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April 12, 2024

Official Media Advisory: New Texas Paddling Trail Launches on Oso Bay April 17

April 11, 2024

El Reabastecimiento de Bagre Comienza en los Lagos de Pesca en la Vecindad

AUSTIN – La primavera ha llegado y eso significa que la pesca de bagre está de regreso en los lagos de Pesca en la Vecindad del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) en todo el estado. El programa ofrece a amigos y familias la oportunidad de pescar bagres cerca de casa y participar en las tradiciones de recreación al aire libre de Texas.

Catfish Stocking Begins at Neighborhood Fishin’ Lakes

AUSTIN – Spring has arrived and that means catfish angling is back at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes across the state. The program gives friends and families the opportunity to reel in catfish close to home and participate in the Texas traditions of outdoor recreation.

April 9, 2024

New Texas Paddling Trail Opens on Oso Bay

CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is opening a new paddling trail on Oso Bay in Corpus Christi. The Ron R. Smith Memorial Paddling Trail, the 82nd official Texas paddling trail, is named in memory of TPWD biologist Ron Smith. He was a founding member of the Texas Paddling Trails team and an alumnus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

April 8, 2024

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Real County Deer Breeding Facility

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) received confirmation of two cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a Real County deer breeding facility, marking the first detections in the county.

April 5, 2024

USFWS, East Foundation Sign Safe Harbor Agreement to Aid Ocelot Recovery in Texas

AUSTIN – During an event on March 19, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and East Foundation officially approved a Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement to aid in the recovery and reintroduction of the secretive ocelot to south Texas.

April 4, 2024

Leaving Wildlife Alone is Best Practice

AUSTIN — It is the time of year when people are outdoors enjoying warmer weather, beautiful flowers and emerging wildlife. As you spend time outdoors, you may start to notice more wildlife in your backyard, neighborhood or surrounding areas. Species including birds, deer and snakes are active this time of year and their young can be mistaken as abandoned.

April 3, 2024

Don’t Let the Eclipse Overshadow Boating Safety

AUSTIN – With the widely anticipated total eclipse fast approaching, we know many may be planning to view this phenomenon from a boat or the shores of area waterways. With their often-unobstructed view of the horizon, scenic beauty and lower levels of light pollution, any of the more than 50 bodies of water in the path of totality across the state will make for a truly unique vantage point.

April 2, 2024

O.H. Ivie Powers Ahead with ShareLunker 669

ATHENS – O.H. Ivie added another Legacy Class ShareLunker during the final week of the 2024 Toyota ShareLunker collection season. Angler Tery Lewis of Lubbock reeled in 13.99-pound ShareLunker 669 Thursday to push O.H. Ivie’s season total to 12 and the statewide tally to 19. It proved to be the final Legacy Class entry for the 2024 collection season.

April is Texas State Parks Month at Whole Earth Provision Co.

AUSTIN – For the 13th year, Whole Earth Provision Co. (WEPCO) has kicked off its “April is Texas State Parks Month,” hosting a fundraising drive supporting Texas State Parks.