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June 29, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Advise Texans to “Stay Dry” While Boating This Fourth

AUSTIN – The slips and boat ramps of Texas will soon buzz with activity as Fourth of July weekend approaches. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow basic safety precautions while on the water.

June 21, 2022

Applications Being Accepted for Bird City Texas Program

AUSTIN – Audubon Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), partners in the Bird City Texas program (BCT), are now accepting applications from communities that wish to receive Bird City Texas certification.  Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes the contributions that communities make to improve nature in and around where people live, work and play.

June 6, 2022

“Bowhunter By Fall” Aims to Prepare Archers for Fall Hunting Season

AUSTIN – Texans desiring to harvest their own meals, improve on or a learn a new skill and take part in outdoor adventures can do just that through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program. “Bowhunter by Fall” is a series of monthly and bi-monthly e-newsletters filled with videos and clips, giving archers the skills to travel from behind the keyboard to behind the bow just in time for the fall hunting season.

June 3, 2022

Texas Game Wardens See Reduction in Citations During Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN – Texas Game Wardens issued fewer boating-related citations over Memorial Day weekend than they did in 2021. They cited increased boating safety awareness and patrols by game wardens and other marine safety officers as contributors to a drop in incidents.

May 31, 2022

El Día de Pesca Gratis en Texas es el 4 de Junio

AUSTIN — Los pescadores de todo Texas ya están marcando el calendario y empacando su caja con el equipo de pesca para aprovechar el Día de Pesca Gratis el 4 de junio.  Cada año, en el primer sábado de junio los texanos pueden pescar en cualquier cuerpo de agua público en el estado sin necesidad de tener un permiso para pesca.

Free Fishing Day Arrives in Texas June 4

AUSTIN – Anglers across Texas are marking their calendars and packing their tackle boxes for Free Fishing Day June 4. Each year on the first Saturday in June, Texans can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

May 26, 2022

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Awards $4.8 Million in recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $4.8 million dollars in grants funding 17 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state.

May 18, 2022

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and Rosewood Ranches Receives Texas Leopold Conservation Award

AUSTIN – John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and Rosewood Ranches, in Seagoville, will be awarded the state’s highest honor for private land conservation at the Lone Star Steward Awards Banquet on May 25.

May 5, 2022

Texas State-Fish Art Contest Reveals 2022 Winners

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce the Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest winners for 2022.

April 27, 2022

Lone Star Land Steward Ecoregion Award Winners Announced

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is proud to reveal the 2022 Lone Star Land Steward Ecoregion Award winners. This year’s award winners represent a variety of conservation goals and accomplishments, all of which display excellence in natural resource management and stewardship.