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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.

Sept. 22, 2023

Texas Commemorates National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday, Sept. 23

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is encouraging Texans to bring their family and friend into the outdoors to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday. National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated on the fourth Saturday of every September, recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions and leadership to wildlife and conservation.

Sept. 20, 2023

Hunter Education 101 Courses Offer Hands-on Hunting Opportunities for Beginners This Fall

AUSTIN —Fall hunting kicked off this month with the start of dove season, but it’s never too late to learn the skill and value hunting brings to Texas wildlife through upcoming hunter education classes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Hunter Education Program offers in-person learning events through the end of February, which combine a classroom course with beginner hunting opportunities in the field with experts.

Sept. 19, 2023

Media Advisory: Special Olympics Fishing Tournament at Sea Center Texas

LAKE JACKSON— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is teaming up with Special Olympics of Texas to host a fishing tournament at Sea Center Texas for Special Olympians.

Sept. 8, 2023

Texas Game Wardens see Rise in Fatalities, Accidents During Labor Day Weekend

AUSTIN— Texas Game Wardens patrolling water bodies across the state noticed an increase in water-related fatalities and boating accidents compared to last year’s Labor Day holiday weekend.