Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

May 18, 2023

Don’t Laugh At A Sloth Bear!

Bears & Others Carnivores, an edition of the iconic Wide World of Animals series was one of my favorite books growing up. I would read it and gaze at the photos for hours while imagining encountering these creatures […]
May 3, 2023

USDA Making Moves On CWD Issue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making over $12 million available for states and Tribal governments, research institutions and universities to control and prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD) in […]
May 2, 2023

Oklahoma Examines Hog Removal Project

During a regular meeting March 6, the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission received an update on federal and state efforts to control feral swine across the state. Scott Alls, Oklahoma state director of Wildlife Services for the U.S. Department […]
April 25, 2023

States Collaborate On Bighorn Disease Issues

To improve the health of bighorn sheep (BHS) populations; a collaborative project between 3 states, two tribes, the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, and NGOs, exploring underlying factors that may affect M.ovi persistence/management and post-die-off efforts to […]
April 19, 2023

Avian Influenza Impacts Endangered Condor

Marble Canyon, Arizona – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed as the cause of mortality for three California condors found in northern Arizona, according to wildlife officials. The Arizona-Utah population moves throughout northern Arizona and southern […]
April 19, 2023

City Nature Challenge Makes Return

The City Nature Challenge is back in full force for the eighth year. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), through the Texas Nature Trackers program, invites all Texans to participate Friday, April 28, through Sunday, May 1, […]
April 13, 2023

Don’t Touch That Baby Animal!

Spring has sprung. With extended sunshine and milder days, more people are enjoying the outdoors as native wildlife adds new fawns and hatchlings to their broods. Texans may start to notice more wildlife in their backyard, […]
April 4, 2023

As Turkeys Go, So Do America’s Forests

“As wild turkeys go, so do America’s forests.” That revelation is what inspired award-winning wildlife journalist and conservationist Chester Moore to begin his Turkey Revolution project in 2019. “Particularly in the eastern half of the country, […]
April 3, 2023

NWTF: The Texas Turkey Story

The Texas Turkey Story Podcast
April 3, 2023

Tracking Texas Eastern Turkeys

Tracking Texas Eastern Turkeys By Chester Moore The speed at which a bulky wild turkey can take to the air and disappear into a forest canopy is impressive. Turkeys most often run when retreating but are […]