Calling All Jakes: Texas Turkey Hunters Should See More Young Toms This Spring

Calling All Jakes: Texas Turkey Hunters Should See More Young Toms This Spring

AUSTIN – A great 2019 nesting season for wild turkeys means more young toms (or jakes) will be seen by hunters this spring. Jakes are…

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Texas State Parks, TPWD Facilities Limit Operations

Texas State Parks, TPWD Facilities Limit Operations

March 19, 2020 Starting at 8 a.m. March 21, to further enhance the safety of visitors and staff, Texas State Parks will no longer accept…

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March Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting Cancelled

March Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting Cancelled

AUSTIN – Amid growing public health concerns, the March meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission previously scheduled for March 25-26 has been…

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Out of an Abundance of Caution Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Sea Center Texas Closed Temporarily

Out of an Abundance of Caution Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Sea Center Texas Closed Temporarily

AUSTIN— With the uncertain and evolving health situation in the U.S., the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson are…

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Zebra Mussels Discovered for First Time in a West Texas Reservoir

Zebra Mussels Discovered for First Time in a West Texas Reservoir

AUSTIN –The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo to the statewide list of lakes designated as positive…

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Intern With a Texas Game Warden This Summer; Applications due March 27

Intern With a Texas Game Warden This Summer; Applications due March 27

AUSTIN— University students looking for a paid summer internship have the opportunity to gain hands-on job experience assisting Texas Game Wardens with patrols. There are…

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Game Warden Field Notes

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports. Gesundheit! On Feb. 15, a Real County game warden assisted the…

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White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Bat in Texas

White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Bat in Texas

AUSTIN – For the first time, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists have confirmed the disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) in a Texas bat. Up…

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Balmorhea State Park Closure Extended to Summer 2020

Balmorhea State Park Closure Extended to Summer 2020

TOYAHVALE— After careful consultation with onsite contractors, Balmorhea State Park’s closure has been extended to Summer 2020. The extended closure will allow contractors to continue…

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Two Toyota ShareLunker Bass Caught on Leap Day Weekend

Two Toyota ShareLunker Bass Caught on Leap Day Weekend

AUSTIN – If any superstitious anglers are wondering whether the Leap Day weekend is lucky or unlucky for catching the fish of a lifetime, two…

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