There’s more to the state of Texas than large buildings, oil wells and highways — much more and a short-film tour hitting 11 cities in the Lone Star state aims to show natural wonders outside the state’s urban centers.
The Wild Texas Film Tour will travel throughout the state in September and October and will make stops in Dallas and Fort Worth.
The tour will present wildlife and conservation stories interspersed with gorgeous visuals — the true wild side of the state.
The Wild Texas Film Tour will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Dallas; and on at 6 p.m. Oct. 26, at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., in Fort Worth.
It’s made possible by Dallas-based Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation (TPWF), YETI, The Borderlands Research Institute, King Land & Water, and Epic Provisions.
It’s an engaging way to involve Texans in conservation, TPWF Executive Director Anne Brown said.
“The more people are aware of these issues, the more involved they will become in conserving the wild things and wild places in Texas,” she said in a release.
Filmmaker and conservationist Ben Masters hosts the tour, which features spectacular views, from the mountains of West Texas, to the Panhandle plains, to piney woods of the east, and south to the Gulf Coast.
Outdoor photographers, anglers, outdoors people, conservationists, and wildlife enthusiasts from throughout the state will make appearances during the tour.
TPWF’s young professional’s organization, Stewards of the Wild, will be involved in the tour in several locations.
The true stars of the film are the denizens that make up Texas’ wildlife population, from deer to ocelots to coyotes.
Spectacular filmmaking shows these animals in their natural habitat as they stalk their prey, dash across open prairie, or relax on grassy plains.
In short, “The Wild Texas Film Tour” aims to show another side of Texas that lies outside city limits.
Tickets at both DFW locations are $20, and will include additional programs and speakers.
For additional information, visit the tour’s website.