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Nov. 8, 2012

Emergency Zebra Mussels Order Made Permanent

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to make permanent an emergency order adding Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Lewisville and the section of the Elm Fork of the Trinity that connects the two reservoirs to the list of water bodies under special regulations intended to control the spread of zebra mussels.

Game Warden Field Notes, Nov. 8, 2012

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

Game Warden named Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Danny Kelso has been recognized as Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year by the Shikar-Safari Club International.

TPW Commission Okays Pursuit of Government Canyon Land Deal

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its Thursday meeting authorized Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith to take all necessary steps to finalize a land purchase that would add roughly 461 acres to the Government Canyon State Natural Area at the northwestern edge of San Antonio.

Nov. 7, 2012

Fall Colors Showing Up in Texas State Parks

With cold weather slowly creeping its way across the state, fall foliage is beginning to show its true colors in Texas state parks.

Nov. 5, 2012

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

A letter in the mail proclaiming “You Are a Winner” usually ends up in the trash with the other junk mail. Fortunately, Roger Dean Theisen took the time to read one he recently received from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time Texas Hunts program. It was a winning moment.

Nov. 1, 2012

Cool, Crisp Camping Weather Major Texas State Parks Draw

AUSTIN – With summer vacations a distant memory, cooler temperatures on the horizon and foliage morphing into dazzling shades of crimson and gold, autumn promises optimum camping conditions in a Texas State Park near you.

Oct. 29, 2012

Frontier Day Lives Again at Abilene State Park

TUSCOLA—A one-time popular annual event celebrating 19th-Century life on the rugged Texas plains, Frontier Day is again a part of Abilene State Park and scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 3.

Oct. 23, 2012

Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season

AUSTIN – Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide.

Oct. 22, 2012

NBC Sports Network to Broadcast Toyota Texas Bass Classic Nationwide Nov. 11

ATHENS—More than 75 million homes will be able to watch this year’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) when it airs on NBC Sports Network November 11. Considered the world championship of bass fishing, the TTBC event was held in Conroe September 28-30 and featured three days of country music and a barbecue cook-off championship.