Outdoor Recreation in Rolling Plains Region

 Cultural Tourism

   
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What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Show Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals (18)
There are 18 resources serving Rolling Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Cultural Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Rolling Plains Region
Ecotourism
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Tom Kartrude - Executive Director - Pasadena, TX
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
- Fort Davis, TX
Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council
- Fort Worth, TX
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Great Texas Wildlife Trails
TPWD - Austin, TX
Heart of Texas West Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Images for Conservation Fund
John F. Martin - Chairman - Edinburg, TX
Millwood Lake Guide Service
- Texarkana, TX
Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Prairies and Pineywoods West Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Rock Art Foundation
Witte Museum - San Antonio, TX
Texas Nature Challenge
Texas A&M Forest Service - College Station, TX
Texas Youth Hunting Program
Chris Mitchell - Director - San Antonio, TX
Guides and Outfitters
CB Outfitting and Guide Service
- Del Rio , TX
Hunting Lease Network
Troy Langan - Manager - Omaha, NE
Millwood Lake Guide Service
- Texarkana, TX
Oyster Bayou Hunting Club
- Anahuac, TX
Wildlife Systems, Inc
Greg Simons - San Angelo, TX

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
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Find a National Forest in the South

The Southern Region covers thirteen states--a vast area stretching from Texas on the western side, Virginia on the north, and down to Puerto Rico on the south. You'll find a wide variety of forest environments, including the only tropical forest (El Yunque) in the agency. Find a forest nearest you!

 

Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

The Ultimate Food Plot
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One of the first things that every fledgling wildlife manager learns is that nutrition is the key to attracting and keeping big bucks. The second thing they learn is how expensive it is to grow good food plots.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots: Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

Feral Hog Approved Holding Facility Guidelines in Texas
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This publication provides guidelines associated with feral hog approved holding facilities, also known as buyer stations. Approved holding facilities provide a way for landowners to earn income to offset the damage costs created by the feral hogs.& ...

 

Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan 2013
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The 77th Legislature directed the Department to develop a comprehensive and strategic document known as the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Land & Water Plan).

 

South Texas, the "Last Great Habitat"
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Concerns about conservation of the tropical rainforests and other well-known regions of the world are widely publicized, yet a region of inestimable biological wealth lies relatively unrecognized on the back doorstep of North America.

 

Updated 2013 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates
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In February 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) promulgate an emergency rule for the 2013 recreational red snapper season.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

 

Hunters: A Force for Conservation
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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

 

Clock ticking on efforts to save Deer Park Prairie
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The 50 acre Deer Park Prairie outside of Houston, land that has been untouched for thousands of years, is now set to be bulldozed to make room for subdivisions.

 

Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
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Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

 

Show Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals (22)
There are 22 resources serving Rolling Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Rolling Plains Region
Guides and Outfitters
CB Outfitting and Guide Service
- Del Rio , TX
Hunting Lease Network
Troy Langan - Manager - Omaha, NE
Millwood Lake Guide Service
- Texarkana, TX
Oyster Bayou Hunting Club
- Anahuac, TX
Wildlife Systems, Inc
Greg Simons - San Angelo, TX
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
Campbell Global, LLC
John Gilleland - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman - Portland, OR
CoBank
Lubbock, Texas Regional Office - Lubbock, TX
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Lease Network
Troy Langan - Manager - Omaha, NE
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases - Arkansas-Oklahoma-Texas
John Drake - Broken Bow, OK
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases - Gulf Region
- Natchitoches, LA
Lodges and Ranches
Oyster Bayou Hunting Club
- Anahuac, TX

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
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National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

 

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

 

Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan 2013
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The 77th Legislature directed the Department to develop a comprehensive and strategic document known as the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Land & Water Plan).

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Ecotourism Quickly Becoming Largest Industry In Texas
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Just a few years ago, ecotourism was not a popular term among those in the ranch community. Ranchers tended to distrust anything with the word eco in it, and tourism meant strange-looking outsiders littering the roads, setting fires with cigarette butts, and breaking down fences to answer the call of nature.

