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Babying Big Bass

ATHENS, Texas—One of the biggest factors that influences the survival of fish entered into the ShareLunker program is how those fish are handled and cared for prior to being picked up by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees. ShareLunker handling and care tips on the TPWD web site emphasize minimal contact with the fish […]

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Project Creates First Artificial Reef of Concrete Poles

Project Creates First Artificial Reef of Concrete Poles CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dozens of concrete power line poles were deployed July 22 in the Gulf of Mexico about 30 nautical miles east of here, marking the first time concrete poles have been used to create an artificial reef near Texas. American Electric Power donated the […]

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Project Creates First Artificial Reef of Concrete Poles

Project Creates First Artificial Reef of Concrete Poles CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dozens of concrete power line poles were deployed July 22 in the Gulf of Mexico about 30 nautical miles east of here, marking the first time concrete poles have been used to create an artificial reef near Texas. American Electric Power donated the […]

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TPWD Reorganization To Support Water Conservation

TPWD Reorganization To Support Water Conservation AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is merging its Resource Protection Division into other field divisions, a move agency leaders say will allow it to better focus on critical water resource issues. Resource Protection is the environmental science division of the state agency, with teams that […]

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Invasive Carp Poses Threat to Game Fish, Wildlife

Invasive Carp Poses Threat to Game Fish, Wildlife FRANKFORT, Ky. — The meandering lower Ohio River for centuries has carved sloughs and oxbows all over far western Ballard County in what is now the Boatwright and Ballard Wildlife Management Areas. These lakes also held sport fish until a weaponless conqueror from Asia showed up. “Ten […]

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State Offers Integrated Solution to Hydrilla Dilemma

State Offers Integrated Solution to Hydrilla Dilemma AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has unveiled a multi-faceted plan to manage the intrusion of hydrilla, an exotic aquatic plant that officials say caused several hundred thousand dollars in damages on Lake Austin during the July 2002 floods along the Colorado River. The cooperative […]

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Pond Management Seminar

Pond Management Seminar ATHENS, Texas — Small pond owners, or those who want to be, have an excellent opportunity to learn more about small pond management at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on Nov. 9. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., TFFC is hosting a pond management seminar featuring biologists from the public and private sectors. Information […]

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A Wish Come True

A Wish Come True A few weeks ago in the late afternoon while I was re-spooling one of my fishing reels my wife had yelled down to me in the cellar and said that I had a phone call. Right in the middle of my winding I had asked her who was on the phone […]

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School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration

School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Children at Weldon Smith Elementary are excited about learning, thanks to a new program that harnesses the power of nature and the outdoors. “Camp Free to Read” is the school’s newest initiative to motivate kids to read-and it’s working. The program has several objectives– it […]

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School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration

School Encourages Learning Through Outdoor Exploration CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Children at Weldon Smith Elementary are excited about learning, thanks to a new program that harnesses the power of nature and the outdoors. “Camp Free to Read” is the school’s newest initiative to motivate kids to read-and it’s working. The program has several objectives– it […]

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