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June 1, 2023

Game Wardens Help Keep Public Safe during Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN — This past Memorial Day weekend, Texas Game Wardens patrolled Texas lakes and rivers to ensure visitors were recreating responsibly. They cited a decrease in accidents this year but noted an increase in citations issued, warnings and arrests.

May 30, 2023

El Día de Pesca Gratis en Texas está programado para el 3 de junio

AUSTIN — Cada año, el primer sábado de junio, los pescadores de todo el estado empacan su equipo para pesca y alistan sus cañas para disfrutar la tradición tejana del Día de Pesca Gratis. Este año el Día de Pesca Gratis cae en 3 de junio y los texanos pueden pescar en cualquier cuerpo de agua público en el estado sin necesidad de tener un permiso para pesca.

Free Fishing Day in Texas Slated for June 3

AUSTIN – Each year on the first Saturday in June, anglers across the state pack their tackle boxes and get their fishing poles ready for the Texas tradition of Free Fishing Day. This year, Free Fishing Day lands on June 3 and Texans can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

May 25, 2023

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Awards $5.14 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $5.14 million dollars in grants funding 15 construction projects and one educational development across the state.

May 4, 2023

Texas Game Wardens, Army Corps of Engineers Team Up for National Safe Boating Week

LEWISVILLE — Texas Game Wardens and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Rangers will offer water safety education and outreach opportunities on Lake Lewisville this Memorial Day Weekend as part of National Safe Boating Week.

April 27, 2023

Stay Aware, Stay Safe During Water Safety Month in May

AUSTIN — Summer’s scorching temperatures are just around the corner and, to most Texans, that means taking refuge in the water. May is National Water Safety Month, so the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow some simple, yet effective, safety precautions to prevent accidents and save lives.

April 24, 2023

Texas State-Fish Art Contest Announces 2023 Winners

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce the Texas division winners of Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest for 2023.

April 11, 2023

TPWD Hosts Spring ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event April 22

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Inks Lake State Park on April 22 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.” The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about hunting with a bow and get a jump on preparations for the new fall season.

April 4, 2023

TPWD, DPS Advise Gun Storage Safety for Spring Hunting

AUSTIN — Now that spring turkey hunting season has begun, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) want to remind gun owners that safe gun storage saves lives. Proper storage protects those you love and keeps firearms out of the hands of criminals.

April 3, 2023

TFFC Hosts First Deaf Day and Picnic Event April 15

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce a brand-new, daylong event on Saturday, April 15. The first-ever Deaf Day and Picnic at the TFFC will run during the center’s regular hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with a variety of family-friendly activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic, try their hand at fishing with loaner gear provided by TFFC and enjoy a fun spring day.