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Texas Parks and Wildlife

TPWD Public Hunt Drawing System Going Paperless

AUSTIN – Effective with this summer’s applications, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s popular Public Hunt Drawing System will be online-only. The Public Hunt Drawing System offers affordable hunting experiences in more than two dozen different hunt categories, including eight specifically for youth only. Applications will only be accepted online…

Texas Pronghorn Hunting

Experimental Pronghorn Season Set to Open Saturday, September 28 in Texas Panhandle

A new experimental hunting season in parts of the Texas Panhandle Sept. 28-Oct. 6 will allow landowners to control harvest of buck pronghorn on their properties. The experimental season will be in herd units 8, 17, and 25, which include portions of Dallam, Hartley, Sherman, Moore, Roberts, and Gray counties….

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Public Meetings Planned for Local Park Grant Program

AUSTIN— The 83rd Legislature has restored approximately half of the Texas Recreation Parks Account (TRPA) and Large County & Municipality Recreation and Parks Account funding for the 2014-2015 biennium. Funding will become available in 2014 for the Local Park Grant Program and for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). As…

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TPWD Taking Public Comment on Use of Dogs to Trail Wounded Deer

Hearings Slated for Woodville, Lufkin and Hemphill Hunters could use dogs to trail a wounded deer in 12 counties in East Texas, a practice that has been prohibited in this area of the state since 1990, under a proposal being considered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A series…

Learn to Mountain Bike and Camp Like a Pro

Learn to Mountain Bike and Camp Like a Pro in Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park Hosting Biking Weekend as Part of Texas Outdoor Family Program SAN FELIPE—Staff at Texas State Parks began the Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program a few years ago to encourage more people to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Texas Outdoors—teaching entire…

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Turns 50 This Year

Agency Calls for Texans To Share Stories, Photos, Become Ambassadors for the Future AUSTIN – In the late summer of 1963, the most popular show on television was “The Beverly Hillbillies,” a gallon of gas cost 29 cents, the University of Texas Longhorns were headed toward their first national football…

Frontier Day Lives Again in Texas at Abilene State Park

Outdoor Event Also Marks 20th Anniversary of Buffalo Soldiers Program TUSCOLA, TX—A one-time popular annual event celebrating 19th-Century life on the rugged Texas plains, Frontier Day is again a part of Abilene State Park and scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 3. From noon to 4 p.m., park visitors…

Cleanup Efforts Underway at Fire-blackened Bastrop State Park in Texas

BASTROP – Bastrop State Park will be closed through at least October as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel continue to douse hot spots on the mostly-burned property and begin assessing damage as well as developing a plan to get the park reopened to the public. Tuesday, a week after…

Embark on a family camping adventure this spring

AUSTIN, Texas – Maybe you’ve already given camping a shot and are ready for that next step in your camping experience. Perhaps you’ve never camped before, but are looking to find that perfect park to spend the night under the stars, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily…

Catfish in Lake Fork? Who Knew?

ATHENS—Stan Kuhn knew. So did Kenneth Jones. Both Lake Fork fishing guides have been putting clients on Lake Fork’s plentiful blue, channel and flathead catfish for years. Most people think of big bass when they think of Lake Fork, and for good reason. The lake has produced 246 of the…