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Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 And The State Of Turkey Hunting

COVID-19 hit right as turkey season was opening throughout the nation. By far the nation’s most popular spring hunting activity, it has taken a big hit as some states have closed down turkey hunting opportunities (Washington) […]
April 7, 2020
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Texas State Parks Closed Until Further Notice

AUSTIN—At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and […]
April 7, 2020

NRA Urges Governors To Keep Public Land Open

The National Rifle Association, along with other pro-hunting organizations, sent a letter to governors of all 50 states on Friday urging them to keep public lands open for hunting and fishing during the COVID-19 pandemic.​ “Now, […]
April 3, 2020

Animal Rightists Using Pandemic Against Hunters, Anglers

As COVID-19 the coronavirus causes unprecedented closures of national borders, access to areas and facilities, animal rightists are using it to attack hunters and anglers. In a shocking report, Chester Moore details how three states have […]
April 3, 2020

Coronavirus And Its Shocking Global Impact On Wildlife

COVID-19-the coronavirus has caused historic lockdowns of access to countries, states and communities around the world. And while the human risk should be the first priority, there is huge concern for an impact on wildlife. This […]
April 2, 2020

Many Texas National Forest Sites Closed Due To COVID-19

Multiple recreation sites on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas have been closed due to the coronavirus according to officials with the U.S. Forest Service. The following additional recreation sites will be closed and unavailable […]
March 31, 2020

Abbott Says Hunting, Fishing “Essential Activities”

Today, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for Texas that will override previous local orders and be in effect through April 30th. The protocols allow exceptions for essential activities […]
March 30, 2020

COVID-19: “Non-Essential” Travel From Louisiana Requires 14-Day Quarantine

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive ordering quarantine for persons entering Texas from Louisiana. That would include Texans entering into Louisiana and returning. The following passage is directly from the order. Every person who enters […]
March 30, 2020

Popular Texas Beaches Closed

Two orders are in effect as of Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2020, at 2:45 p.m. closing all public beaches in Galveston and restricting vehicle traffic on the beach west of the end of the Seawall. By […]
March 30, 2020

Trump Declares Gun Stores “Critical”

As NRA is actively fighting gun store closures across the country, President Trump’s newly-updated DHS guidance echoes what the NRA is arguing in court: that firearms and ammunition retailers are “critical infrastructure.” On March 28, DHS’s Cybersecurity […]
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