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TWA Sighted In newsletter
Texas Wildlife Association

December, 2010

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December 16, 2011

TWA members to pursue policy goals at Boots on the Ground

Texas Wildlife Association members will promote and pursue the organization's policy goals in Austin, Feb. 14-15, 2011, as part of TWA's second Boots on the Ground event.

The event takes place at the AT&T Center in Austin.  The February 14 schedule includes advocacy workshops from 3 - 5 p.m. and an evening reception, auction, and raffle from 5:30 - 8 p.m.  The February 15 schedule features a legislative breakfast from 7:30 - 9 a.m. and legislative visits at the Capitol from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A  Boots on the Ground registration form is available.  Hotel information is contained on the registration form.  An auction donation form, as well as event sponsorship information, is also available.  TWA successfully hosted its first Boots on the Gound event in Austin in February 2010.

Date set for bighorn sheep release at Big Bend Ranch State Park  

About 40 desert bighorn sheep will be captured at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area using a helicopter and moved by trailer to Big Bend Ranch State Park starting the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

It’s the latest phase of a multi-partner restoration project begun in 1954 and the first bighorn reintroduction at a Texas state park, according to the agency. 

TPWD plans to make available high quality photos and video immediately following the release via web download. For an overview of Texas bighorn restoration, see a TPWD video on YouTube that shows a similar capture/release operation several years ago. 

TWA Member Jacob Sands nominated for national conservation award

TWA Member Jacob Sands of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center has been nominated as one of four finalists for the 2011 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year Award.

The winner receives $50,000 from Budweiser and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to be directed towards conservation.  Individuals can vote for Jacob as the 2011 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year by clicking here (voters must be 21 years of age or older).

Along with his family and the North Texas Municipal Water District, Jacob founded the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, named after his late father, a recognized wetland conservationist in Texas. The Wetland Center is dedicated to passing on the family’s tradition of wildlife conservation.  

TWA presenting seminars at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Jan. 29

The Texas Wildlife Association is proudly partnering with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo in presenting a full-day of education seminars on Saturday, January 29, 2011, in the West Arena.

The "Wildlife, Land & Livestock" program at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo features morning seminars on Land Stewardship and Management and afternoon seminars on Fire as a Management Tool. TWA members can receive two complimentary one-day grounds admission passes for Jan. 29 (rodeo performances not included) by completing and submitting the form contained in the information packet -- a $20 value! 

Candidates sought for TWA Membership and Office Administrator position

The Texas Wildlife Association is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Membership and Office Administrator.

The full-time staff position is based at the TWA headquarters office in San Antonio. An Employment Opportunity Announcement is available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendar 

"Wildlife, Land & Livestock"
January 29, 2011, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (TWA seminars; complimentary grounds admission passes)

TWA Boots on the Ground
February 14-15, 2011, AT&T Center, Austin

Texas Big Game Awards 
February 15, 2011, entry deadline

WildLife 2011
July 7-10, 2011, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

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Celebrate Christmas this year with the perfect Christmas gift -- a Texas Wildlife Association membership for a relative, colleague, or friend.  

Click here for the TWA Christmas Gift Membership Form. To ensure the gift's delivery by Christmas, please fax or email the completed form to the TWA office by December 20. 

Dozens of TWA members utilize a gift membership each year to introduce others to their organization. Thank you for your support and interest and sharing the holiday spirit!     

TWA welcomes new members!
Terry Kane, Harlingen
Tony Koesema, Evant
Terry Lutrick, Manchaca
Art Masso, Harlingen
Michael Maynard, McAllen
Shaun McConathy, Georgetown
Gary C. Meade, Harlingen
Kymberly Meade, Harlingen
Scott Meade, Harlingen
Gary D. Meade, Spring
Randy Merrill, Pharr
Tom Moore, Lohn
Gene Moore, Mingus
Danny Morgan, Tulia
Brandon Nors, Burleson
Jason O'Brian, Spring
Stacy Pauly, Lometa
Jack Penn, Harlingen
Brandon Pfannenstiel, Midland
Robert Rabroker, Dallas
Jessica Reeves, Magnolia
Daniel Santos, McAllen
Eddie Santos, McAllen
Paul Schwab, McAllen
Steven Shamlian, Harlingen
Jesse Shed, Brady
Rex A. Shelton, Lometa
Clois Shorter, Flomot
Israel Silva, Edinburg
Roger Solis, Mission
Juan Solis, Amarillo
Lincoln Talbert, Mission
Rodney A. Talbert, Crawford
Edgar Villarreal, Mission
Herbert Watts, Victoria
Robert Weston, Clovis, NM
WiltonWise, Haskell
RogerWolf, McCamey
Jones Alto Colorado Ranch, Brownsville
White Ankle Charters, Harlingen



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