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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…


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…


Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN, Texas — Seventeen lucky sportsmen are making special plans for hunting season as winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts. The hunters were selected by random computer drawing from applicants in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program. All told, hunters bought 79,327 Big Time Texas Hunt entries…


Caprock Canyons State Park of Texas Unveils New Exhibits Nov. 15

QUITAQUE, Texas—Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway will unveil new interpretive exhibits to help tell the park story, with guided tours and other activities planned for the general public Saturday, Nov. 15. The day before the public unveiling, dozens of students from area schools will get a sneak peek at…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 11/5/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Conditions look good in the Panhandle region near Amarillo, Dumas, Etter and Spearman. Outfitters say playa lakes are full of water and lots of waterfowl are roosting on them. Good duck hunts…


Public Input Meetings Set on Flounder Regulations Throughout Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division will be hosting a series of coastwide public scoping meetings to discuss potential changes to existing flounder regulations. At the meetings, Coastal Fisheries Division staff will present the most recent data trends regarding the flounder fishery and will…


Prospects Looking Good for Deer Season in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Hunters hoping for a shot at a quality deer during the 2008-09 deer season will need to get off the bench and into the game, suggest state wildlife biologists, as current range conditions indicate increased availability of native food sources. The general deer hunting season opens statewide…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 10/22/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. North Zone Dove: Dumas and Steadman hunters have seen their best shoots in the afternoon over sunflowers and corn.Good hunts have been posted around Abilene and Knox City over sunflowers and milo. Amarillo has been fair to…


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…