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20 More Days of Dove Hunting Tops Slate of Proposed Regulation Changes in Texas

20 More Days of Dove Hunting Tops Slate of Proposed Regulation Changes in Texas

AUSTIN – Texas dove hunters would get an additional 20 days this fall under proposed changes to the 2016-17 Statewide Hunting Proclamation for Migratory Game Birds up for public comment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a 90-day Texas dove season, the longest in 80 years. In addition,…


Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana

LSU-Shreveport Wins FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Opener on Somerville Lake

BRENHAM, Texas – The Louisiana State University-Shreveport team of Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Somerville Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team…


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…


Near shore artificial reefs build fish habitat, coastal economy

Reefing operations began in Port Mansfield last week in a joint project between the Coastal Conservation Association, Habitat Today for Fish Tomorrow and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Over 4,000 concrete culverts will be deployed about seven nautical miles offshore from Port Mansfield. These artificial forms will join 800 other culverts…


Drought Impacts on Texas Reservoirs Mounting

ATHENS—Following the drought of record of the 1950s, Texas built dozens of reservoirs designed to maintain an adequate water supply should another drought of equal severity occur. That time has come, and the coming months will reveal if those reservoirs are equal to the task. The outcome is anything but…


Cleveland Angler Sets New State Catch-and-Release Record for Alligator Gar

ATHENS—Joseph Williams of Cleveland, Texas, fishes the Trinity River below Lake Livingston dam about 30 weekends a year, trying to catch big alligator gar and release them alive. In April he landed a 200-pound-plus monster that did not survive and became the rod and reel record for the Trinity, but…


Anglers to Target Grass Carp on Lake Conroe

Bow and rod-and-reel anglers will remove excess carp to aid native aquatic vegetation restoration ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries staff has partnered with the Texas Bowfishing Association (TBA) and the Texas BASS Federation Nation (TBFN) to conduct a grass carp removal tournament on Lake Conroe Saturday and…


National Fishing Day June 4 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week by making a family fishing trip affordable with free admission for kids 12 and under plus free fishing for the whole family and free hot dogs and drinks from 9:00 a.m. to…


Gulf Shrimp Season Closing May 15

AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday, May 15 until an unspecified time in July. The closing date is based on samples collected by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife…


Brownsville Angles for Guinness World Record of Fishing

ATHENS—Las Huellas Fishing Kids and the City of Brownsville will attempt to set a record for the world’s biggest fishing tournament on Saturday, May 21. Event organizer David Mendez hopes at least 1,000 kids will show up to fish for catfish in the resaca adjacent to the Brownsville Event Center…