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June 6, 2023

Texas Game Wardens Respond to Flooding in Potter County

AMARILLO – Due to historic flooding along the Canadian River last week, the Potter County Sheriff’s Office requested that Texas Game Wardens assist with swift-water search and rescue needs.

June 3, 2023

Property Sale Prompts Fairfield Lake State Park Closure

AUSTIN— Fairfield Lake State Park will close to the public beginning 10 p.m. June 4.

June 2, 2023

Meeting Announced to Consider Condemning Property Including Fairfield Lake State Park

AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission announced Friday it will hold a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. June 10 to consider acquiring through condemnation a 5,000-acre property in Freestone County that includes Fairfield Lake and Fairfield Lake State Park.

June 1, 2023

Game Wardens Help Keep Public Safe during Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN — This past Memorial Day weekend, Texas Game Wardens patrolled Texas lakes and rivers to ensure visitors were recreating responsibly. They cited a decrease in accidents this year but noted an increase in citations issued, warnings and arrests.

May 30, 2023

El Día de Pesca Gratis en Texas está programado para el 3 de junio

AUSTIN — Cada año, el primer sábado de junio, los pescadores de todo el estado empacan su equipo para pesca y alistan sus cañas para disfrutar la tradición tejana del Día de Pesca Gratis. Este año el Día de Pesca Gratis cae en 3 de junio y los texanos pueden pescar en cualquier cuerpo de agua público en el estado sin necesidad de tener un permiso para pesca.

Free Fishing Day in Texas Slated for June 3

AUSTIN – Each year on the first Saturday in June, anglers across the state pack their tackle boxes and get their fishing poles ready for the Texas tradition of Free Fishing Day. This year, Free Fishing Day lands on June 3 and Texans can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in a Free-Range Deer in Bexar County

AUSTIN—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received notification of a new case of Chronic Wasting Disease in a free-range white-tailed deer in Bexar County.

May 25, 2023

TPW Commission Approves Purchase of Fairfield Lake State Park

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s public meeting, Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted to authorize Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) executive director to take all necessary steps to purchase approximately 5,000 acres in Freestone County including Fairfield Lake State Park.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Awards $5.14 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $5.14 million dollars in grants funding 15 construction projects and one educational development across the state.

Game Warden Daron Blackerby Recognized as Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year

AUSTIN — On May 25, Game Warden Daron Blackerby was recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission as the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year.