Texas Fish & Game

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April 9, 2020

Gulf Red Snapper Season Set

AUSTIN- The private recreational angler red snapper season opens Monday, June 1, 2020 for a projected 63-days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. The season length is based on […]
April 9, 2020

Should TPWD Continue Or Fade Into The Sunset? Believe It Or Not-You Have Input

The Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the mission and performance of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and welcomes public comments on whether the agency is still needed and ideas to improve its operations 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 1, 2020

Great Whites Headed To Texas?

In 2005, Tide magazine published an article I wrote about great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Entitled “Jaws in the Gulf”?” it won a first-place prize in the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association Excellence In Craft competition […]
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 […]
March 21, 2020

Safest Place From Covid-19? The Great Outdoors

Life looks different from 6,000 feet. As someone who lives at about 10 feet elevation along the Gulf Coast, it’s awe-inspiring to see the world from this perspective, especially in Texas. Standing on the southwest corner […]
March 21, 2020

Delays In Firearm Background Checks-Requests Up 300 Percent

As our nation continues to navigate its response to the COVID-19, we recognize the firearm industry, like many other industries, is being impacted. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is aware of delays within the FBI’s […]
March 18, 2020

TPWD Hearing On Flounder, Other Regs Postponed Due to COVID-19

Amid growing public health concerns, the March meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission previously scheduled for March 25-26 has been canceled. All agenda items have been postponed until the May meeting. This includes […]