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Chuck Naiser & Flatsworthy

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Chuck Naiser’s passion for fishing, and for the coastal resources he loves, has evolved into a fierce determination to make a difference for the next generation that will enjoy these waters long after he is gone. In recent years, Chuck has formed Flatsworthy, an organization which encourages mutual respect among the many recreational users of the coastal flats of Texas. Flatsworthy recently completed a service project at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

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Experiencing a Culinary Ranch Retreat with Jesse Griffiths & Explore Ranches

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Llano Springs Ranch, 140 miles west of Austin and about 24 miles south of Junction, has been in the Vandivier family for 25 years. The Vandiviers have made every single one of those years count. When they acquired the ranch in 1994, the grasslands were crowded out by a monoculture of ashe juniper. Having learned from the successful efforts of landowners like David Bamberger and with a chainsaw, bulldozer, fire and a tremendous work ethic, the family turned back the ecological clock. Native grasses have returned to the rolling hillsides and springs flow stronger than ever into the South Llano River.

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Rare Opportunity to Enjoy Texas Ranches

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Looking for a unique outdoor adventure? Something off of the beaten path with access to views and opportunities like never before? TPWF partner, Explore Ranches may have just what you’re looking for.

Explore Ranches, an Austin-based company, launched a new vacation rental site offering exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime stays at private ranches in Texas and Colorado.

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Christmas Came Early for Juan Martinez

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Juan Martinez felt like a kid on Christmas morning when he picked up the keys to a brand-new Toyota Tundra at a Toyota dealership in San Antonio. Martinez was selected as the grand prize winner for the We Will Not Be Tamed sweepstakes, part of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) campaign that encourages all Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state.

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