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Hixon was instrumental in preserving Government Canyon State Natural Area. He passed away on July 18 at age 81. Please click here to view the entire article.
DALHART — Over the last decade or two, pronghorn antelope numbers in the Texas Panhandle have been on the rise. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s pronghorn program leader Shawn Gray, the population has basically doubled over the last 20 years. It’s a great success story, in part because in the 1960s TPWD had to restock the Panhandle with pronghorns from West Texas. Now pronghorns from the northwestern part of the Panhandle are being used to restock the dwindling West Texas population.
CKWRI researcher, Dr. David Wester, was featured in a radio interview with The Texas Standard on his tanglehead research. To listen to the interview, go to http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/a-native-species-gets-pushy/.
The land of Texas is wide and plentiful, and has a host of different terrains. Through the years, it has proven to be a prime location for farming, ranching, hunting and producing energy. Its sheer size gives the uninformed an impression that its land would always have something to give us, without much back from us in return. Owners and users of Texas land knew better though, as did Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI)—conservation and restoration are essential. Click the linke below to view the full article.