Iconic Whooping Cranes Making Way to Texas Coast

Iconic Whooping Cranes Making Way to Texas Coast

First Sightings Reported Near Rockport AUSTIN – With the first sightings last week of iconic, endangered whooping cranes along the Texas coast, the Texas Parks…

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Texas Master Naturalist Program Marks 20 Years and Hits $100 Million Value in Service

Texas Master Naturalist Program Marks 20 Years and Hits $100 Million Value in Service

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Master Naturalist program has reached 4.4 million volunteer service hours valued at more than $100 Million. This major milestone marks the 20th…

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New Online Features Make Visits to Texas State Parks Easier in 2019

New Online Features Make Visits to Texas State Parks Easier in 2019

AUSTIN—In 2019, it will be easier than ever to plan day and overnight visits to Texas State Parks thanks to improvements in the online reservation…

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Powderhorn Ranch Becomes Texas’ Newest Wildlife Management Area

Powderhorn Ranch Becomes Texas’ Newest Wildlife Management Area

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Transfers Acclaimed Conservation Land AUSTIN – Over 15,000 acres of the Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County,…

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Prospects Still Scattered Ahead of Quail Season Opener

Prospects Still Scattered Ahead of Quail Season Opener

AUSTIN – This year’s quail season opens Saturday, Oct. 27 like a covey rise, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s experts; everything’s up…

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Texas Oyster Season Opens Nov. 1 with Multiple Closings

Texas Oyster Season Opens Nov. 1 with Multiple Closings

TEXAS- The Texas commercial and recreational oyster season opens Nov. 1, 2018 and closes April 30, 2019. However, nine areas will remain closed despite the…

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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. The Dog Fetched Them Up Dogs are known for bringing…

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Enjoy Spooky Times at Texas State Parks Throughout October

Enjoy Spooky Times at Texas State Parks Throughout October

AUSTIN— Enjoy some hauntingly good fun this October at a Texas State Park. Throughout the month, parks are hosting a variety of family-friendly Halloween-themed events…

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Public Notice on Outbreaks of Avian Paramyxovirus in Texas

Public Notice on Outbreaks of Avian Paramyxovirus in Texas

EL PASO – Recently, a number of Eurasian collared doves near El Paso have tested positive for avian paramyxovirus, specifically Pigeon Paramyxovirus-1, or PPMV-1. Dead…

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Texas Trustees to Hold Annual Public Meeting Oct. 15

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Texas Trustees to Hold Annual Public Meeting Oct. 15

GALVESTON- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Damage (NRDA) Trustee Texas Implementation Group (TIG) will hold a public meeting Oct. 15 on the Texas A&M University…

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