 

Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
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Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

 

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There are 17 resources serving Rolling Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Rolling Plains Region
Agritourism
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Ecotourism
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Tom Kartrude - Executive Director - Pasadena, TX
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
- Fort Davis, TX
Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council
- Fort Worth, TX
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Great Texas Wildlife Trails
TPWD - Austin, TX
Heart of Texas West Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Images for Conservation Fund
John F. Martin - Chairman - Edinburg, TX
Millwood Lake Guide Service
- Texarkana, TX
Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Prairies and Pineywoods West Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Rock Art Foundation
Witte Museum - San Antonio, TX
Texas Nature Challenge
Texas A&M Forest Service - College Station, TX
Texas Youth Hunting Program
Chris Mitchell - Director - San Antonio, TX
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Thomas DeWitt
Associate Professor - College Station, TX

 River Recreation

   
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Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan 2013
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The 77th Legislature directed the Department to develop a comprehensive and strategic document known as the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Land & Water Plan).

 

Show River Recreation Organizations & Professionals (18)
There are 18 resources serving Rolling Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of River Recreation Organizations & Professionals serving Rolling Plains Region
Ecotourism
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Tom Kartrude - Executive Director - Pasadena, TX
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
- Fort Davis, TX
Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council
- Fort Worth, TX
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Great Texas Wildlife Trails
TPWD - Austin, TX
Heart of Texas West Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Images for Conservation Fund
John F. Martin - Chairman - Edinburg, TX
Millwood Lake Guide Service
- Texarkana, TX
Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Prairies and Pineywoods West Wildlife Trail
- Austin, TX
Rock Art Foundation
Witte Museum - San Antonio, TX
Texas Nature Challenge
Texas A&M Forest Service - College Station, TX
Texas Youth Hunting Program
Chris Mitchell - Director - San Antonio, TX
Guides and Outfitters
CB Outfitting and Guide Service
- Del Rio , TX
Hunting Lease Network
Troy Langan - Manager - Omaha, NE
Millwood Lake Guide Service
- Texarkana, TX
Oyster Bayou Hunting Club
- Anahuac, TX
Wildlife Systems, Inc
Greg Simons - San Angelo, TX
 

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Cultural Tourism News Items
Texas author Joe Nick Patoski traces how Austin went from hip to ‘cool’ - Houston Chronicle
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas author Joe Nick Patoski traces how Austin went from hip to ‘cool’    Houston Chronicle Texas author Joe Nick Patoski tracks how Austin went from hippie to hip in his new book, “Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who ...

Texas Forts Trail caravan recreates trip led by Gov. Connally 50 years ago - ReporterNews.com
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas Forts Trail caravan recreates trip led by Gov. Connally 50 years ago    ReporterNews.com The trip covering numerous stops along 650 miles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Texas Forts Trail.

Texas Forts Trail celebrates half a century of tourism with the 50th Anniversary Caravan on Oct. 4-6 - Jack County Herald
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas Forts Trail celebrates half a century of tourism with the 50th Anniversary Caravan on Oct. 4-6    Jack County Herald Group to recreate original Texas Trail Caravan from the Forts Trail Route just as Gov. and Mrs. Connally did in 1968. Abilene, TX - On Thursday morning, Oct. 4, ...

Yes, Cities Can Do 100% Renewable Energy -- Even In Texas - CleanTechnica
4/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yes, Cities Can Do 100% Renewable Energy -- Even In Texas    CleanTechnica April 2nd, 2018 by Tina Casey. Georgetown, Texas, has become something of a green celebrity for reaching its 100% renewable energy goal within just three ...

Things to do in San Antonio This Weekend: March 1-4 - Online - March 2018 - San Antonio Magazine
3/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Things to do in San Antonio This Weekend: March 1-4 - Online - March 2018    San Antonio Magazine Celebrate Texas Independence Day and commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo throughout the weekend. Friday, there's a commemoration ...

Texas arts funding at risk, could impact Fort Worth museums - Fort Worth Star Telegram
4/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas arts funding at risk, could impact Fort Worth museums    Fort Worth Star Telegram Fort Worth art leaders are worried that state budget cuts could impact local attractions — and prevent some exhibits from being brought here for display.

The Texas Cherokee - Cherokee Nation
3/12/2017 7:21:30 PM
The Texas Cherokee    Cherokee Nation The Texas Cherokee were a branch of the Cherokee Nation who had lived in our ancestral homeland in the Southeastern United States. In 1839, the Cherokee ...

