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Jan. 8, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 8, 2021

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.

Nov. 13, 2020

Recent Data Shows that Hunter Education Improves Hunting and Shooting Sports Safety

AUSTIN — According to the 2019 Texas Hunting Incident Analysis, Texas has seen a substantial decrease in hunting-related accidents and fatalities since Hunter Education became mandatory in 1988. That year, over 18,000 Texans received their Hunter Education certification, but 12 fatalities and 70 accidents were still reported throughout the state. As more Texans have taken to the field and obtained their Hunter Education certification, these numbers have improved, with over 56,000 certifications in 2019 and only 1 fatality, and 21 accidents, reported statewide.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Teams Up with the City of Abilene for Trout Fest 2020

AUSTIN – Grab your fishing poles and mark your calendars for December 5-15 to participate in Trout Fest 2020 at Cal Young Park Pond in Abilene. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is teaming up with the City of Abilene to host the event that is open to anglers of all ages.

Nov. 12, 2020

Community Archery Programming Provides Training for the Next Generation of Archers

AUSTIN — Hunting season throughout Texas is already in full swing but Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program aims to help future hunters prepare for next season or find a hobby with archery sports. Adaptive and accessible to most any audience, the program helps to facilitate the spread of archery skills to those hoping to bring home a meal of wild game, competitive archers and even target shooters who simply enjoy the social and health benefits that the sport has to offer.

Oct. 30, 2020

TPWD Community Outdoor Outreach Program Recognized as 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award Winner

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) received the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award during the 74th meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) held virtually Oct. 26-28.

Oct. 29, 2020

Los Cazadores En Texas Pueden Esperar Una Buena Temporada De Venado

AUSTIN— Los biólogos del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas pronostican una temporada exitosa de venado cola blanca en muchas regiones del estado. Aunque las condiciones se van secando, las lluvias de septiembre ayudaron a crear una abundancia de hierbas y arbustos de alta calidad. Ambos son críticos para la nutrición del venado.

Above Average Season Expected for Texas Hunters Ahead of General Deer Season Opener

AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists predict a fruitful white-tailed deer season in many regions of the state. Although conditions are drying statewide, rains in September helped to create an abundance of quality forbs and shrubs, both of which are critical for providing good deer nutrition.

Oct. 28, 2020

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Set to Launch Feed the Hungry Campaign

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is teaming up with the Henderson County Food Pantry this November to help feed the hungry. In honor of the first Sharelunker, “Ethel” who was caught on November 26, 1986, the “Ethelsgiving Feed the Hungry, Feed the Fish” food drive will begin November 1 and run throughout the month at the Athens facility.

Oct. 21, 2020

Deadline to Submit TPWD Community Outdoor Outreach Program Grant is Nov. 6

AUSTIN – The deadline to submit a CO-OP grant application for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program is quickly approaching. The CO-OP grant program provides funding to engage under-represented populations in TPWD mission-oriented programs. All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Nov. 6. Applications are available online and grant awards will be announced on March 1, 2021.

Oct. 19, 2020

Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest to Benefit TPWD Arrives at Lake Fork Nov. 5-8

AUSTIN – The Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest (TBTF) is heading back to Lake Fork for the second year in a row, bringing world class bass fishing, shopping, and a variety of outdoor activities to Texas’ most iconic bass fishing lake. The event is scheduled for Nov. 5-8 and benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.