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April 20, 2020

Texas State Parks Begin Reopening

Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day use on Monday, April 20. All state parks that can reopen will be open for day use only. Advanced day-use reservations are required. Reservations will be taken starting […]
April 16, 2020

Virtual Ranger Programs Available Through May 2

AUSTIN— The Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program is leading the #TexasOutdoorFamilyCampIn, a month long online initiative encouraging families to learn outdoor skills together. This series, taking place through April, will culminate in a backyard or indoor […]
April 16, 2020

Illegal Helicopter Hunting, Illegal Artifact Digging & More

These are notes from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department game wardens. This is Hawkward A Hardin County game warden was at the Beaumont District Office when he received a call from the manager of the local […]
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
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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 […]
March 26, 2020

Zebra Mussels Found In Texas Mega Bass Lake

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo to the statewide list of lakes designated as positive for invasive zebra mussels after multiple specimens were found in the lake in 2019. […]
February 25, 2020

Bass Research Hits A Snag

A largemouth bass tracking study launched last November on Toledo Bend Reservoir by Texas Parks Wildlife Department inland fisheries biologists has hit a bump in the road that has scientists looking for ways to get their […]
January 9, 2020

TX Anglers Reel In Record Catches

AUSTIN – Since 1971, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Angler Recognition Program has recognized fishing excellence by maintaining the fish record lists for all public and private water bodies across the state. Participation in the program has […]
January 1, 2020

Eastern Turkey Release (Video)

Eastern Turkey Release “There he goes!” My daughter Faith excitedly proclaimed those words as she cracked open a box and released an Eastern turkey into the wilds of Titus County, TX. We went to document the […]
December 18, 2019

Bighorns & Muleys on Elephant Mountain

Three weeks ago I had the incredible privilege of visiting Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) south of Alpine, TX. Benny Benavidez with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) escorted me to the top of […]