Sister event to Folk Art Market set for debut in Texas - Santa Fe New Mexican
2/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
Sister event to Folk Art Market set for debut in Texas    Santa Fe New Mexican A new sister market, with the ambience of the original International Folk Art Market/Santa Fe and some of the same artists, will be held this summer in Arlington, ...

The Best Little Art Colony in Texas: How Marfa, a town of barely 2,000 residents, became a tourist mecca - City Journal
1/18/2017 11:45:26 PM
The Best Little Art Colony in Texas: How Marfa, a town of barely 2,000 residents, became a tourist mecca    City Journal In 2007, Marfa, Texas, population 2,485, went dark. Unable to pay the town's electricity bills, the newly elected mayor and city council voted to turn off Marfa's ...

Nominations needed for official Texas State artist, poet, musician - austin360
9/1/2016 3:00:00 AM
Nominations needed for official Texas State artist, poet, musician    austin360 Artists, poets, musicians -- the Texas Commission on the Arts is looking for you. Specifically, the TCA is accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 State Poet ...

Culture and cuisine, deep in the heart of Texas - The Denver Post
3/31/2016 3:00:00 AM
Culture and cuisine, deep in the heart of Texas    The Denver Post DALLAS-FORT WORTH — Visitors to these sprawling Lone Star cities are as likely to spot cowboy boots and Stetson hats at the cities' numerous museums and ...

Dallas Museum Gets $500,000 Grant for Rare Jackson Pollock Painting Show - artnet News
12/11/2015 3:00:00 AM
Dallas Museum Gets $500,000 Grant for Rare Jackson Pollock Painting Show    artnet News The Texas Commission on the Arts has given $500000 for the Dallas Museum of Art's show with Jackson Pollock paintings that haven't been seen in 50 years.

Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas is less about America than “America” - AV Club
4/10/2014 3:00:00 AM
Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas is less about America than “America”    AV Club Paris, Texas (1984). There are men of few words, and then there's the man of no words who staggers, bleary-eyed and haunted, out of the humid Southwest ...

Businessman to donate $8 million to new cultural center - Houston Chronicle
10/4/2012 3:00:00 AM
Businessman to donate $8 million to new cultural center    Houston Chronicle Calling it "the first penny in the bank," Houston businessman John Nau announced Thursday he is contributing $8 million toward a center for Southeast Texas ...

Marfa, Texas: An Unlikely Art Oasis In A Desert Town - NPR
8/2/2012 3:00:00 AM
Marfa, Texas: An Unlikely Art Oasis In A Desert Town    NPR In the 1970s, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to a dusty town in West Texas, where he created giant works of art that bask beneath vast desert skies. In the ...

Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
Biweekly stockings started for catfish at Grover Nelson - Big Country Homepage
4/19/2019 6:50:00 PM
Biweekly stockings started for catfish at Grover Nelson    Big Country Homepage Friday morning, The Texas Parks and Wild Life crew kicked off their catfish stocking for their Neighborhood Fishin' Program. A state wide program providing ...

Toad imitations bring out the head hunter in burly spring largemouths - Athens Daily Review
4/15/2019 4:40:00 PM
Toad imitations bring out the head hunter in burly spring largemouths    Athens Daily Review I love frog country. It's a backwater flat with scattered pods of lush vegetation coming to life in the warm April air of another Texas spring. Stands of thick buck ...

Resist the lure of the lure: Natural baits best for Texas coastal fishing - Houston Chronicle
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Resist the lure of the lure: Natural baits best for Texas coastal fishing    Houston Chronicle A mottled matrix of shoal grass swards dotted by patches of bare black mud carpeted the bottom of the flat along the Espiritu Santo Bay shoreline. We could see ...

LOOK: Tim Duncan is quite the outdoorsman. Goes hunting in Texas - WOAI
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
LOOK: Tim Duncan is quite the outdoorsman. Goes hunting in Texas    WOAI Apparently, San Antonio Spurs great Tim Duncan is quite the outdoorsman. The Spurs legend did some free range sheep hunting with a couple of other hunters ...

Darrell James Lowrance - Tulsa World
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Darrell James Lowrance    Tulsa World Darrell James Lowrance of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully on March 16, 2019 at the age of 80. He was surrounded by his family. Darrell was born in ...

