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TPWD News Release — Aug. 6, 2007

South Texas Wildlife Conference Set Aug. 29-30

COTULLA, Texas — The 11th South Texas Wildlife Conference will be held here at the A.B. Alexander Convention Center Aug. 29-30. The two-day event, which presents an opportunity to hear from a wide range of authorities in wildlife research and management, should be of interest to all sportsmen, landowners and wildlife managers.

The conference is sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Texas Wildlife Association.

Early registration is $25 before Aug. 15 and $40 thereafter and forms are available online at www.texas-wildlife.org. For more information contact Jenny Sanders at 361-279-7287 or email jsanders@twa-mail.org.

Conference highlights include presentations and a panel discussion on wildlife policy affecting landowners, including issues such as land trusts and conservation easements, oil and gas surface rights, and a preview of the next legislative session. An evening social and dinner will conclude the opening day schedule.

The second day will feature several segments focusing on wildlife topics relating to quail, white-tailed deer and habitat management. Presentations and panel discussions will offer attendees a chance to gain insights from distinguished experts on policies and emerging issues that impact Texas habitat resources

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