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TPWD Sets Panhandle Pheasant Scoping Meetings

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking for public input on possible changes to the traditional first weekend in December opening date for pheasant season in the Panhandle. A series of scoping meetings is set for January to give the public additional opportunities to comment. “The…


Coastal Fisheries Bay Team Tournament Slated for Aransas Pass

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a Coastal Fisheries Bay Team tournament targeting flounder for 6 a.m. until noon Nov. 15 at Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass. The program, launched in 2005, is designed to recruit experienced anglers to assist TPWD with collecting…


Franklin Mountains State Park to Grow By Almost 1,700 Acres

AUSTIN, Texas — The largest urban wilderness park in the continental United States — Franklin Mountains State Park in El Paso — is destined to grow even bigger as a result of action taken Thursday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Commissioners directed the executive director to take steps…


Camping 101-South Texas Style Offered At Texas State Parks

LAREDO, Texas — South Texas families who may have always wanted to go camping together, but weren’t sure how to go about it, are encouraged to consider bilingual weekend campouts this winter at state parks near the Texas central coast, the Laredo area and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Earlier…


TPWD to Consider Sweeping Deer Hunting Regulation Changes

AUSTIN, Texas -The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has transitioned away from political boundaries for the purpose of monitoring white-tailed deer populations and toward biologically-based communities or Resource Management Units (RMUs). The department has identified 33 unique RMUs across the state having similar soils, vegetation types and land use practices…


Ike Impact on Coastal Fisheries Mixed, but Overall May be Beneficial

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Ike, which devastated communities and residents of the upper Texas Gulf coast Sept. 12-13 may ultimately prove beneficial to the marine organisms that also call the area home. That’s the preliminary conclusion of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division biologists. “We may have some…


Texas Bighorn Sheep Numbers Continue to Climb

AUSTIN, Texas -The last wild desert bighorn sheep in Texas was seen in a remote area of far West Texas a half century ago, in October 1958. That might have been the last chapter for the majestic animal in the Lone Star State, but today, thanks to ongoing efforts to…


Emergency Notice: Hurricane Ike News Updates – 9/19/2008

The Texas Governor’s Office is coordinating official communication about Ike for the State of Texas, including TPWD activities. For complete information, see the Texas governor’s web site at http://governor.state.tx.us/, or news media may phone the press office at (512) 463-1826. Check TPWD news releases for information sent by Texas Parks…


Ike Update From TPWD: Game Wardens Deployed, 32 State Parks Closed, Others Accept Evacuees

9/13/2008 – Below is information sent by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Governor’s Press Office today. The governor’s office is coordinating official communication about Ike for the State of Texas, including TPWD activities. The following information is provided as a service and convenience for TPWD’s audience. For complete…


Mentored Dove Hunting Workshop Sept. 19-20 at Justin Hurst WMA

AUSTIN, Texas — An innovative public hunting opportunity for newcomers, the Mentored Hunting Permit, will launch this fall with a dove hunting workshop Sept. 19-20 at the Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area near Freeport, Texas. The family-friendly event is designed to introduce participants to hunting and provide hands-on knowledge and…