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Sept. 7, 2022

Teal Season Arrives in Texas Sept. 10

AUSTIN – Opening day for the teal hunting season arrives this Saturday, Sept. 10 and Texas hunters will have multiple opportunities to harvest birds thanks to improved conditions from recent storms.

Sept. 2, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Stress Water, Boating Safety Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

AUSTIN— Ahead of the Labor Day Weekend, Texas Game Wardens and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) remind those heading out to the water to follow basic boating and water safety precautions. In 2021, ramped-up patrols, partnered with boater education outreach programs, contributed to a 43 percent decrease in boating-related accidents and a 50 percent decrease in open-water drownings compared to 2020.

Aug. 25, 2022

Texas Game Warden Recognized as the 2022 National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Texas Boating Officer of the Year

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director Carter Smith recognized Game Warden Ben Echelson at Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting.

Aug. 23, 2022

Conditions Heating up for Dove Season

AUSTIN – Texans are used to scorching summers, but this year’s record highs across much of the state have left many dove hunters wondering about the upcoming season opener.

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.