Balmorhea State Park Closes Sept. 3 for Maintenance Projects

Balmorhea State Park Closes Sept. 3 for Maintenance Projects

TOYAHVALE— Balmorhea State Park is closing its gates Sept. 3 for continued park improvements scheduled to run through Spring 2020. The closure of the park…

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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. Wardens Catch Up to East Texas Poaching Ring Game wardens…

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New Texas Laws Affecting Feral Hog Hunting, License Validation Take Effect Sept. 1

New Texas Laws Affecting Feral Hog Hunting, License Validation Take Effect Sept. 1

AUSTIN – Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that beginning Sept. 1, you won’t even need a…

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Game Wardens Stress Safe Boating over Labor Day Weekend as Kali’s Law Takes Effect

Game Wardens Stress Safe Boating over Labor Day Weekend as Kali’s Law Takes Effect

AUSTIN – Game wardens will be out in force patrolling the waterways over the Labor Day holiday weekend to help ensure Texans make it back…

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TPW Commission Recognize Prosecutor of the Year Award Winner, Quail Forever Donation

TPW Commission Recognize Prosecutor of the Year Award Winner, Quail Forever Donation

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPW) recognized Prosecutor of the Year award winner Wiley “Sonny” McAfee and Quail Forever during today’s meeting for…

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Conditions Ripe for Prime Texas Dove Hunting

Conditions Ripe for Prime Texas Dove Hunting

AUSTIN – While most Texans are sweltering under a brutal August heat wave, savvy dove hunters will gladly suffer along providing conditions don’t change before…

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Revamped Mobile Apps Must Haves for Texas Hunters, Anglers

Revamped Mobile Apps Must Haves for Texas Hunters, Anglers

AUSTIN – When gearing up for hunting and fishing this fall, be sure to include two items from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that…

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Drawing for Trinity River Alligator Gar Harvest Authorization Opens Aug. 15

Drawing for Trinity River Alligator Gar Harvest Authorization Opens Aug. 15

New statewide alligator gar fishing regulations also go into effect Sept. 1 AUSTIN – Starting Sept. 1, anglers must have special authorization through a random…

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TPWD, Audubon Texas Launch Bird City Texas Certification Initiative

TPWD, Audubon Texas Launch Bird City Texas Certification Initiative

AUSTIN – The Bird City Texas Program (BCT), a new community-focused conservation program designed to support critical bird habitat, is empowering towns to make meaningful…

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Six Texas State Parks and Historic Sites Transfer to the Texas Historical Commission Sept. 1

Six Texas State Parks and Historic Sites Transfer to the Texas Historical Commission Sept. 1

AUSTIN— Beginning Sept. 1, the operation and maintenance of six Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) sites will be transferred to the Texas Historical Commission…

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