wildlife

The Cattail Marsh at Tyrrell Park in Beaumont is closing for two days in March as the city hosts a collaboration of wildlife researchers examining local waterfowl.

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For the first time in over 80 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a 90-day dove season in Texas for 2016-17. That means we’ll be getting an additional 20 days of hunting during the fall, plus we’ll get to keep 15 doves per day. Also, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is recommending a later opener for duck hunting, with a shorter break between splits for the North Duck Zone and a later overall season in the South Duck Zone. This is all part of the statewide hunting proclamation for Migratory Game Birds that is up for public comment.

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Live Animal Show at Shangri La

Live Animal Show at Shangri La

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John James Audubon artwork

It’s the final chance to see two exhibitions at the Stark Museum of Art in Orange as Drawn to Life: Audubon’s Legacy and The Legacy Lives On will be on display through Saturday, July 25.

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle Confiscated in Oklahoma (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

AUSTIN – Scores of illegal wildlife traffickers face federal and state charges for selling protected species online last summer. The cases result from a coordinated undercover law enforcement operation conducted simultaneously by Texas game wardens, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, other states and federal agencies, and three Asian countries.

Operation Wild Web, a coordinated effort between the USFWS and the other participating agencies, resulted in more than 150 arrests involving federal wildlife crimes.

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