Record Number of Visitors Participate in 2019 First Day Hikes

Record Number of Visitors Participate in 2019 First Day Hikes

AUSTIN— The chilly start to the New Year did little to discourage the 3,938 visitors that hit the trail at a Texas State Park for…

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Toyota ShareLunker Program Wraps up 2018 with 486 Entries from 89 Lakes Across the State

Toyota ShareLunker Program Wraps up 2018 with 486 Entries from 89 Lakes Across the State

AUSTIN – At the beginning of 2018, the Toyota ShareLunker program debuted a new year-long season for anglers to enter their 8 pound and larger…

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TPWD Urges Hunters and Landowners to be Vigilant for Signs of Chronic Wasting Disease after Recent Tests Confirm CWD in White-tailed and Mule Deer in Existing Containment Zones

TPWD Urges Hunters and Landowners to be Vigilant for Signs of Chronic Wasting Disease after Recent Tests Confirm CWD in White-tailed and Mule Deer in Existing Containment Zones

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in three white-tailed deer in Medina, Dallam, and Hartley Counties,…

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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. Rapid Rescue Earlier this month, game wardens were patrolling for…

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Team TOJ

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Team TOJ

Wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Sincerely, The Texas Outdoors Journal Team

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Cast into the New Year with Free Youth Fishing at the Tyler Nature Center Jan. 5 and Jan. 12

Cast into the New Year with Free Youth Fishing at the Tyler Nature Center Jan. 5 and Jan. 12

TYLER – Looking for a unique, family-friendly New Year’s resolution that you can accomplish right here in Tyler? Here’s an idea – take the family…

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Tell 2018 to Take a Hike with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park

Tell 2018 to Take a Hike with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park

AUSTIN— Hit the trails at a state park on New Year’s Day and participate in a First Day Hike. As part of the national initiative,…

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Battleship Texas to Re-Open Third Deck, Engine Room Jan. 5

Battleship Texas to Re-Open Third Deck, Engine Room Jan. 5

LA PORTE — Operation Full Steam Ahead, the final phase of repairs, cleaning and safety upgrades to the third deck of the Battleship Texas is…

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Texas Game Wardens Target Illegal Oystering with Operation Reef Safeguard I

Texas Game Wardens Target Illegal Oystering with Operation Reef Safeguard I

AUSTIN –Texas game wardens in Calhoun and Aransas counties last week led a multi-agency law enforcement surge operation targeting illegal commercial oyster harvest and possession…

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Rodney Franklin Named Texas State Parks Division Director

Rodney Franklin Named Texas State Parks Division Director

AUSTIN— Rodney Franklin, a 27-year veteran of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, has been selected as the Texas State Parks Division Director. Franklin, previously…

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