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Aug. 25, 2023

Texas Game Wardens Recognized During August Commission Meeting

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director David Yoskowitz, Ph.D. recognized Game Wardens Robert “Bobby” Kana, Cynthia Guajardo-Echols and Chaplain Scott McIntosh at Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting.

Aug. 11, 2023

Las Licencias para Caza y Pesca en Texas Estarán a la Venta a Partir del 15 de agosto

AUSTIN — Ya es agosto, lo que significa que los niños ya regresaron a clases y las temporadas de otoño para caza y pesca están por empezar.  Antes de empacar su equipo de pesca y su ropa camuflada favorita, asegúrese de comprar su licencia anual de caza y pesca para 2023-24.

Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN— It’s August, which means kids are back in school and the fall hunting and fishing seasons are quickly approaching. Before packing your favorite tackle and camo for trips, be sure to purchase an annual fishing and hunting license for 2023-24.

Aug. 7, 2023

Game Warden Off-Highway Vehicle Patrols Result in Arrests, Seizures

AMARILLO – Between July 29 and 30, Texas Game Wardens coordinated patrol efforts to detect off-highway vehicle violations and recover stolen vehicles near the Canadian River in Potter County.

July 26, 2023

Game Warden Field Notes, July 26, 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.

July 12, 2023

Texas Game Wardens Conclude Busy July 4th Weekend of Statewide Enforcement

AUSTIN – While thousands of Texans and out-of-state visitors traveled to Texas lakes, rivers and coastal bays to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Texas Game Wardens were out in force to ensure everyone stayed safe on the water.

June 29, 2023

Texas Game Wardens Urge Water, Boating Safety During July 4 Holiday Weekend

Texas Game Wardens Urge Water, Boating Safety During July 4 Holiday WeekendAUSTIN—Across the state, folks are making plans for barbeques and relaxing days on lakes, rivers and the Texas coast to celebrate the Fourth of July. Before taking a dip, Texas Game Wardens urge everyone spending time in the water to remember to follow basic safety precautions while on the water.

June 23, 2023

Media Advisory: Operation Dry Water Event Promotes Boating Safety Ahead of July 4

CANYON LAKE — With summer temperatures soaring throughout the state, many Texans are seeking the cooling temperatures and fun of lakes, rivers and bays. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Comal County Sheriff’s Office and Water-Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD) invite media to attend two upcoming events for coverage of boating safety for Canyon Lake and Operation Dry Water.

June 22, 2023

Partnership Adds 515 Acres to Honey Creek State Natural Area

SPRING BRANCH— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announces 515 more acres of pristine land and water in Central Texas will be protected and stewarded for future generations of Texans.

June 19, 2023

Texas Game Wardens Assist Perryton Tornado Response

PERRYTON – On Thursday June 15 Texas Game Wardens responded to a strong thunderstorm that developed into an EF3 tornado striking the town of Perryton.  In addition to causing widespread property damage, the storm claimed three lives and injured hundreds of others. Through the aftermath, Wardens remained on scene assisting local and state first responders with search and rescue efforts as well as traffic enforcement and community support.