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Marfa’s Turkey Menace: Small-town Bully, Or Just a Lonely Tom?

For many, Thanksgiving conjures up images of friends and family, warm bodies and full bellies. But in the West Texas town of Marfa, Thanksgiving reminds folks about a local controversial figure, and restarts the conversation about what to do with … Continue reading

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Trail Closure in Big Bend National Park Due to Increased Bear Activity

Big Bend National Park has temporarily closed the popular Lost Mine Trail in the park’s Chisos Mountains area due to “increased bear activity.” The park said in a press release the closure would begin Friday evening (October 14), and continue “until … Continue reading

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How a Freshwater Mussel Could Cause Water Woes in Texas

If you want to find Texas Hornshell Mussels, look in freshwater river basins in New Mexico, Texas and south of the Rio Grande. But you can also find them in the middle of a legal battle. Last week the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading

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Pronghorn Making a Comeback in Far West Texas

Pronghorn in Far West Texas are making a comeback thanks to a years-long restoration effort, with new data showing the animals’ numbers have bounced back from historic lows just a few years ago. Researchers at Sul Ross State University in … Continue reading

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Wildlife Biologist Cautions Against Turning “Wildlife” Into “Livestock”

The Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference kicked off in Alpine Wednesday night, with talks at the Granda Theater on deer management strategies, techniques and history. Greg Simons, owner of the San Angelo-based hunting and wildlife management company “Wildlife Systems”, talked about the … Continue reading

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