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Wild Times September 2021

Just in time for the dog days of summer, the iconic Fulton Fishing Pier has been rebuilt and is welcoming visitors to the Texas coast!

The pier was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, a devastating blow to both local and visiting anglers. The town of Fulton secured funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the $2 million project and enlisted the help of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) to spearhead the process and raise the 10 percent non-federal match.

Thanks to generous private support from YETI and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, construction of the pier got underway last fall. Anglers now have access to a better pier than before, including a new covered weather pavilion and upgraded LED fishing lights.

This project marks the final step for our town in recovering from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey,” said Fulton Mayor Kelli Cole. “We appreciate Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s commitment to the Texas coastal communities affected by the hurricane, and we are immensely grateful to YETI and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation for the private funds that made this project possible. We invite all who love the Texas coast to come visit us and drop a line in the water from this spectacular new pier."

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  Story #2: Join TPWF & Win a Guided Fishing Trip on the Texas Coast!  


Thanks to TPWF members and generous donors, projects like rebuilding the Fulton Fishing Pier are made possible for all Texans to enjoy. And thanks to our generous brand partners, TPWF is able to offer special opportunities that are only available to our members.

This month, we’re thrilled to offer the opportunity for one lucky member and guest to win a guided fishing trip in the coastal waters off Port O’Connor, courtesy of Dagon Apparel CompanyYou’ll be guided by Dagon ambassador and world-renowned fishing guide Jako Lucas.

One night of lodging is included at a private bay home for the winner and one guest. The fishing adventure will be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date between September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.

By joining or renewing your TPWF membership* between January 1, 2021 to August 16, 2021, you are automatically entered to win the giveaway.

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*The price of membership pays for TPWF membership only and not for the chance to win the Guided Fishing Experience with Jako Lucas and Dagon Apparel Company. Members who join or renew between January 1 and August 16 are automatically entered in the drawing.
 
 
 
  Story #3: Nonprofit Takeover Benefits TPWF  


We Will Not Be Tamed ambassador Edgar Diaz is proud to join TPWF in raising awareness and encouraging all Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state.

Edgar has raised funds for conservation organizations around the world by donating a percentage of sales from his company Sight Line Provisions for a specific time period, which he promotes through his social media channels. This weekend on July 17 and July 18, Edgar plans on donating up to 50% of all online sales to support TPWF’s work!

We encourage you to check it out, and support TPWF with a purchase from Sight Line Provisions. 

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  Story #4: Mentoring Future Hunters, Anglers & Conservationists  


Stewards of the Wild, TPWF’s young professionals’ organization is inspiring the next generation of conservationists through mentored hunting and fishing opportunities.

The experiences offer young professionals the opportunity to learn about conservation and ethical hunting and fishing while advancing Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserving our state’s wildlife, habitat, and natural resources.

Stewards of the Wild is partnering with the Texas Wildlife Association and others to provide mentored hunting opportunities for our members who have little to no experience. Past participants have raved about the experience, and this will be our fourth year offering this opportunity.

Only Stewards of the Wild members are eligible to participate.

The Mentored Hunt Application for the 2021-2022 season is now live. If you or anyone you know are a new or novice hunter, we encourage you to join Stewards of the Wild and apply.

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  Story #5: Go the Distance for Wild Things and Wild Places!  


TPWF is thrilled to partner once again with our friends who have organized the Texas Distance Challenge to benefit the wild things and wild places of Texas! 

You can walk, run or ride miles and miles across Texas, and every mile logged from July 1, 2021- April 30, 2022 is eligible. A portion of every registration will benefit TPWF. You can choose to run or ride the equivalent distance between Texline to Padre Island (814 miles), or you can really go for it and do the equivalent of the full loop around the Texas borders, which is 3,612 miles.

Let’s go!

“Register”

 
 
 
  Story #6: Save the Date for Gear Up for Game Wardens Auction!  

 

TPWF is in the midst of gathering fabulous auction items to support TPWF’s Gear Up for Game Wardens program!

Gear Up for Game Wardens supports Texas Game Wardens by providing specialty gear to help them do their jobs more effectively. Since 2017, generous donors have helped provide equipment ranging from thermal search and rescue drones to sidescan sonars and more.

Proceeds from the online auction will provide program support and ensure that Gear Up for Game Wardens can continue its work to get much needed equipment in the hands of your Texas Game Wardens.

The online auction will be held Sept. 21-23. Stay tuned for details coming soon and save the date!

 

 

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