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Oct. 30, 2020

Texas Oyster Season Opens Nov. 1 with Multiple Closings

TEXAS- The Texas commercial and recreational oyster season opens Nov. 1, 2020 and closes April 30, 2021. However, five areas will remain closed despite the opening of the season.

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. 27, 2020

Waterfowl Hunters Can Help Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

AUSTIN –With waterfowl season opening day around the corner, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels.

Oct. 26, 2020

Modest Quail Numbers Expected Statewide Ahead of Season Opener

AUSTIN — Quail season opens in Texas on Oct. 31 and while the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) surveys have returned relatively low quail numbers in comparison to previous years, hunters hitting the field this season will see more favorable conditions in certain portions of the state.

Oct. 22, 2020

Fall in Love With Foliage at a Texas State Park

AUSTIN— With the temperatures starting to cool down around the state, Texans are heading outside to see the magical shades of red, orange and yellow leaves ushering in the fall season.   Texas State Parks offer an outdoor escape to all who want to take in the changing of the foliage while still maintaining a safe social distance.

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.

Young Duck Numbers Could Spell Hunter Successes During Waterfowl Opening Day

AUSTIN— As young ducks of all species migrate into the state over the coming weeks, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists suggest that their arrival could indicate a successful waterfowl season for Texas hunters.

Oct. 20, 2020

Richland Chambers Reservoir Elevated to “Infested” with Invasive Zebra Mussels

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has upgraded Richland Chambers Reservoir southeast of Dallas to fully “infested” with invasive zebra mussels. Fully infested status signifies that there is an established, reproducing population in the lake. The status change is a result of recent sampling efforts that revealed new evidence of reproducing and growing populations of zebra mussels in the lake.