Research examines success of stocking programs for red drum, sea trout along Texas coast
CORPUS CHRISTI – Just like bluebonnets and the heat, Texas is known for fantastic bay fishing, but along with popularity comes problems for economically-important fish like red drum and spotted seatrout. Dr. John R. Gold, Regents Professor and Harte Research Institute (HRI) Endowed Chair for Genetics and Biodiversity at... Read more
Owners of new aquarium under investigation
(KENS 5) Eyewitness News has learned the owners of a newly announced aquarium coming to San Antonio are under investigation for the deaths of dozens of marine animals. The Oregon Humane Society says it is investigating Vince and Ammon Covino for the deaths of more than 200 animals at... Read more
HunterEdCourse.com Available for Texas Dove Hunting Opening
A Texas dove hunter can still receive their hunter education certificate in time for dove hunting opening day with the HunterEdCourse.com no field day required Texas online hunter education course. This hunter safety course is available for anyone 17 years of age or older. Texas online hunter education is... Read more
The gut-wrenching moment a crocodile burst from the sea to snatch a turtle by the head
This is the gut-wrenching moment a crocodile burst from the sea to snatch an unlucky turtle by the head as it ventured back into the water. The huge reptile emerged from the waves to clamp its fearsome jaws around the slow-moving amphibian on the sand. Photographer Alejandro Prieto captured... Read more
D.C. Tries to Reinstate Overturned Handgun Ban
The District of Columbia asked a federal judge Monday to reconsider his July ruling that overturned D.C.’s ban on possessing handguns in public. U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. “failed to conduct the analysis required by controlling law, and relied on flawed, non-controlling decisions from other jurisdictions” when he... Read more
Army Corps of Engineers acts to protect new wildlife habitat in Dallas
FORT WORTH, Texas – In the last decade the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has transformed a dump and old golf course in the Trinity River bottomland into new wildlife habit within eyeshot of downtown Dallas skyscrapers. Now it’s time to protect this urban jewel, which has attracted a... Read more
Unique Collaboration Reveals Dinosaurs Once Roamed San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Texas Parks & Wildlife and the Witte Museum have formed a new partnership to document and research the only known dinosaur footprints on public land in Bexar County. The 110-million-year-old tracks are located within Government Canyon State Natural Area and are believed to have been left... Read more
Ducks Unlimited celebrates 80 years of Duck Stamp sales
MEMPHIS—August 22, 2014— Eighty years ago, the first Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) was sold. Since then, the Duck Stamp program has protected nearly 6 million acres of habitat through expenditures of more than $900 million. Hunters over the age of 16 are required to... Read more