Texas Legislature considers a mix of outdoors-related bills - Houston Chronicle
3/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Legislature considers a mix of outdoors-related bills    Houston Chronicle Dozens of the more than 7000 bills filed for consideration during this year's session of the Texas Legislature focus on issues tied to fishing, hunting, camping, ...

Texas Fly Fishing: Bass Bugs & Brews – - Lone Star Outdoor News
3/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Fly Fishing: Bass Bugs & Brews –    Lone Star Outdoor News Story from Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. Plano will host the Third Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival on March 23-24 at the Plano Event Center.

10 ideas for fishing this spring break – - Lone Star Outdoor News
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
10 ideas for fishing this spring break –    Lone Star Outdoor News Learn the basics at a fishing class: More than a dozen Texas State Parks and other locations around the state are offering beginner fishing classes throughout ...

March brings big bass, full lakes and The Show - Houston Chronicle
3/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
March brings big bass, full lakes and The Show    Houston Chronicle March's arrival marks the unofficial start of spring for Texas anglers.

Public input sought on proposed fishing, hunting rule changes - Houston Chronicle
2/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Public input sought on proposed fishing, hunting rule changes    Houston Chronicle A package of proposed changes in Texas' 2019-20 fishing and hunting regulations, including potential new rules that stand to affect wide segments of the state's ...

Texas Parks & Wildlife Proposes Changes for Hunting & Fishing - News/Talk 790 KFYO
2/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Parks & Wildlife Proposes Changes for Hunting & Fishing    News/Talk 790 KFYO Public comment is being accepted for numerous changes, including to fishing at Lake Alan Henry and the creation of a new javelina hunting season in the South ...

Outdoors: Smith: TP&W seeks input on changes for hunting, fishing seasons - Longview News-Journal
2/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors: Smith: TP&W seeks input on changes for hunting, fishing seasons    Longview News-Journal The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is seeking input from the public for proposed changes in the hunting and freshwater/saltwater fishing 2019-2020 ...

Here's what could change in hunting, fishing in Texas during the 2019-2020 season - mySanAntonio.com
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Here's what could change in hunting, fishing in Texas during the 2019-2020 season    mySanAntonio.com The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is accepting public comment on proposed changes to fishing and hunting regulations for the coming year, the ...

Winner of Texas deer-hunting contest stripped of title - KWTX
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Winner of Texas deer-hunting contest stripped of title    KWTX The winner of a statewide deer-hunting contest in Texas was stripped of his title on a technicality that game wardens couldn't ignore.

State proposes tighter speckled trout, alligator gar regulations - Houston Chronicle
1/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
State proposes tighter speckled trout, alligator gar regulations    Houston Chronicle Anglers fishing for speckled trout in bays along the upper Texas coast or alligator gar in the Trinity River and bowfishers targeting those gar anywhere in the ...

Disappointing duck season coming to an end - Houston Chronicle
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Disappointing duck season coming to an end    Houston Chronicle The 2018-19 duck season, which closes at sunset Sunday, promises to end much the same way it began for many of Texas' 100,000 or so waterfowlers.

Tyler man to be inducted into Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - KLTV
1/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tyler man to be inducted into Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame    KLTV The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced a Tyler man will be inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Tyler Man Named to Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame - Tyler Morning Telegraph
1/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tyler Man Named to Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame    Tyler Morning Telegraph It was fitting that Alan Haynes was at the lake when he received the call all Texas fishermen hope to get one day.

Game Warden Field Notes: Prison for Texas man who tortured armadillo - Brownsville Herald
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Game Warden Field Notes: Prison for Texas man who tortured armadillo    Brownsville Herald The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Legislature to look at parks funding, boating safety, digital licenses - Houston Chronicle
1/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legislature to look at parks funding, boating safety, digital licenses    Houston Chronicle The 86th session of the Texas Legislature convenes Tuesday, with proposals that would affect outdoor recreation and the natural resources underpinning those ...

Attend the best hunting auction in South Texas – - Lone Star Outdoor News
1/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Attend the best hunting auction in South Texas –    Lone Star Outdoor News Join DSC South Texas for the 3rd Annual Wildlife Legacy Gala and Auction, the best hunting auction in South Texas! It will be a wild night filled with amazing ...

