April 7, 2010
TPWD finalizes short list of hunting and fishing regulation changes for 2010-2011 Expansion of mule deer hunting opportunities tops a short list of regulatory changes adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission as part of the 2010-2011 Statewide Hunting and Fishing Proclamation.
The commission approved an open general hunting season for mule deer in Dawson and Wheeler counties, and added a day to the mule deer season across the Trans Pecos region. Click here for TPWD details of the regulation changes
USFWS to hold meetings on environmental impact of new transmission lines
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will hold five scoping meetings to gather public comment as it prepares a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that relates to potential impacts to endangered species habitat that may occur in connection with construction and operation of new transmission lines the LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC) plans to build in parts of West and Central Texas.
The scheduled meetings are: April 19 - San Angelo; April 21 - Comfort; April 22 - Junction; April 26 - Lampasas; and April 27 - Fredericksburg
Click here for the USFWS news release detailing the five public meetings and the environmental impact statement process.
|Hoffpauir Polaris Superstore supporting TWA with special membership program |
Special thanks to TWA Life Member Lee Hoffpauir and Hoffpauir Outdoor Superstore in Goldthwaite! Select customers of the store are provided a one-year TWA membership at no charge following their purchase as part of a new partnership and membership program with TWA. Over 50 new memberships have already been provided by Hoffpauir as part of the special program.
Hoffpauir is the number one Polaris dealer in Texas. Hoffpauir Outdoor Superstore is providing this ancillary benefit because it believes the Texas Wildlife Association is working successfully on the behalf of all who enjoy the outdoors and on behalf of the natural resources found on the rural lands of Texas.
TWA hosting Volunteer Training Workshop
Texas Wildlife Association members, prospective volunteers, and community partners who enjoy teaching are invited to a Conservation Legacy volunteer training workshop on May 21 in New Braunfels.
The 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. workshop at the T Bar M Conference Center and Resort will feature the history of TWA, why TWA needs volunteers, why volunteer for TWA, how to promote membership and regional teams, programs overview, and the importance of communication and teamwork. Attendees will receive a volunteer toolbox.
Click here for workshop details and registration information.
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Mark Your Calendar
Wildlife for Lunch Webinar Series
April 15, Managing Farm and Ranch ponds for Largemouth Bass
June 17, Feral Hogs - The Good, the
Bad, and the Ugly
Women of the Land Workshop
La Bandera Ranch, Carrizo Springs
Desert QuailMasters Important water meetings and programs need your voice
April 25-27, Midland/Odessa
June 6-8, TBD
August 15-17, Armendaris Ranch, NM
October 24-26, Alpine
The Texas Wildlife Association encourages your awareness and participation in several important water meetings and programs happening across Texas.
TWA has produced an excellent water summary document that explains the various processes underway that are critical for Texas landowners and wildlife: Environmental Flows Process, Edwards Aquifer Implementation Program, and Regional Water Plans.
To identify your water planning region, please refer to the map of Water Planning Regions. The state map contains contact information for all the water planning regions (A-P). The meeting dates for each water planning region are listed in the summary document.
Please contact TWA's Kirby Brown or Justin Dreibelbis if you have any questions about this important information.
TWA welcomes new members!
Nicolas Belisle, Katy
Jerry Brown, Forney
Laura Dow, Georgetown
Jerry LaTour, Houston
Simone Petrosky, Bryan
Joseph Waligura, Leakey
Branmar Ventures, Ltd, Sherman
Las Casitas De San Jose Ranch, Laredo
Mt7 Ranch, Dallas
The Real Estate Ranch, Midland
Pablo Sanchez, Houston
Stanley Scott, Cloud Croft NM
David Scrivener, Longview
Brandon Smith, Canyon
Marvin "Brad" Smtih, Texline
William Spaar, Marble Falls
Bruce Springer, Gatesville
Karl Sprouse, San Saba
Dan Steakley, Austin
Jack Stone, Uvalde
W.P. Stromberg, Lockhart
William Urban, San Saba
Robert Wade, Early
Scott Walton, Missouri City
Eric Weeks, Killeen
Sriyantha Weerasuria, Austin