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Toyota ShareLunker Season Begins October 1

Toyota ShareLunker Season Begins October 1

ATHENS—The 30th season of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker program will begin October 1. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the Toyota ShareLunker program. Fish will…


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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…


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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…


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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…


Texas White Bass, Other Fisheries Threatened by Drought

Texas White Bass, Other Fisheries Threatened by Drought

Puxatawney Phil may herald the onset of spring for folks in the Northeast, but for Texans there is another signal: The beginning of the annual white bass run upstream from reservoirs into rivers. You’ll know when the white bass run is on by the pink blooms on redbud trees and…


Photography Takes Center Stage at Texas State Parks This March

Photography Takes Center Stage at Texas State Parks This March

AUSTIN – Channel your inner Ansel Adams or Wyman Meinzer this spring by heading to one of more than 90 Texas state parks and historic sites to photograph your friends and loved ones, wildflowers, wildlife and revered state landmarks. Snap away just for fun or record your best images to…


Winter Trout Stocking Program Locations Announced in Texas

AUSTIN – For an inexpensive, entry-level fishing experience the entire family can enjoy, it doesn’t get much easier than winter rainbow trout fishing in Texas. Beginning in December and continuing through March, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock upwards of 250,000 hatchery-reared rainbow trout at more than 100…


Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Deadline for submission of nominations is December 31 ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through December 31 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made in the categories of industry,…


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NBC Sports Network to Broadcast Toyota Texas Bass Classic Nationwide Nov. 11

ATHENS—More than 75 million homes will be able to watch this year’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) when it airs on NBC Sports Network November 11. Considered the world championship of bass fishing, the TTBC event was held in Conroe September 28-30 and featured three days of country music and…