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April 12, 2004
Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.
Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories is broadcast on about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of April 12-16, they’re digging up the past at one state historic site. Plus the opportunity to become a Texas game warden is attracting a diversity of people with some very interesting backgrounds.
For more information, visit the Web (http://www.passporttotexas.org/).
TPWD provides video news reports that run in newscasts on numerous Texas stations, as well as on cable and satellite outlets around the nation. This month’s stories include: Spring turkey season is here and with it come many hunters from both in and out of state to try their luck at bagging one of these creatures; the Great Texas Birding Classic brings bird watchers from all over the country to compete in a week-long ’birdathon.’ This year, however, some contestants will leave their binoculars at home; this spring there are two new ways to enjoy state parks; buy a new State Parks Pass to get into the more than 120 state parks and then fish free when you get there; and once they were cargo ships during World War II, now they are home to marine life in the sea.
"Texas Parks & Wildlife" is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Stories airing the week of April 11-18; for decades biologists have been working to restore the Desert Bighorn to its native range in West Texas. See how the methods for trapping and transporting these amazing animals has changed through the years and helped make the Bighorn effort a success story; a visit to the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site near Houston; get some advice about how to transport your firearms to and from the field safely; take a trip to the Brown Ranch to see hummingbirds, hummingbirds, and more hummingbirds; watch as game warden cadets get trained for swift-water rescue in the San Marcos River; and finally, see the sights of Caddo Lake in the rain.
For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv).
Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine is always available on newsstands throughout the state and by subscription for $19.95 a year. To subscribe, call (800) 937-9393 or order online at (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).
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