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Cranes at sunset at Bosque del Apache NWR. Credit: USFWS. Cranes at sunset at Bosque del Apache NWR. Credit: USFWS.

Southwest Region Stories

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2018


A girl aims at a target with a bow and arrow. Credit: USFWS

  Attwater's prairie chicken dances in the sunset. Credit: John Magera, USFWS.      




Beating the Summertime Blues
July 11, 2018
  A Delicate Dance Insights from a Lifetime in Attwater’s Recovery
June 29, 2018
       
             
World Migratory Bird Day. Credit: Indu Roychowdhury   Biologist Lief Ahlm of Vermejo Park Ranch. Photo by Craig Springer, USFWS.
  Antique truck at the Couch Mountain Ranch. Credit: Steve Arey, USFWS.  
The Art of the Hunt story.

World Migratory Bird Day
June 13, 2018

  Artifacts of Epochs Past
June 11, 2018
  A Ripple Effect
June 11. 2018

  The Art of the Hunt
May 14, 2018
             

Tashjian Oral History. Credit: USFWS.

  Smallmouth bass. Credit: Shannon Brewer, OSU.
  Texas pimpleback mussel. Credit: Clint Robertson, TPWD.   Moreno bog pool.
Tashjian Oral History
May 2018
  Wandering Habits of Smallmouth Bass in Oklahoma
April 2018
  San Marcos Mussel Biologists Sciencing the Way
April 19, 2018
  Map Reading in the Mimbres Valley
April 5, 2018
             

Monarch butterfly.

  Texas Game Warden Preston Kleman at the Texas State Capitol in Austin for his graduation ceremony in 2017. Credit: USFWS.   “Hunting with my son means a great deal to me,” said Gavin’s father Shawn Paschall. Credit: USFWS.  


Flowers in a field at Wichita Mountains NWR. Credit: USFWS.

The Magnificent Monarch
Migration

April 2, 2018
  From Wildlife Refuge
to Elite
Law Enforcement

March 22, 2018
  First Deer Hunt at Buffalo Lake Wildlife
January 31, 2018
  Roosevelt's Game Preserve
January 31, 2018

2017


Texas is home to more that 50 mussel species, 12 of which are unique to the state. Credit: Gary Pandolfi, USFWS.

  Scouting can pay off for public lands hunters. Credit: Paul Balkenbush, USFWS.   Syndey Wooldridge earned a spot in the annual Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt. Credit: Brian Wooldridge, USFWS.   Quail habitat in New Mexico. Credit: Craig Springer, USFWS.
Mussel Building:
A gathering on mussel
conservation sets a
stage for success in
conserving native
Texas mussels

December 4, 2017
  Public Lands: Hagerman
National Wildlife Refuge
Consistently
Produces
Quality Deer
November 22, 2017
 

Turkey Hunting and
the Psalm of Life

October 25, 2017

  See with a
Hunter’s Heart

September 28, 2017
             

USFWS Southwest Region fish distribution truck wrap. Credit: Tammy Simmons, USFWS.

  Dr. Benjamin Tuggle addresses students at the University of Texas San Antonio. Credit: USFWS.   Hawaiian Hawk. Credit: © Joel Satore/NatGeo.   Colonel Todd Fox, U.S. Army Garrison Commander, Fort Hood, addresses the audience. Credit: USFWS.
It's a Wrap: A new
graphic vinyl wrap
covers the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service,
Southwest Region’s
fish distribution truck.

September 2017
  Developing Future
Conservationists
at the University
of Texas
at San Antonio

September 2017
 

Hawaiian Hawk
Hatched at
Comanche
Nation Aviary

August 2017

  Two Texas
Songbird
Populations
Improving
Thanks to
Efforts by
Largest U.S.
Army Installation

August 2017

 

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Last updated: July 11, 2018