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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NOAA Announces the 2020 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational For-Hire Season

NOAA Announces the 2020 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational For-Hire Season

WHAT/WHEN:The 2020 red snapper fishing season for vessels with federal for-hire reef fish permits is 62 days in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico…

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Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered at Deer Breeding Facility in Kimble County

Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered at Deer Breeding Facility in Kimble County

AUSTIN – Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in a 5 ½-year-old white-tailed deer in a Kimble County deer breeding facility, marking the first…

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TPWD Sets Public Scoping Meetings to Gather Input on Oyster Mariculture

TPWD Sets Public Scoping Meetings to Gather Input on Oyster Mariculture

AUSTIN– The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on the draft proposed rules for the Texas cultivated oyster mariculture program. Under…

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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Saltwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2020-2021

TPWD Seeking Public Input on Saltwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2020-2021

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations for 2020-2021. These changes…

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