Texas Fish & Game

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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 […]
July 31, 2017

CCA issues call to action on oysters

Officials with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) have issued a call to action for their membership and other Texas coastal anglers. Since 2008 the public oyster reefs in Texas have been continuously overfished by the commercial […]
April 6, 2017

Automated Online Managed Lands Deer Program Rollout Coming Soon

New system simplifies harvest recommendations, offers print at home tag issuance Landowners participating in the highly-popular Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) will be able to complete the enrollment process and print their tags online beginning this […]
April 6, 2017

Texas Game Wardens Uncover Massive Illegal Seafood Network in Houston

A Houston restaurateur and two local restaurant companies stand accused of operating an illegal seafood network that funneled nearly 28,000 pounds of unlawfully-caught finfish through their establishments at a profit estimated at more than $400,000. Based […]
March 23, 2017

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest in an Additional Area of Matagorda Bay

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-16 in Matagorda Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning Saturday, March 25, 2017. This closing is based on samples recently collected by TPWD in response […]
March 9, 2017

Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Abandoned Ship! Denton County game wardens responded to a call of an abandoned vessel on Lake Lewisville. The wardens were able […]
March 9, 2017

First Toyota ShareLunker Caught From Lake Naconiche

Angler Larry Mosby caught the second Toyota ShareLunker of the 2017 season Feb. 28 from Lake Naconiche near Nacogdoches. ShareLunker 567, a 13.06 pound largemouth bass, is the first ShareLunker from the lake to be submitted […]