Black-Capped Vireo Soars to Recovery Thanks to Conservation Partnerships; Service Delists the Songbird from ESA

Black-Capped Vireo Soars to Recovery Thanks to Conservation Partnerships; Service Delists the Songbird from ESA

AUSTIN — Not so long ago the black-capped vireo nearly went extinct. Goats ate their way through this songbird’s habitat and brown-headed cowbirds commandeered their…

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to Revisit Air Gun/Air Bow Rules at May Public Meeting

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to Revisit Air Gun/Air Bow Rules at May Public Meeting

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has delayed until its public meeting in Lubbock on May 24 any final rulemaking on the use…

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Catfish Season Returns to Neighborhood Fishin’ Lakes Across Texas

Catfish Season Returns to Neighborhood Fishin’ Lakes Across Texas

AUSTIN – With spring underway and summer break on the horizon, many Texas families are looking for ways to get outside and connect with nature….

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Texas Participation Needed for 2018 City Nature Challenge

Texas Participation Needed for 2018 City Nature Challenge

AUSTIN – Cities around the world will compete April 27-30 to see which urban area has the most nature and the most engaged residents. This…

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Texas Game Wardens Put Dent in Illegal Oystering Through Operation Secure Coastal Bend

Texas Game Wardens Put Dent in Illegal Oystering Through Operation Secure Coastal Bend

AUSTIN – A multi-agency law enforcement surge operation led by Texas game wardens has made a sizable dent in illegal commercial oyster harvest and possession…

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TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest in Areas of Copano Bay

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest in Areas of Copano Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-32 in Copano Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning Saturday, April 14,…

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Game Warden Field Notes

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. A Game Show Host A Zavala County game warden recently…

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Commission Approves Changes to Fishing Regulations for 2018-19

Commission Approves Changes to Fishing Regulations for 2018-19

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s fishing regulations that includes standardizing harvest regulations for largemouth…

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Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads into Central Texas

Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads into Central Texas

First Ever Detection in Popular Mexican Free-Tailed Bat AUSTIN — The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats, detected for the first time in…

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Wildflowers and Blooming Plants Putting on a Show at Texas State Parks

Wildflowers and Blooming Plants Putting on a Show at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks have gone Technicolor with a show stopping display of bright blues, vibrant pinks, deep reds and rich yellows. Texas is the home to…

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