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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Picture of dog with duck STEVE KNIGHT/ Smith County chapter of Delta Waterfowl will hold its annual fundraising banquet Friday at Bushman’s Event Center, Bullard, Proceeds from the event help fund waterfowl projects nationwide as well scholarships and other projects…

23 August 2017 [11:48 PM]
Indian Lodge closes for renovation Sept. 5

TPWD FORT DAVIS- The 39 guest rooms at Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park will close for renovation starting Sept. 5 until early 2018. The…

22 August 2017 [06:49 AM]
Bass Pro affiliate buys Legend Boats

FISHING TACKLE RETAILER SPRINGFIELD, MO- Legend Boats is set to join Ranger, Triton, Nitro and Tracker under the White River Marine Group…

18 August 2017 [09:47 AM]
Game Warden field notes

TPWD The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Pocketing the Evidence A Sabine County…

18 August 2017 [06:47 AM]
Lake Austin positive for zebra mussels

TPWD AUSTIN - Lake Austin is now classified as positive for invasive zebra mussels after biologists discovered them in the reservoir last week. Lake Austin is…

18 August 2017 [06:43 AM]
Duck numbers remain high

DUCKS UNLIMITED Memphis, Tenn.  – August 15, 2017 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2017…

16 August 2017 [06:45 AM]
Rookie Justin Atkins wins Forrest Wood Cup

FLW Communications COLUMBIA, S.C. – FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Ala., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22…

15 August 2017 [06:47 AM]
New for 2018: Ranger Z521L ICON Edition

RANGER BOATS FLIPPIN, Ark. – For the past half century, Ranger Boats has continually exceeded the expectations of anglers across the country.…

15 August 2017 [06:39 AM]
Lake Fork Big Bass Splash Sept. 15-17

BIG BASS SPLASH Lake Fork – The Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors returns to Lake Fork Sept. 15-17 with family,…

10 August 2017 [06:44 AM]
Mother Neff log jam cleared

TPWD WACO- Thanks to the efforts of several partners, the half mile long log jam that has clogged a portion of the…

04 August 2017 [06:46 AM]
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