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Nov. 13, 2023

Texas Master Naturalist Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

AUSTIN— Over the last 25 years, more than 15,300 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers have made their mark by dedicating their time to helping protect and conserve the state’s natural resources.

Nov. 3, 2023

Texas Game Warden Recognized During November Commission Meeting

AUSTIN – At Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, Texas Game Warden Tyler Zaruba received recognition as the 2023 recipient of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Texas Boating Officer of the Year award.

Nov. 1, 2023

Applications Open for Texas Game Warden, State Park Police Cadet Class

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has opened applications for the 67th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class, aimed at those interested in joining the next generation of elite state law enforcement officers.

Oct. 27, 2023

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event November 11

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Brazos Bend State Park on Nov. 11 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.”

Oct. 20, 2023

Texas State Parks Named Texas Travel Alliance 2023 Heritage Award Winner

AUSTIN— Texas Travel Alliance (TTA) named Texas State Parks the 2023 Heritage Award winners Oct. 17 at the annual Texas Travel Summit.

Oct. 19, 2023

Dry Conditions Could Pose Challenges for Waterfowl Hunters This Season

AUSTIN- Lingering drought conditions throughout much of Texas could present challenges as waterfowl hunters prepare for the start of the new season. The dry habitat conditions in many parts of the state are not ideal for ducks and duck hunters, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists. However, weather pattern changes, timely cold fronts and significant rain could boost hunters’ prospects.

Oct. 12, 2023

Game Warden Field Notes, Oct. 12, 2023

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports. Images of individual field notes are available upon request from the TPWD press office.

Oct. 5, 2023

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Kicks off Friday, Oct. 6

AUSTIN — From Oct. 6-22, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will kick off the eighth annual Texas Pollinator BioBlitz, celebrating the bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, hummingbirds, nectar-feeding bats, and other animals that serve as pollinators across Texas.

Oct. 3, 2023

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Minority Outdoor Alliance Partner for Minority Outdoor Festival in Cedar Creek

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), in conjunction with the Minority Outdoor Alliance (MOA), will host the third-annual Minority Outdoor Festival Oct. 13-14 at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek.

Sept. 27, 2023

2024 Texas Fish Art Contest Now Accepting Entries

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is excited to announce the 2024 Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest is open for submissions. The Fish Art Contest, which is accepting entries until Feb. 28, is part of an international conservation education program designed to foster youth interest in fisheries and fishing.