Whitetail deer decoy used to catch roadside hunters - WOAI
12/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Whitetail deer decoy used to catch roadside hunters    WOAI Game Warden Field Notes: The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports... Phoning for ...

Winter dove season gains in popularity with wingshooters - Houston Chronicle
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Winter dove season gains in popularity with wingshooters    Houston Chronicle Texas wingshooters have a few million reasons to look forward to this part of December, those reasons manifesting as gray/brown feathered blurs — doves and ...

Here are some of the crazy things Texas Game Wardens encounter on the job - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Here are some of the crazy things Texas Game Wardens encounter on the job    Corpus Christi Caller-Times Texas game wardens encounter poachers in the field, on Facebook, and through Snapchat these days.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission mulls more limits on alligator gar - Dallas News
12/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission mulls more limits on alligator gar    Dallas News The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has taken the pole position in cinching the noose tighter on already restrictive alligator gar harvest...

The weirdest Texas game warden stories of 2018 - Chron
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
The weirdest Texas game warden stories of 2018    Chron The stories you are about to read are true. The names have been left out to protect the innocent...and sometimes, the down-right stupid. Every day the men and ...

Texas’ shorebird hunting rich in history - Houston Chronicle
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas’ shorebird hunting rich in history    Houston Chronicle The sounds that whispered from the night sky on some cool autumn evenings when the moon was bright and the wind was out of the north reminded the old man ...

It’s rainbow time for Texas trout anglers - Houston Chronicle
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
It’s rainbow time for Texas trout anglers    Houston Chronicle A little more than 50 years ago, anglers looking to catch a rainbow trout in Texas had only one option, and it wasn't an easy one. It required a miles-long hike ...

In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due - The Texas Observer
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due    The Texas Observer Long considered “trash fish,” alligator gar have patrolled Texas rivers for millions of years. Now this living fossil is catching the attention of anglers, naturalists ...

Rare birds are a treat for Texas wingshooters - Houston Chronicle
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rare birds are a treat for Texas wingshooters    Houston Chronicle Pursuing some of the lesser known game birds can provide the spice that makes Texas wingshooting so wonderfully diverse, constantly challenging and often ...

Illegal deer hunters caught by game wardens - WOAI
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Illegal deer hunters caught by game wardens    WOAI Game Warden Field Notes: The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports... Grass is Always ...

State considers proposing changes to speckled trout, gar, bass and deer rules - Houston Chronicle
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
State considers proposing changes to speckled trout, gar, bass and deer rules    Houston Chronicle Come September, anglers going after largemouth bass on Lake Conroe and some of the rivers, sloughs and backwaters of Southeast Texas could see ...

Quail on downside of boom-and-bust cycle - Houston Chronicle
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Quail on downside of boom-and-bust cycle    Houston Chronicle Texas quail and Texas quail hunters live in a boom-or-bust world, their intertwined fates annually determined, to a large degree, by the roll-of-the-dice ...

Watch Beretta's SL3 New Product Reveal Live - Texas Hunting & Fishing - Lone Star Outdoor News
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Watch Beretta's SL3 New Product Reveal Live - Texas Hunting & Fishing    Lone Star Outdoor News Beretta is launching its new SL3 premium shotgun. The SL3 combines the finest Beretta technology, and outstanding performance in the field with aesthetic ...

Birds help point the way to fast fall fishing in Texas bays - Houston Chronicle
11/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Birds help point the way to fast fall fishing in Texas bays    Houston Chronicle Water the color and clarity of weak coffee or strong tea bled down the canal and into the bay, slowly — finally — draining large sweeps of estuarine marsh that ...

What South Texas duck and deer hunters need to know for Saturday's opening day - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
11/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
What South Texas duck and deer hunters need to know for Saturday's opening day    Corpus Christi Caller-Times Hunting seasons for deer, ducks, geese, turkey open Saturday in South Texas.

Squirrel hunting not as popular as it used to be in Texas - Chron
10/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Squirrel hunting not as popular as it used to be in Texas    Chron October has for generations been a most welcomed, if busy, month for hunters who pursue their recreation in the forests and fields of eastern Texas. But the ...

