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April 1, 2024

La Comisión de TPWD aprueba la adopción de un sistema de etiqueta de trucha de mar moteada de gran tamaño

AUSTIN – Durante su reunión del 28 de marzo, la Comisión de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) aprobó un sistema de etiqueta para la pesca de trucha de mar moteada de gran tamaño.

TPWD Commission Approves Adoption of Oversized Spotted Seatrout Tag System

AUSTIN – During its March 28 meeting, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission approved a tag system for harvesting oversized spotted seatrout.

March 29, 2024

O.H. Ivie Shines Again with 11th Legacy Class ShareLunker

ATHENS – O.H. Ivie supplied yet another massive Legacy Class ShareLunker during the home stretch of the 2024 Toyota ShareLunker collection season, which ends March 31. Keith Hall of Granbury landed 13.14-pound ShareLunker 668 on Tuesday and it became the 11th Legacy Class entry for O.H. Ivie in 2024. It also raised the statewide total to 18, matching last year’s season output.

March 28, 2024

TPWD Urges Caution Around Rookery Islands to Protect Waterbird Nesting Grounds

AUSTIN — As spring weather transitions to summer and outdoor enthusiasts begin to flock to the coast, boaters will begin to see islands covered with large congregations of nesting birds. These islands, known as rookery islands, provide breeding homes (and nurseries) for thousands of iconic coastal birds such as brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, black skimmers, reddish egrets and other species in Texas bays.

March 22, 2024

O.H. Ivie Churns Out Four More Massive Legacy Class ShareLunkers

ATHENS – O.H. Ivie continued its hot streak with four more massive Legacy Class ShareLunkers in the span of four days. O.H. Ivie has now produced 10 Legacy Class entries, and this quartet of fish bumped the state total to 17 during the 2024 Toyota ShareLunker collection season.

28th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic Begins April 15

AUSTIN — Registration remains open until April 1 for those wishing to join more than 1,000 birders who will flock to the coast, forests, prairies and mountains of Texas to compete in the nation’s biggest, longest and wildest bird watching tournament.

March 21, 2024

Los parques estatales de Texas ofrecen una visualización espectacular del eclipse total

AUSTIN – En menos de un mes, el muy esperado eclipse total adorna los cielos de Texas. El 8 de abril, un eclipse total dará sombra a 31 parques estatales de Texas a lo largo del camino de totalidad.

Texas State Parks Present Prime Viewing for Total Eclipse

AUSTIN – Less than a month remains until the highly anticipated total eclipse adorns Texas skies. On April 8, a total eclipse will shade 31 Texas state parks along the path of totality.

18th Annual Texas-National Archery Championship to Draw Record Number of Student Competitors to Belton March 26-27

AUSTIN – For the 18th year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is hosting the state’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) tournament in Belton. The competition will give more than 4,000 students from 150 Texas schools the opportunity to compete in Bullseye and 3D Archery competitions March 26-27 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Participants have a chance to contend for scholarships, awards and qualify for the NASP® National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

March 20, 2024

El embalse de La Amistad está ‘infestado’ con mejillones cebra invasores

AUSTIN — El Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) a designado el Embalse Internacional Amistad en la cuenca del Río Grande (Río Bravo) a lo largo de la frontera entre Texas y México, cerca de Del Río, como "infestado" con mejillones cebra invasores, lo que significa que una población establecida y reproductora está presente en el lago.