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‘Wild Texas’ Film Tour: Coming To a City Near You

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Filmmaker and conservationist Ben Masters will be hosting an 11-city speaking tour, featuring inspiring adventures and conservation stories, as well as a screening of his new film, “Wild Texas.” Masters splits his time between Montana, Texas, and the mountains in between. Masters holds a degree in Wildlife Biology from Texas A&M University. The goal of this tour is to showcase important local conservation issues, inspire viewers to engage in grassroots efforts and increase recruitment for local conservation organizations.

The tour kicks off on September 21 in San Antonio and hits most every major city and town from deep South Texas to the panhandle to El Paso. It wraps up in Fort Worth on October 26. At each showing, you’ll be able to meet some of the characters in the short films, the folks behind the cameras, and some of the best photographers, anglers, outdoorsmen, and wildlife enthusiasts in the great state of Texas.

This film series is made possible by, (among others) the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, The Borderlands Research Institute at Sul Ross, as well as Stewards of the Wilda young professionals program supporting the mission of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The event begins with viewings of the short films along with question and answers sessions with the characters in the films. Topics will range from mountain lion territory size to redfish recipes, to bat fungus. Tickets are priced from $25 each. Learn more about the film tour and purchase advance tickets here.