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September marks the opening of dove season bringing more than $300 million dollars to the state’s economy. Biologists say dove numbers have increased over last year which is good news for both veteran hunters and those who are new to the sport. A new app is now available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app Texas Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters they need game bird conservation stamps to hunt dove, waterfowl, turkey and quail and to check the local regulations where they will be hunting.
The hunting season is here and there’s a way hunters can win the chance of a lifetime all while helping wildlife conservation and public hunting programs. Texas Parks and Wildlife has the story of one lucky winner from San Antonio.For more information on Big Time Texas Hunts, check the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at tpwd.texas.gov/bigtimehunts or call 1-800-895-4248. Entries can be bought for $10 each at retailers that sell hunting licenses or by phone. On-line entries are only $9.
Learn how to properly and safely store your hunting firearms in the home. A gun safe is a good idea, especially if you have kids in the house.
Enter your chance to win 8 premium hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and prime wildlife management areas in Texas. Proceeds from the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and public hunting. To enter, go to http://bit.ly/bighunts
Feral hogs are running wild across Texas, at great cost to farmers, ranchers, and native wildlife. Hunters are helping, but science may prove critical to controlling the invasion on a broader scale. For more information on feral hogs and feral hog control, visit: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/nuisance/feral_hogs/
Texas Parks and Wildlife Television heads to Bay City, Texas for a weekend goose hunt with the ladies. For some it's a first time experience, and for others it's a weekend break from the family. No matter the reason, if you get a group of ladies together with some guns and geese... it's going to be a blast. For information on hunting, including how to get started, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/. Also check out our Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bow/
Texas Parks and Wildlife hosts an all women's goose hunt near Bay City, Texas. For information on hunting, including how to get started, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/. Also check out our Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bow/
Basic instructional video covering the three types of devices used to call turkeys, demonstration of their use and different types of calls that can be made with them.
Turkey Hunting; Playing the Turkey Game Hunting turkey in Texas can be like a game of chess; it's all about making the right moves. Follow along as a group of hunters gets out-smarted by these elusive gobblers again and again. The hunt takes place in McMullen County, about an hour south of San Antonio. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Those camo-clad kids spotted around the state represent the future of hunting and conservation in Texas. But the cost of hunting has increased dramatically as access to land has become limited. We'll profile a group of volunteers addressing this decline in hunting opportunities, as they search for innovative ways to introduce young people to this sport. To learn more about youth hunting opportunities in Texas, visit http://texasyouthhunting.com/ or http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/youth_hunting/. This segment can be seen on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series on PBS. See what's on our program this week: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/. For a list of stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml.
Hank Shaw, author of "Hunt, Gather, Cook" and blogger Holly Heyser describe how local food proponents are turning to hunting, fishing and foraging for fresh, natural food. Find hunting and fishing resources in Texas at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
The drought has taken a toll on all Texas wildlife but among the hardest hit is the bobwhite quail. Biologists say loss of native grassland habitat is the leading cause for the ongoing decline of the popular game bird but the drought is intensifying the problem. The quail quandary has a broader relevance because that same grassland habitat quail depend on is also important for dozens of other wildlife species and it can also affect water quality and quality for people. More on Texas wildlife at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/
The Big Time Texas Hunts drawing offers 7 premium hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and prime wildlife management areas in the state http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/bigtimehunts. All proceeds from Big Time Texas Hunts go to support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and hunting on both public and private lands.
An Austin foodie explores hunting for the first time as the ultimate way to eat local food. For more on hunting in Texas, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/. Follow Marshall's blog at http://www.eatthislens.com/
Learn how to judge which bucks are legal harvest according to their antlers. Hunting info. at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
(Produced 2006) Bobwhite Quail populations have dwindled across the Southeastern United States, but what will become of quail in Texas? Here and elsewhere, it is a question of habitat. The tradition of quail hunting may be the answer, giving landowners good reason to create and preserve quail habitat for the future. Learn how Texas Parks and Wildlife is working with farmers, ranchers, and other partners to ensure the call of the Bobwhite will always be heard in Texas.
Every hunter in TX (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Here's what to expect. Find courses near you at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/hunter_education/
Kids near Houston go duck hunting for the 1st time on a special youth hunt. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
One man who had lost everything in Hurricane Ike bought one chance at the hunt of a lifetime...and won. Try your luck at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/bigtimehunts
Finding a place to hunt is getting increasingly difficult for many Texas hunters. A father-daughter dove hunting family from Houston has found the perfect solution, the Annual Public Hunting Permit, which allows them access to over 1 million acres of land across the state. For more information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/public/
Join a father and daughter as they go squirrel hunting at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area and discover that time spent together in the woods is time well spent. Hunting info. at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
[cc] Hunting with a good dog is like dancing with a great partner. See how different breeds have special skills to help hunters find their quarry and minimize waste in the field.
Hear from the 2007 Big Time Texas Hunt Grand Slam winner. Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters the chance to win one of seven exclusive hunting trips on some of the finest private ranches and prime wildlife management areas in Texas. The cost for an online entry to win any of these hunts is only $9 per entry! Entry fees directly benefit wildlife conservation and hunting in Texas. For more information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/btth
Examples of common safety mistakes made by some hunters. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
Emphasizes the importance of hearing and eye protection when using firearms. More on Texas hunting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/
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