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Aug. 20, 2012

Hill Country River and Stream Angler Survey Underway

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division is partnering with Texas Tech University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the TTU Llano River Field Station to conduct a four-month survey of anglers who fish Texas Hill Country rivers and streams.

July 11, 2012

Texas Early Migratory Seasons Set for Dove, Teal and Canada Geese

AUSTIN — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service SRC (Service Regulations Committee) has approved the 2012-2013 Texas early migratory game bird seasons, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide for dove, a 16-day early season statewide for teal, and 16-day early season for Canada geese in the Eastern Goose Zone.

June 25, 2012

First Range-Wide Lesser Prairie-Chicken Aerial Survey Concluded

LUBBOCK, TX – The first range-wide aerial survey to assess lesser prairie-chicken populations across portions of five states this spring detected several previously unknown breeding areas, known as leks, despite severe drought across the region last year. Survey teams also detected leks in Kansas beyond what was thought to be the northern extent of the bird’s historic range.

May 25, 2012

Public Meeting Set for June 13 on Lake Texana State Park

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 13 regarding plans to terminate its lease with the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority to operate Lake Texana State Park.

May 24, 2012

TPWD Outlines Course of Action for Quail

AUSTIN – State wildlife officials are taking a “boots on the ground” approach to bobwhite quail management in Texas as part of a strategic action plan that involves hunters, landowners and science. The plan focuses on habitat management and does not include changes in harvest regulations.

May 23, 2012

TPWD Seeks Public Comment on 2012 Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comment on the draft of the 2012 Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan (TORP).

May 3, 2012

New Regulations to Affect Boaters, Anglers on Texoma, Lavon, Red River

ATHENS—Recent changes mean that boaters and anglers who take steps designed to prevent the spread of invasive species such as zebra mussels, silver carp and bighead carp won’t have to worry about being in violation of state laws prohibiting the possession of certain exotic species. These changes take effect May 17.

April 18, 2012

Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees Announce Major Progress in Gulf Restoration Effort

An estimated $60 million in early restoration projects soon will begin along the Gulf Coast following the nation’s largest oil spill, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council announced today.

April 12, 2012

TPW Commission Looks to Science for Solution to Quail Woes

AUSTIN –Texas quail hunters should not expect substantive changes for the 2012-13 season after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission urged biologists to intensify quail conservation efforts, while minimizing the use of regulations as a means to address declining bobwhite populations.

April 4, 2012

Public Input Sought on Proposed Devils River State Natural Area Public Use Plan

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold the first of five public meetings on April 10 in Houston to receive feedback on the Public Use Plan portion of the proposed General Management Plan for Devils River State Natural Area in Val Verde County. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Hall.