Going hog wild: Spurs’ Dante Cunningham is eager for South Texas hunting, fishing - San Antonio Express-News
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Going hog wild: Spurs’ Dante Cunningham is eager for South Texas hunting, fishing    San Antonio Express-News An avid outdoorsman, Dante Cunningham is eager to take advantage of South Texas hunting and fishing.

Tales from the Texas Outdoors through the eyes of game wardens - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Tales from the Texas Outdoors through the eyes of game wardens    Corpus Christi Caller-Times The day-to-day life of Texas game wardens reveal depths of ignorance displayed by violators, and heights of bravery exhibited by these state police.

Want to hunt and fish all in the same trip in South Texas? Here's how to do it - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
9/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Want to hunt and fish all in the same trip in South Texas? Here's how to do it    Corpus Christi Caller-Times Many Coastal Bend dove fields were too sloppy for the season opener, but the Rio Grande Valley hosted a mostly sunny cast and blast hunt/fish.

Meet the Next Generation of Texas Hunters - Texas Monthly
9/24/2018 11:12:39 AM
Meet the Next Generation of Texas Hunters    Texas Monthly Austin's Greater Calvary Bible Church believes the sport is a training ground for essential life lessons. Here's how the congregation's efforts defy hunting trends ...

Texas fisherman catches two large alligator gar in area river - Houston Chronicle
9/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas fisherman catches two large alligator gar in area river    Houston Chronicle As previously reported here on Chron.com, alligator gars are popular prey among some of Texas' most prolific anglers. Last week a Texas fisherman named ...

Has Hunting Become a Rich Man’s Game? - Texas Monthly
9/21/2018 8:31:34 AM
Has Hunting Become a Rich Man’s Game?    Texas Monthly When Andrew Sansom was named executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1990, he boldly took on the challenge of uniting ...

What to know about 2018-2019 South Texas Hunting seasons and legal requirements - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
What to know about 2018-2019 South Texas Hunting seasons and legal requirements    Corpus Christi Caller-Times The South Texas Dove Season starts early this year. Are you prepared with the required licenses and certifications?

Attention Texas anglers and hunters: Today is the first day you can buy hunting and fishing licenses - Houston Chronicle
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Attention Texas anglers and hunters: Today is the first day you can buy hunting and fishing licenses    Houston Chronicle On Wednesday the folks at Texas Parks and Wildlife reminded Texas hunters and fisherman that Aug. 15 is the first day that all hunting and fishing licenses for ...

TPWD: Hunting, fishing licenses on sale Wednesday | Local News - Gainesville Daily Register
8/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
TPWD: Hunting, fishing licenses on sale Wednesday | Local News    Gainesville Daily Register With the opening of dove hunting season only a couple weeks away, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has issued a reminder that new hunting and ...

2018-19 Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Starting Wednesday, August 15 - El Paso Herald-Post
8/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
2018-19 Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Starting Wednesday, August 15    El Paso Herald-Post With the opening of dove hunting season only a couple weeks away, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds sportsmen that...

It's almost time for Texans to renew fishing, hunting licenses - Dallas News
8/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
It's almost time for Texans to renew fishing, hunting licenses    Dallas News It's just about time for Texas hunters and anglers to pay the piper.New hunting and fishing licenses go on sale Aug. 15. In most cases, the license...

OUTDOORS: Time to purchase hunting, fishing licenses - Huntsville Item
8/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
OUTDOORS: Time to purchase hunting, fishing licenses    Huntsville Item It's just about time for Texas hunters and anglers to pay the piper. New hunting and fishing licenses go on sale on Aug. 15.

OUTDOORS: Hunters' extravaganza — Texas Trophy Hunters to launch annual show marathon in August - Huntsville Item
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
OUTDOORS: Hunters' extravaganza — Texas Trophy Hunters to launch annual show marathon in August    Huntsville Item The Texas Trophy Hunters Association has established itself as one of the most popular hunting organizations in the South and by far the most recognized in ...

Woman in tree tells game warden: 'Here, Hold My Pistol' - Beaumont Enterprise
7/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Woman in tree tells game warden: 'Here, Hold My Pistol'    Beaumont Enterprise Texas Game Warden: Field Notes (July 16). The following items are compiled from recent statewide Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement ...

