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Aug. 23, 2023

TPWD Seeks Public Comments on the 2024 Land and Water Plan

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public review and comments on its draft 2024 Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Land and Water Plan).

March 2, 2023

TPWD Seeks Input on Texas Migratory Game Bird Regulation Proposals for 2023-24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2023–24 proposed migratory game bird regulations mirror last year’s season lengths, timing and daily bag limits. No changes were required due to federal regulatory modifications for season length or daily bag limits. In addition, staff are not proposing any substantive changes to any migratory game bird hunting season.

Feb. 27, 2023

TPWD Seeking Public Input on Saltwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2023-24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations for the 2023–24 license year. These changes are focused on matching federal regulations to streamline enforcement and compliance issues.

Feb. 21, 2023

TPWD Busca Aportaciones de Comentarios Sobre las Propuestas de Cambios al Reglamento de Pesca en Agua Dulce para Texas para el Periodo 2023-24

AUSTIN — Los cambios a los Reglamentos de Pesca en Agua Dulce para la temporada 2023-24 propuestos por el Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas se enfocan en simplificar y aclarar las reglas relacionadas con la pesca en aguas dentro de los parques públicos, particularmente los Lagos para Pesca en la Comunidad (CFL por sus siglas en inglés para Community Fishing Lakes).  Los cambios adicionales pudieran eliminar excepciones innecesarias y aclarar los límites de los cuerpos de agua.

TPWD Seeks Input on Texas Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2023–24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2023–24 proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes focus on simplifying and clarifying fishing-related rules on waters within public parks, particularly Community Fishing Lakes (CFLs). Additional changes could remove unnecessary exceptions and clarify water-body boundaries.

Oct. 13, 2022

TPWD Sets Public Meetings to Gather Input on Oyster Reef Closures

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on proposed regulation changes to prohibit the harvest of oysters permanently and temporarily within certain reef areas. These proposals include the permanent prohibition of oyster harvest in Carlos Bay, Mesquite Bay and Ayres Bay (Mesquite Bay complex) and the temporary prohibition of oyster harvest between one and two years for new reefs recently constructed in TX-24 in San Antonio Bay, TX-6 in Galveston Bay and TX-4 in Galveston Bay.

March 2, 2022

New Spotted Seatrout Regulations Begins March 16 in Multiple Bay Systems

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission approved proposed rule changes to bag and size limits for spotted seatrout on the middle and lower Texas coast during the January 2022 meeting.  The new rules take effect on March 16 in Matagorda Bay, San Antonio Bay, Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre Bay systems.

March 1, 2022

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Texas Trustees Releases Second Draft Restoration Plan

TEXAS—The Texas Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is working to restore the Texas coast along the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and has released its Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #2. This plan includes restoration projects to partially compensate for the injury to natural resources caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The total estimated cost for the 13 proposed projects in the draft plan is approximately $39 million.

Feb. 23, 2022

Public Meeting Set in Grayson County to Present Proposed Changes to White-Tailed Deer Hunting Regulations

DENISON – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Wildlife Division staff will be presenting proposed changes to white-tailed deer hunting regulations in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, and Rockwall counties on March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Grayson College Center for Workplace Learning.

Public Input Sought on Texas Hunting Regulation Proposals for 2022-2023

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2022-2023 Statewide Hunting and Migratory Game Bird proclamations: