good Dog, Coastal Birds, Invading Plants

Program 2803 - October 27-November 2, 2019, and April 26-May 2, 2020

Good Dog, Coastal Birds, Invading Plants

Witness the best of the best hunting dogs in action as they compete at the Master National retriever competition. The sounds of the waves, the peeps of a shorebird and a breeze in your face, birding at the beach is all this and more. Just because...

 

Witness the best of the best hunting dogs in action as they compete at the Master National retriever competition. Learn what it takes to breed and train a top-level hunting dog.

The sounds of the waves, a breeze in your face, and the peeps of a scurrying shorebird, you are birding at the beach and you didn't even know it. We visit a couple prime birding hot spots along the coast and we'll let you know where they are.

Just because it's pretty, doesn't mean it's good. Some common landscape plants are escaping our yards and causing problems for native plants and wildlife. Find out how to fight the invasion and grow “green” in more ways than one.

A fall flight above the changing colors of the Texas Hill Country.

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Gargantuan Gar, Quail Research, A Big Bass

Program 2804 - November 3- 9, 2019, and May 3- 9, 2020

Gargantuan Gar, Quail Research, A Big Bass

Alligator gar are among the largest freshwater fish in Texas lakes and rivers. New research is revealing more information about the gargantuan gar. Visit the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, a place dedicated to studying all things quail. Ethel was...

 

Alligator gar are among the largest freshwater fish lurking in Texas lakes and rivers. But because gar have not traditionally been seen as sport fish, much about them has remained a mystery. That is beginning to change, however, as anglers seek them out. New research is revealing more information about the gargantuan gar, and these misunderstood monsters of the deep are starting to get some respect.

Quail are the most imperiled game bird in Texas. Their survival means the survival of small towns like Roby, Texas, which depends on hunting dollars. That's the mission of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch; a place dedicated to study every factor that impacts quail abundance, which in turn, helps all grassland songbirds.

When hunting in a group, each hunter has a safe zone of fire. Find out how to determine where that safe zone is, and why it's so important.

Ethel was the very first bass in the ShareLunker Program. She became a symbol of how good management and forward thinking could drive conservation efforts to wonderful results. Over the years, millions of people have traveled to see Ethel, only a few were aware of the dramatic events behind Ethel's survival, and because of her survival, the establishment of the ShareLunker Program.

Enjoy some of the wildlife photography of writer/photographer Russell Graves.

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Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search

Program 2805 - November 10-16, 2019, and May 10-16, 2020

Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search

Avian enthusiasts in south Texas are turning their attention to a bird which researchers know little about: the Red-Crowned Parrot. Regional Interpretive Specialists teach park staff about a state park's natural and cultural resources. In 2005,...

 

Bird-enthusiasts in the Rio Grande Valley are turning their attention to a bird with a strong personality about which researchers know very little: the Red-Crowned Parrot. Threatened by habitat loss and the pet trade, the Red-Crowned Parrot has moved to the cities of south Texas, while researchers and volunteers are just now learning the basics about this quirky bird.

Teaching the teachers is the focus of the Regional Interpretive Specialists Team. They help to educate the public who visit Texas State Parks by teaching the staff at the parks about the park's natural, historical and cultural resources.

In 2005 news of the extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker being found in the woods of Arkansas electrified the birding community. Now a team is searching for the elusive Ivory Billed here in Texas. We followed the Texas team for six months as they explore the bird's historic range, The Big Thicket National Preserve in East Texas. From using state of the art technology to good ole foot power, see what it takes to try and find a bird that hasn't been seen in 60 years.

Take in the sights and sounds of the abundant wildlife on the Killam Duval County Ranch.

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