After receiving more than 155000 applications last year, Texas Parks hunting lottery continues to grow in popularity - Dallas News
7/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
After receiving more than 155000 applications last year, Texas Parks hunting lottery continues to grow in popularity    Dallas News Just about anybody who hunts game is sure to appreciate the idea of a high-quality hunting experience for a price that won't break the bank....

Fabulous Fishing and Hunting: the South Texas Two-Step - Sport Fishing
10/21/2017 3:56:03 AM
Fabulous Fishing and Hunting: the South Texas Two-Step    Sport Fishing Fishing the Gulf off Texas and in the Lower Laguna Madre *plus* hunting for white winged doves makes for an action-packed adventure for any serious ...

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
Texas Releases Plan To Use BP Oil Spill Money For Harvey Recovery - Houston Public Media
7/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas Releases Plan To Use BP Oil Spill Money For Harvey Recovery    Houston Public Media The state wants to spend more than $31 million on economic and ecological restoration efforts.

River Recreation News Items
Obituary of James Linn Cornell - The Union of Grass Valley
3/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Obituary of James Linn Cornell    The Union of Grass Valley James Linn Cornell died peacefully at his home in San Jose on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was 81.James was born on February 4, 1938, in Paducah, Texas ...

Obituary of James W. Meshwert - The Union of Grass Valley
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Obituary of James W. Meshwert    The Union of Grass Valley James W. Meshwert passed away peacefully on February 13, 2019. He was 74. James was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 1, 1944. He was the son of.

Plan a staycation: 10 local destinations to visit this year - Community Impact Newspaper
1/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Plan a staycation: 10 local destinations to visit this year    Community Impact Newspaper From amenity-rich parks to a spring-fed water park and Texas' oldest dance hall, spend time in 2019 indulging in some of the area's unique attractions.

Shanti Emerson: Congrats to the counterculture - The Union of Grass Valley
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Shanti Emerson: Congrats to the counterculture    The Union of Grass Valley I once knew a young wife and mother from Houston, Texas in the early '70s, who could only read about the counterculture taking place in California. Like the ...

Remembering the great 1998 flood, 20 years later | News - Herald Zeitung
10/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Remembering the great 1998 flood, 20 years later | News    Herald Zeitung Overnight on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, a dangerous weather pattern had formed over the Hill Country and South Central Texas. Two high-pressure systems, ...

Obituary of Carolyn Lee Knutsen - The Union of Grass Valley
3/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Obituary of Carolyn Lee Knutsen    The Union of Grass Valley Carolyn Lee Knutsen, age 79, went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 10, 2018 in Dripping Springs, Texas. Carolyn fought a brave battle with cancer for ...

Obituary of Jerry L. Dockery - The Union of Grass Valley
1/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Obituary of Jerry L. Dockery    The Union of Grass Valley Jerry L. Dockery, 88, born in Denton, Texas on May 14, 1929 passed away peacefully January 1, 2018 in Penn Valley, California. The son of Lester and Edith ...

Texas sized laughs for 'Tuna Christmas' - Pagosa Springs Sun
12/21/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas sized laughs for 'Tuna Christmas'    Pagosa Springs Sun By R. Eli Townsend Special to The PREVIEW The laughs don't come better or bigger than from Tuna, Texas, a fictional town that delightfully passes through ...

It's been one week since Harvey hit Texas. Here's what you need to know. - San Marcos Mercury
8/31/2017 3:00:00 AM
It's been one week since Harvey hit Texas. Here's what you need to know.    San Marcos Mercury COVER: Evacuees flee flooding in a boat with a nearly submerged Houston sign behind them, on Aug, 29. PHOTO by MICHAEL STRAVATO/THE TEXAS ...

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast - San Marcos Mercury
8/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case - San Marcos Mercury
7/24/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case    San Marcos Mercury AUSTIN — A Texas Senate panel approved a measure Sunday aiming to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud — largely through increased penalties. “Mail-ballot ...

Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outline city cellphone restrictions - San Marcos Mercury
7/23/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outline city cellphone restrictions    San Marcos Mercury COVER: State Sens. Brandon Creighton, R-The Woodlands, and Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, at a Business & Commerce committee hearing on ...

