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New Group Pavilion Opens at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Multipurpose Rec Hall Named in Honor of Amarillo-area Benefactor CANYON, TX–Some 200 people from across the region turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the long-awaited Mack Dick Group Pavilion in the bottom of scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park on Thursday. The ceremony was accented with a dramatic…


Master Fly-fisher to Teach Class at TFFC Jan. 15, 2011

ATHENS—Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach fly-fishing for beginners at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens January 15, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The class is open to adults 18 and older. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring…


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…


Toyota ShareLunker #486 Comes from Lake Fork of Texas

ATHENS — Randy Williams of Staunton, Illinois, finally broke the ice: He caught Lake Fork’s first Toyota ShareLunker of the season on Tuesday, March 16. The fish weighed 13.0 pounds and was caught in three feet of water on a Senko. The good news for Lake Fork anglers was that…


TPWD Offering Chances to Win Lifetime Hunting License

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering Texas hunters and anglers the chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo hunting and fishing license — an $1,800 value — for only $5. Entries for the Lifetime License Drawing can be purchased anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are…


Texas Public Hunts Offer Affordable, Quality Experience

AUSTIN, Texas — Sportsmen looking for an affordable family activity should consider Texas’ public hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will be offering adult and youth only hunts by special drawing for a wide variety of species. Hunt schedules and applications are available upon request and online now….


Texas Moves to Protect Trophy Alligator Gar Fishery

ATHENS, Texas — The 82-inch, 140-pound alligator gar I pulled from the Trinity River in April 2008 will likely remain my fish of a lifetime. Many other anglers can probably say the same-or would love to be able to. That’s the goal of the new one-fish-per-day limit imposed on alligator…


‘Take Me Fishing 101’ Videos Help New Anglers Gear Up

AUSTIN, Texas — You walk into a sporting goods store and see a row of fishing poles hanging from a shelf.  All of them look the same, and you become so overwhelmed that you leave in frustration.  You’ve always wanted to pick up the sport but don’t really know where…


‘Take Me Fishing 101’ Video Series Prepares New Anglers for Outdoor Adventure

AUSTIN, Texas — A new “how-to” video series from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department walks novice anglers through everything they need to know to get started in a sport that often is seen as a gateway to the great outdoors. The 11-segment “Take Me Fishing 101” series is hosted…


Texas State Parks To Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

AUSTIN, Texas — Any time is a good time to head outside to hike, camp, backpack, picnic and enjoy other recreational pursuits, but Saturday, June 13, has been designated National Get Outdoors Day to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. As a part of the second annual GO Day, more than…