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Texas Forest Service - Hunter Television Spot, no. 6

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    •  Going hunting today?  If you are, the Texas Forest Service urges you to be very careful with your matches and smokes.  The woods of east Texas are as dry as tinder.  Winds are high.  Forest fires are on the increase.  A single spark can start a dangerous wildfire 
     
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    This short television spot presented by the Texas Forest Service urges all East Texas hunters to help prevent forest fires by ensuring that their smokes and matches are completely extinguished.

    Established as a result of the organization of the Texas Forest Association in 1914 and the forestry law passed by the Texas legislature in 1915 the Texas Forest Service is directed by a state forester appointed by the board of directors of Texas A&M College. When it was founded, the objectives of the Texas Forest Service were to persuade and aid private owners of forest land in practicing forestry and converting submarginal agricultural lands to productive forests; to protect private forest lands against forest wildfires, insects, and disease; to inform the public of the contribution that forests, a renewable natural resource, make to the economy of the state; to educate Texans in uses and abuses of forest products; and to assist forest products industries in developing new products and improving production techniques. Currently, the Texas Forest Service's mission focuses on providing statewide leadership to assure the state's trees, forests and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the benefit of all.