Meadows Center to host Wimberley forum on Blanco River, Onion Creek - San Marcos Mercury
7/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
Meadows Center to host Wimberley forum on Blanco River, Onion Creek    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

New I-35 Yarrington Road exit ramp to open on Friday - San Marcos Mercury
7/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
New I-35 Yarrington Road exit ramp to open on Friday    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Will Texas lawmakers ax tree ordinances in more than 50 cities? - San Marcos Mercury
6/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Will Texas lawmakers ax tree ordinances in more than 50 cities?    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in Canyon Lake - San Marcos Mercury
6/12/2017 3:00:00 AM
Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in Canyon Lake    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

These amazing Texas treehouses take glamping to new heights - CultureMap Austin
6/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
These amazing Texas treehouses take glamping to new heights    CultureMap Austin Yurts in the dirt are cool and all, but what about having breakfast with the birds? Pack your bags for a night in one of these Texas treehouses. From a treehouse ...

2 Texas cities named among places you should visit 'before they are too popular' - mySanAntonio.com
6/1/2017 3:00:00 AM
2 Texas cities named among places you should visit 'before they are too popular'    mySanAntonio.com In true hipster fashion, a new ranking sought out which cities Americans should visit before they get too big and one of San Antonio's neighbors made the list.

Texas Senate authorizes special San Marcos River recreation district - San Marcos Mercury
5/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas Senate authorizes special San Marcos River recreation district    San Marcos Mercury The Texas Senate today passed Senate Bill (SB) 965 by Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, which would help support law enforcement efforts to protect the San ...

Texas House lawmakers approve bill requiring more study for hog poison - San Marcos Mercury
4/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas House lawmakers approve bill requiring more study for hog poison    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Great Texas River Cleanup volunteers clear 15000 pounds of trash - San Marcos Mercury
3/23/2017 3:00:00 AM
Great Texas River Cleanup volunteers clear 15000 pounds of trash    San Marcos Mercury The 32nd Annual Great Texas River Clean Up was a rainy day, but that didn't stop volunteers from coming out March 4 to pick up almost 15,000 pounds of trash ...

'Capt. Jack' set the bar for Texas Rangers, Pt. 2 - Wilson Post
1/20/2017 3:00:00 AM
'Capt. Jack' set the bar for Texas Rangers, Pt. 2    Wilson Post One of Jack Hays' few living descendants is on a mission to tell the story of an incredible lawman-soldier that few east of the Mississippi have heard.

Texas State awarded $2.3M grant to study freshwater mussels - San Marcos Mercury
1/11/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas State awarded $2.3M grant to study freshwater mussels    San Marcos Mercury The U.S. Fish and Wildlife *Service* (FWS) is considering whether to place several species of freshwater mussels found in Texas on the federal endangered ...

Driver faces new manslaughter charge after unborn baby dies from Texas 21 wreck injuries - San Marcos Mercury
8/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
Driver faces new manslaughter charge after unborn baby dies from Texas 21 wreck injuries    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Behold: These aerial photos make the Texas Water Safari
look like a tranquil river outing. It is not. - San Marcos Mercury

7/13/2015 3:00:00 AM
Behold: These aerial photos make the Texas Water Safari look like a tranquil river outing. It is not.    San Marcos Mercury When viewed from above, the colorful flotilla of canoes and kayaks resembles a synchronized spectacle gliding across Spring Lake — like something staged for ...

In pockets of Texas, prosecutors just say no to marijuana prosecutions - San Marcos Mercury
6/21/2015 3:00:00 AM
In pockets of Texas, prosecutors just say no to marijuana prosecutions    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Tuber dies after being trapped in turbulent Guadalupe River - San Marcos Mercury
6/10/2015 3:00:00 AM
Tuber dies after being trapped in turbulent Guadalupe River    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River - San Marcos Mercury
5/13/2015 3:00:00 AM
Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Young tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River - San Marcos Mercury
8/12/2014 3:00:00 AM
Young tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

Recreation board asks city council to ban alcohol in parks - San Marcos Mercury
2/6/2012 3:00:00 AM
Recreation board asks city council to ban alcohol in parks    San Marcos Mercury Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas.

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