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Nov. 8, 2019

Game Warden Field Notes, Nov. 8, 2019

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports.

Nov. 7, 2019

TPW Commission Recognize Officers and Boating Educator of the Year

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPW) recognized two game wardens and a boating educator during today’s meeting for their contributions and efforts supporting the agency mission.

Oct. 25, 2019

Game Warden Field Notes, Oct. 25, 2019

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

Oct. 21, 2019

Texas Game Wardens Begin Exchange Program with South African National Parks Game Rangers

AUSTIN – Texas Game Wardens recently traveled to Kruger National Park in South Africa to begin an annual professional exchange program with South African National Parks Game Rangers.

Oct. 14, 2019

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site Hosts 25th Annual Interpretive Fair Oct. 19, 20

EL PASO, TX – Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site invites the public to come celebrate its 25th Annual Interpretive Fair Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. — 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. All park entrance fees will be waived, and the event is free to attend.

Oct. 11, 2019

Game Warden Field Notes, Oct. 11, 2019

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports.

Oct. 9, 2019

Texas Boating Law Administrator Elected NASBLA Chairman

LEXINGTON, KY – During its 60th annual meeting, held in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2019, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) elected Asst. Commander Game Warden Cody Jones, Boating Law Administrator for Texas, as Chairman of the nonprofit organization for the 2019-2020 year. He succeeds Mark Brown, Oklahoma’s Boating Law Administrator. NASBLA is a national nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Sept. 26, 2019

TPWD Issues Statement Regarding Lake Dunlap Stump Removal

AUSTIN – A recent media release by the Preserve Lake Dunlap Association (PLDA) stated that stump removal was underway at Lake Dunlap with full approval and with permission from TPWD. This statement is inaccurate. TPWD staff did not approve or consult on this ongoing stump removal project and was unaware of these stump-removal efforts until obtaining the PLDA media release dated Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Sept. 25, 2019

Gov. Abbott Proclaims Sep. 28 National Hunting and Fishing Day in Texas

AUSTIN – This Saturday, Sept. 28 is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and supporters of the special day are calling on Texas hunters and anglers to invite someone to go hunting or fishing, whether a first-timer, child or grandchild, friend, co-worker or neighbor.

Aug. 29, 2019

New Texas Laws Affecting Feral Hog Hunting, License Validation Take Effect Sept. 1

AUSTIN – Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that beginning Sept. 1, you won’t even need a hunting license to pursue them on private property. That’s when a new law takes effect removing even more obstacles from controlling hog numbers.