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July 16, 2024

Official Media Advisory: Media Invited to Event Discussing the Upcoming Translocation of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Franklin Mountains State Park

July 15, 2024

Texas Game Wardens’ Operation Dry Water Campaign Effective in Reducing BWIs

AUSTIN – Despite the landfall of Hurricane Beryl, Texas Game Wardens worked hard to keep Texans safe as they celebrated the Fourth of July on the water.

July 11, 2024

2024 Birding Classic Raises Significant Funds for Conservation Grants

AUSTIN — Notching a record number of participants, the 28th annual Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Great Texas Birding Classic raised $52,000 in conservation grants through team registrations and sponsorships to benefit native bird habitats and species. As the biggest, longest and wildest birdwatching competition in the United States, the Birding Classic has raised roughly $1.2 million for on-the-ground bird conservation grants since its inception.

July 9, 2024

Commercial Gulf Shrimp Season Opens July 15

AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for state and federal waters will reopen 30 minutes after sunset on Monday, July 15.

La Temporada Comercial de Camarones del Golfo Comienza el 15 de Julio

AUSTIN — La temporada de pesca comercial de camarones en el Golfo de México para aguas estatales y federales, volverá a abrir 30 minutos después del atardecer el lunes 15 de julio.

July 7, 2024

Official Media Statement: Beryl Updates

July 4, 2024

Official Media Statement: South Padre Island Shark Encounters

July 3, 2024

Official Media Advisory: TPWD to Release 1 Billionth Fish into Texas Waters July 10

Texas Drawn Hunt Program Opens for the 2024-25 Season Applications

AUSTIN – Hunters will have new opportunities and scenery this fall through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) drawn hunt permits program.

July 2, 2024

Los Guardabosques de Texas Enfatizan la Seguridad al Navegar y Mantenerse Sobrio Durante el Feriado del 4 de Julio

AUSTIN – A medida que las temperaturas continúan subiendo, muchos texanos y visitantes de otros estados están haciendo planes para refrescarse en uno de los muchos cuerpos de agua prístinos del estado. El Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) recuerda a aquellos que disfrutan del agua seguir las precauciones básicas de seguridad en la navegación durante el fin de semana festivo.