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