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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28 June 2017 [06:59 AM]
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26 June 2017 [06:37 AM]
Fourth And One

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22 June 2017 [06:55 AM]
Four hummingbird feeder hints

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21 June 2017 [07:17 AM]
Texas Team Trail announces 2018 schedule

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's recently unveiled the 2018 schedule, which includes stops at some…

21 June 2017 [06:51 AM]
Battleship Texas reopens June 24

TPWD LA PORTE- The Battleship Texas State Historic Site is reopening to visitors June 24 after a weeklong closure to repair leaks in its…

20 June 2017 [06:43 AM]
Game warden field notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Gone Hog Wild A game…

16 June 2017 [07:27 AM]
Houston Boat Show Wednesday-Sunday

The Houston Summer Boat Show features a wide range of types and styles of boats for fishing, water sports and for just…

14 June 2017 [07:32 AM]
Battleship Texas closed to repair leak

TPWD LA PORTE- Battleship Texas State Historic Site closed to the public Sunday afternoon after staff discovered a major leak in the iconic ship’s…

13 June 2017 [06:28 AM]
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