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Sept. 14, 2023

Red Snapper Landings to be Reported on My Texas Hunt Harvest App, iSnapper Mobile App Discontinued

AUSTIN— Starting this month, anglers can voluntarily report red snapper landings on the My Texas Hunt Harvest (MTHH) app as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) discontinues its iSnapper app.

Sept. 13, 2023

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Kimble County Deer Breeding Facility

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received confirmation of a case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer-breeding facility in Kimble County, marking the second such detection in a deer-breeding facility located in the county.

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.

Sept. 7, 2023

Join the Celebration at the 29th Annual Hueco Tanks Community Fair

EL PASO— Experience the magic of Hueco Tanks as we celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100th birthday! Pencil in a day or two of excitement, education and unforgettable memories Oct. 21 and 22 at the 29th Annual Hueco Tanks Community Fair.

Sept. 6, 2023

Teal Season Kicks Off in Texas Sept. 9

AUSTIN – Opening day of teal hunting season is slated for Saturday, Sept. 9, and despite dry conditions throughout much of the state, Texas hunters will still have opportunities to harvest birds.

New Military Parklands Passports Give Veterans, Service Members New Options to Enter Texas State Parks for Free

AUSTIN— Thanks to a recent bill passed during the last legislative session, active-duty military, honorably discharged veterans and the immediate family members of a service member who died while serving now qualify for one of three new Parklands Passports. These passports are available at no cost and grant the cardholder free entry to all Texas State Parks.

Sept. 5, 2023

Great Texas Birding Classic Raises Thousands for Habitat Conservation

AUSTIN— The Great Texas Birding Classic, the biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the country, raised $47,000 for projects benefitting native Texas habitats and species.

Sept. 1, 2023

Operation Game Thief Tip Leads to Six Indictments for Illegal Migratory Songbird Trafficking

AUSTIN— This week, a federal grand jury returned indictments charging six Cuban nationals from Houston with illegal trafficking of migratory songbirds, violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Lacey Act. The joint investigation led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement Special Agents and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Game Wardens led to the seizure of more than 300 illegally trapped songbirds.

Saltwater Fishing Regulation Changes for 2023-24 License Year

AUSTIN – Starting Sept. 1, changes to saltwater fishing regulations will take effect for the 2023-24 license year.

Aug. 31, 2023

Texas Game Wardens Emphasize Water, Boating Safety This Labor Day Weekend

AUSTIN—With the summer boating season winding down, many Texans are making plans to escape the unrelenting heat by hitting the water one last time. This holiday weekend, Texas Game Wardens are joining local law enforcement to patrol Texas lakes and rivers and remind everyone spending time around the water to follow basic safety precautions.