Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

June 20, 2019

State Recommends Anglers “Go West”

With long summer holidays on the horizon, many anglers are looking for unique fishing destinations to explore with friends and family. This year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries staff are encouraging Texans to try heading […]
June 19, 2019

Endangered Falcon Found On Island

On June 1, researchers put leg bands on fuzzy Aplomado falcon chicks at Mustang Island State Park, where a pair of adult falcons occupy one of 67 artificial nest structures maintained along the Texas coast. A […]
May 14, 2019

Texas Bighorn Sheep Gets License Plate

Helping Texas Wild Sheep Texans can help the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in its wildlife conservation efforts through their purchase of the new Desert Bighorn Sheep conservation license plate, available now. The new plate sells for […]
May 2, 2019

Toyota Bassmaster Fest Begins Today

World class bass fishing, shopping, live music and a variety of outdoor activities are coming to Texas’ most iconic bass fishing lake for the third annual Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest (TBTF) benefitting Texas Parks and Wildlife […]
March 7, 2019

Freshwater Reg Proposals Include Bass, Garfish Changes

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. The proposed changes include modifications to the length limits and harvest regulations for largemouth bass, […]
March 5, 2019

TPWD Seeks Comment on 20-Inch Spread Proposal And More

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to hunting regulations for 2019-2020. The proposed changes include implementation and expansion of white-tailed deer “doe days,” an experimental mule deer […]
May 25, 2018

TPWD Rescinds Decision on Air Guns, Change Hunting Regs

Air Guns? Officials with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Commission have voted to “re-evaulate” a proposal that would permit the use of air guns and arrow guns to take certain game animals, game birds, alligators, […]
May 10, 2018

Game Wardens Crack Down On Illegal Commercial Fishing on Mexico Line

Game Wardens In Action Texas game wardens recently wrapped up a crackdown on illegal commercial fishing trade along the Texas-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, citing nearly two dozen retail fish dealers for a variety […]
April 2, 2018

Tiny Lake Kurth Produces 1st Sharelunker

Kurth Sharelunker For the first time in the 32 year history of the program, Kurth Reservoir in Lufkin has produced a Toyota ShareLunker entry. Angler Pablo Torres Jr. of Lufkin caught the 13.34 pound, 26 inch […]
October 25, 2017

Mystery of Texas Tarpon (Video)

Heralded for their awe-inspiring jumps and tenacious power, tarpon are the stuff from which fish tales are spun. But over the last couple decades, their populations have taken a serious dive. Today, a group of scientists […]