National Safe Boating Week Reminds Texans to Stay Safe on the Water

National Safe Boating Week Reminds Texans to Stay Safe on the Water

AUSTIN – As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boater education and law enforcement are reminding Texans to be safe…

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Laborcitas Creek Ranch Receives 2018 Leopold Conservation Award® for Texas

Laborcitas Creek Ranch Receives 2018 Leopold Conservation Award® for Texas

AUSTIN – At a time when the great grasslands of South Texas face threats such as land ownership fragmentation and non-native invasive grasses, Laborcitas Creek…

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2018 Texas State-Fish Art Contest Winners Announced

2018 Texas State-Fish Art Contest Winners Announced

ATHENS— The 2018 Texas Division of the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest first place winners include Juliann Dooley of Warren for grades 10-12, Madeleine Alexander…

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Memorial Ceremony in Athens to Honor Fallen Texas Game Wardens

Memorial Ceremony in Athens to Honor Fallen Texas Game Wardens

AUSTIN — Each day, over 550 Texas game wardens dedicate themselves to protecting the state’s natural resources. It’s a legacy they’ve carried on since game…

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Collaborative Conservation Efforts Put Once Near Extinct Texas Cactus on Path to Recovery, Prompt Change in Federal Protected Status

Collaborative Conservation Efforts Put Once Near Extinct Texas Cactus on Path to Recovery, Prompt Change in Federal Protected Status

AUSTIN — In 1979 with fewer than 200 plants known to exist, the Tobusch fishhook cactus was thought to be almost extinct. Thanks to the…

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Balmorhea State Park Pool Closed Until Further Notice

Balmorhea State Park Pool Closed Until Further Notice

BALMORHEA— Due to structural failure, the Balmorhea State Park pool will be closed until further notice pending repairs. Damage to the concrete apron under the diving board,…

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Gulf Shrimp Season Closing on Tuesday, May 15

Gulf Shrimp Season Closing on Tuesday, May 15

AUSTIN- The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset on Tuesday, May 15 until…

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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. License Holder Makes Handy Stash While on patrol, a Willacy…

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NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today unanimously…

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Guadalupe Bass Creating Memories for Texas Anglers

Guadalupe Bass Creating Memories for Texas Anglers

Prize Giveaway Centered Around the State Fish Continues Through Dec. 31 AUSTIN – In 2017, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Llano River…

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