Younger generation taking up hunting, but for different reasons

With their funding so tied to the sales of hunting licenses, hunting equipment purchases and hunters in general, state wildlife biologists and wildlife conservation organizations have for years wondered about the future of hunting. Sport hunting has gone through a number of generational evolutions in Texas. It started at the end World War II,…

One question, two answers when it comes to CWD

Chronic Wasting Disease in animals like deer and elk is a little like climate change. Everyone agrees something is happening, but no one seems to agree on what is causing it and what to do about it. That is certainly the case when talking about state wildlife agencies and those who farm the animals. Both agree CWD can be found in rearing-pens and

Contractors effort leaves state, fishermen upset on Lake Fork

What was supposed to be a fairly normal chemical spraying for water hyacinth on portions of Lake Fork went bad this summer, starting another small firestorm at the lake. As is customary at Texas lakes, the Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife Department contracted with a private applicator to conduct the spraying of herbicide on Lake Fork this summer.

Loaner scale program opens discussion on tourney techniques

With a push from the old Toyota Texas Bass Classic, Major League Fishing and most recently the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Bass Fest, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Fisheries Division is renewing its effort to promote catch-weigh-release tournaments. Using 60 Boga Grips the department received from B.A.S.S. after the Texas Bass Fest on Lake

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TFFC Outdoor Expo Sept. 30

TPWD ATHENS-The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is offering visitors on Saturday, Sept. 30, opportunities to learn about a wide range of…

27 September 2017 [06:45 AM]
Larsen Sanctuary closed from hurricane damage

NATURE CONSERVANCY SILSBEE -- The Nature Conservancy’s Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary in Silsbee will be closed until further notice due to flood…

27 September 2017 [06:36 AM]
Quail appreciation day Oct. 5 in San Antonio

PAUL SCHATTENBERG/ SAN ANTONIO - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, San Antonio Quail Coalition and Witte Museum will present the first-ever…

26 September 2017 [06:25 AM]
Bass Pro completes Cabela's purchase

BASS PRO SHOPS SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, two iconic brands and leaders in the outdoor industry, have officially joined…

25 September 2017 [07:19 PM]
After 37 seasons contest comes to an end

After 37 seasons, the Tyler Paper/’s Big Buck Contest has come to an end. The contest tradition has seen participation from three…

23 September 2017 [04:45 PM]
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

TPWD AUSTIN – National Hunting and Fishing Day, an annual celebration of the contributions hunters and anglers make in conserving and protecting…

22 September 2017 [06:34 AM]
Mojo Catfish rods for big cats

ST CROIX Park Falls, WI– Warm sun-filled days coupled with crisp, cool nighttime temperatures start bringing temperatures down on Arkansas's Lake Ouachita.…

20 September 2017 [06:56 AM]
RGV Birding Festival Nov. 8-12

HARLINGEN – The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Nov. 8-12 is in its 24th year, and the birds are still awesome. First-timers…

20 September 2017 [06:42 AM]
East Texas DU banquets on tap

DUCKS UNLIMITED Founded in 1937, Ducks Unlimited is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary. East Texas area Ducks Unlimited chapters are currently planning a…

19 September 2017 [03:01 PM]
Swhacker releases 150-grain broadhead

SWHACKER Covington, GA – The highly anticipated Swhacker 150-grain expandable broadheads, featuring a whopping 3-inch cutting diameter, are finding their way onto…

19 September 2017 [06:49 AM]
10.57 wins Fork Big Bass Splash LAKE FORK – It took at least 10 pounds to finish in the top 3 and 9 pounds to finish in…

18 September 2017 [02:16 PM]
There is more than one way to cook a dove

  STEVE KNIGHT/ YANTIS – Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against a dove breast stuffed with jalapeno, wrapped with…

18 September 2017 [08:18 AM]
Tournament to benefit Port Arthur

ELITE REDFISH SERIES NEDERLAND, TX. – The Elite Redfish Series, the leading redfish tournament series on the Gulf Coast, will be hosting the "Port…

15 September 2017 [06:30 AM]
Game warden field notes

TPWD The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Skunked A Rockwall County game warden…

15 September 2017 [06:23 AM]
Louisiana announces CWD-related rrules

LDWF A new regulation governing importation of cervid carcasses into Louisiana is in effect, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.…

12 September 2017 [07:38 AM]
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