As you probably know from the highly publicized 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation data, there’s been a significant drop in hunter and angler participation nationwide. But not in Texas. In the five-day period from August 30 to September 3, Texans bought 385,000 hunting and fishing licenses (about 250 per minute at peak times), added $12 million to TDPW coffers, and are ahead of last year’s pace when the state sold a record-high 3.2 million licenses.

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