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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24 May 2017 [07:00 AM]
Final day for Bassmaster Texas Fest

    A generous Sam Rayburn Reservoir makes it look like it could take 100 pounds plus to win the inaugural Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest. After a day off Saturday, the 12 top fishermen in the field will return to…

21 May 2017 [06:27 AM]
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Ehrler maintains lead on Sam Rayburn

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18 May 2017 [07:51 PM]
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Keep It Safe

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18 May 2017 [06:31 AM]
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17 May 2017 [07:03 AM]
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Game Warden Field Notes

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17 May 2017 [07:01 AM]
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Big&J introduces two new pig baits

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16 May 2017 [06:30 AM]
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Home Cooking

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13 May 2017 [04:54 PM]
License to Help

    You have seen them. Specialty license plates benefiting this group, that cause and your favorite university. Some of the additional revenue from those plates goes to support those organizations. Maybe you have also seen a couple of license…

12 May 2017 [06:47 AM]
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Sea Rim offers shoreline fishing clinics

SABINE PASS – Sea Rim State Park is offering shoreline fishing clinic throughout the remainder of the spring and summer. Participants will…

12 May 2017 [06:47 AM]
DU national convention coming to San Antonio

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Ducks Unlimited will hold its 2017 national convention May 31-June 4 in San Antonio, at the Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Street. This year's gathering is a celebration of Ducks Unlimited's 80 years of conservation and will…

12 May 2017 [06:46 AM]
Houston Safari Club convention on the move in 2018

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club's Annual Convention & Worldwide Conservation Expo is moving to downtown Houston, beginning 2018 The George R. Brown Convention Center will be the host for this growing annual event-the largest member gathering and annual fundraiser…

12 May 2017 [06:46 AM]
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Gulf shrimp season closing May 15

TPWD AUSTIN- The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset…

09 May 2017 [06:35 AM]
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