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Hill Country Portal
A Powerful Information Database & Gateway Service for the Texas Hill Country
Focus Topic Profile For:
IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
The Hill Country has an abundance of natural resources that we find outdoors. We are blessed with such natural bounty. These outdoor resources are available to us to use wisely and with care, so all may enjoy and benefit for generations to come.
Here are some links to interesting information organized by type of resource and activity.
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HILL COUNTRY ADVENTURE PARKS, CHALLENGE COURSES & EXTREME SPORTS: Adventure Venues
HILL COUNTRY BATS & BAT CAVES: Bats & Bat Caves
HILL COUNTRY CAVES & CAVERNS: Caves & Caverns
HILL COUNTRY DUDE RANCHES: Dude Ranches
HILL COUNTRY FORTS: Forts
HILL COUNTRY GOLF COURSES: Golf
HILL COUNTRY HORSES, RIDING, STABLES: Horses & Riding
HILL COUNTRY HUNTING & FISHING: Hunting & Fishing
HILL COUNTRY LAVENDER: Lavender
HILL COUNTRY MOTORCYCLING: Motorcycling
HILL COUNTRY NATURAL RESOURCES: Hill Country Natural Resources. Covers water, land, wildlife, conservation, management
HILL COUNTRY PARKS, LAKES & RIVERS: Parks & Lakes
HILL COUNTRY PEACHES: Peaches
HILL COUNTRY RV PARKS & SERVICES: RV Parks & Services
HILL COUNTRY SUMMER CAMPS: Summer Camps
HILL COUNTRY TUBING & PADDLING: Tubing & Paddling
HILL COUNTRY WILDFLOWERS: Wildflowers
HILL COUNTRY WINERIES/VINEYARDS: Wineries
HILL COUNTRY PHOTO GALLERY: Photo Gallery
TEXAS HIKER: www.texashiker.com. All about hiking.
TEXAS HIKING: www.texashiking.com. Coverage of hiking statewide. Includes trail write-ups, photos and maps.
The Hill Country has many species of birds, and birding is a great opportunity to get outdoors, an activity the whole family can participate in year around. One great thing about birding is you can do it while you are enjoying other outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, or biking.
Don't miss our focus page referenced above on Hill Country: Bats & Bat Caves
AMERICAN BIRDING ASSOCIATION: www.americanbirding.org
AUDUBON TEXAS: www.audubon.org/chapter/tx/tx
BEST BIRDING LOCATIONS IN THE AUSTIN AREA: www.onr.com/user/andyd/Locations.html
DANDY NATURE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES: www.DandyNature.com
NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY: www.audubon.org
TEXAS DUCKS UNLIMITED: www.texasducks.org
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT: Check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Calendar of Events to find a birding event at state park near you.
If you are new to birding, here is a short but excellent "Introduction to Birding" article from TPWD, and an informative You Tube video on "Basics of Birding" that gives an overview of what you should bring, and what you can expect on your family birding adventure. More birding info at: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/birding
EXOTIC WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION (EWA): Kerrville: 800-752-5431. www.exoticwildlife.net. Provides information and contacts for members covering all aspects of exotic wildlife management including a game ranch directory, contacts for buying and selling exotic wildlife, marketing contacts.
HILL COUNTRY OUTDOORS: www.hillcountryoutdoors.com. Austin oriented.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES: www.sso.org/iafwa
PEDERNALES WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COOP: 830-868-4528; 4256 Rd 1320, Johnson City, TX 78636. Romelia & Harris Greenwood
TEXAS OUTDOORS JOURNAL: www.texasoutdoorsjournal.com
TEXAS RECREATION AND PARK SOCIETY: www.traps.org
TEXAS WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION (TWA): San Antonio: 1-800-839-9453. www.texas-wildlife.org. Dedicated to the conservation, management and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat on private lands.
TEXAS WILDLIFE DAMAGE MANAGEMENT SERVICE: 210-472-5451: San Antonio. http://agextension.tamu.edu/twdms/twdmshom.htm
TRAVEL TEXAS: www.traveltex.com
US SPORT FISH AND WILDLIFE RESTORATION: www.restorewildlife.org/main.cfm
WILDLIFE SERVICES (USDA-APHIS-WS): http://aphis.usda.gov/ws. Assists landowners in predator and nuisance animal control. This agency traps and removes animals in both urban and rural settings. Blanco, Gillespie, Llano and Mason counties: 830-896-6535, Hays County: 409-845-6201
WILD TEXAS: www.WildTexas.com. Guide to Texas parks, travel and outdoor recreation
STATE OF TEXAS OUTDOOR RESOURCES:
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- US Geological Survey
- US National Park Service
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
Come Relax & Enjoy!