Published on Feb 3, 2014
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2216
February 2-8, 2014
Meet some landlords looking out for their tenants at a small high-rise condo complex that's completely for the birds. Purple martins seem to need people, and the birds provide some rewards back to those who watch out for them.
Parks & Wildlife People: Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson is the driving force behind the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's very successful Shooting Sports Program. Not only is he really good at organizing and teaching, he's also been able to bring public and private partners into the fold.
State Park Ambassadors
Young adults aren't visiting Texas state parks in large numbers and a new initiative aims to change that. The Youth Ambassador Program signs on members of the millennial generation to share their love of nature in ways their peers can relate to, which is often quite different from their parents.
Battle at the Fork
Lake Fork is undisputedly the top largemouth bass lake in Texas. For the first time ever a professional bass fishing tournament was held on the lake in April 2007. Follow along with the tournament favorite and a young newcomer just trying to make the cut. If you think being a bass pro is the "dream job", then you need to see what it's like to literally fish for your supper.
Postcard From Texas
Get up close to some of the interesting rock formations at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv