Passport to Texas

By Cecilia Nasti/Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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Your radio guide to the great Texas outdoors

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Kayaking in Texas State Parks
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This is Passport to Texas Have you always wanted to learn to kayak? Then we have some great news! Ten state parks teach the basics of this paddling sport to interested park visitors. Getting out on the water is something a lot of people haven’t tried because they don’t have the equipment. Ben Horstmann is […]
Sep 17, 2019
Alligator Gar and Thermonuclear Weapons Testing
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This is Passport to Texas Here’s a fish story about alligator gar, a curious biologist and thermonuclear weapons testing. We’ve done a lot of work recently on the alligator gar. Being able to accurately age these fish is important. Because it tells us not only how long they live, but how they grow and in […]
Sep 12, 2019
State of Texas Longhorn Herd
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This is Passport to Texas The longhorn is a true Texas icon. This distinctive breed has played a role in Texas’ heritage. In the early 20’s Frank Dobie and a couple of other ranchers decided that the longhorn was so important that the state needed a herd. Jim Cisneros is park superintendent at San Angelo […]
Sep 11, 2019
Dealing with Snakes
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This is Passport to Texas What should you do if you see a snake around your home? You can run into a snake anywhere. I’ve seen snakes in downtown Houston. Like all animals, snakes need food and shelter, so if you’re attracting these unwanted guests, you may need to make a few changes to your […]
Sep 10, 2019
TPW TV–Adult Onset Hunting
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This is Passport to Texas During fall hunting season we join with friends and family in the field. Skill and luck ensure that we bring home quality protein for the table. But not everyone has someone to teach them, which is why TPW offers mentored hunting programs. We have lots of youth hunting programs around […]
Sep 05, 2019
Avoid this Violation in the Field
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This is Passport to Texas What’s the most frequent violation Texas Game Warden encounter in the field? That’s hunter education and it’s a preventable one. Aaron Sims is a Texas game warden. That’s something that’s been mandatory for a long time now. The 70th Texas Legislature made hunter education a requirement in 1987. Hunters born […]
Sep 04, 2019
Taking the “Tense” Out of Tent Camping
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This is Passport to Texas Does the thought of tent camping at a state park give you anxiety? An article in the October issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine may help quell your fears. Writer and avid tent camper, Wendel Withrow, addresses ten of the most common anxieties people have when it comes to […]
Sep 03, 2019
Hands on Habitat
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This is Passport to Texas The Lone Star State is revered for its exceptional sport fishing opportunities. To preserve and enhance these destinations, a recent project at Lake Sulfur Springs experiments with nontraditional materials and designs to create artificial habitat. Fish need habitat and structure in general. Tim Bister is a District Fisheries Biologist with […]
Aug 29, 2019
Future Trophy Fish for Lake Bois d’ Arc?
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This is Passport to Texas Lake Bois d’ Arc, a new reservoir project 70 miles northeast of Dallas, may be the future hot spot for trophy largemouth bass One of the main things we are doing is establishing some nursery ponds that we can come into and introduce some genetically superior largemouth bass strains that […]
Aug 28, 2019
Lake Bois d’ Arc Reservoir on Tap
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This is Passport to Texas Lake Bois d’ Arc is a 16,000-acre reservoir under construction in northeast Fannin County, scheduled for completion in 2022. From a fisheries biologist perspective, it’s particularly exciting to get in on the ground floor of establishing a fishery in a new lake like this; not something that many of our […]
Aug 27, 2019