TPWD Biologist Receives 2017 Ken Cook Friend of B.A.S.S. Fisheries Award

TPWD Biologist Receives 2017 Ken Cook Friend of B.A.S.S. Fisheries Award

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department inland fisheries biologist and avid bass angler Todd Driscoll of Jasper received the Ken Cook Friend of B.A.S.S…

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Twelfth Annual Texas-National Archery Championship Draws Record 2,174 Children, 85 Schools to Belton

Twelfth Annual Texas-National Archery Championship Draws Record 2,174 Children, 85 Schools to Belton

AUSTIN – More than 2,100 students from 85 schools across Texas are gathered at the Bell County Expo Center this week for the 12th annual…

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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. Unabridged Violation Game wardens in Limestone and Freestone counties filed…

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Fungus that Causes White-nose Syndrome in Bats Detected in Texas

Fungus that Causes White-nose Syndrome in Bats Detected in Texas

The fungus that causes deadly white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats has been detected in Texas for the first time. The syndrome has killed millions…

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission Awards $15.86 Million in Local Park Grants to Texas Communities

Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission Awards $15.86 Million in Local Park Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today approved close to $16 million in competitive local park grants to help fund projects that will…

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Two TPWD Staff Receive National Wild Turkey Federation Awards

Two TPWD Staff Receive National Wild Turkey Federation Awards

AUSTIN— Two Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff were recognized by Executive Director Carter Smith as recipients of National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) awards…

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TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest in an Additional Area of Matagorda Bay

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest in an Additional Area of Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-16 in Matagorda Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning Saturday, March 25,…

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Bobby Whiteside, Gulf States Toyota Named 2017 TFF Hall of Fame Inductees

Bobby Whiteside, Gulf States Toyota Named 2017 TFF Hall of Fame Inductees

ATHENS – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Bobby Whiteside, a professor, author and avid bass angler; and Gulf States Toyota, a longtime sponsor…

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NOAA Fishery Announces the Federal Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season Will Close March 24, 2017

NOAA Fishery Announces the Federal Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season Will Close March 24, 2017

WHAT/WHEN: Recreational harvest of greater amberjack in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on March 24, 2017,…

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Wyler Aerial Tramway Celebrates 16 Year Anniversary of Reopening

Wyler Aerial Tramway Celebrates 16 Year Anniversary of Reopening

EL PASO – Wyler Aerial Tramway at Franklin Mountains State Park is celebrating its 16 year anniversary since its reopening and the public is invited…

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