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Jan. 17, 2020

Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductee

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee announced Shane Wilson, retired public educator and founder of Fishing’s Future, will be inducted into the hall of fame in 2020.

Jan. 15, 2020

Toyota ShareLunker Program Wraps Up 2019 with 327 Entries, Announces Year-End $5,000 Drawing Winner

AUSTIN – In 2019, anglers entered 327 lunker bass over 8 pounds in the Toyota ShareLunker program from 88 lakes across the state. In addition to helping produce bigger, better bass for Texas lakes, anglers who enter their big bass catches in the program receive special recognition and prizes, including an entry into a year-end drawing to win a $5,000 Bass Pro Shops shopping spree and an annual fishing license.

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.