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Dec. 29, 2021

Toyota ShareLunker Program Kicks Off 36th Season This Weekend

ATHENS – The month of January begins a new year and with it the beginning of the 36th season of the Toyota ShareLunker program when anglers across the state, and for that matter the nation, cast their lines and fish for Largemouth Bass in Texas’ world class fisheries. The Toyota ShareLunker program has played an integral part in making Texas a destination for hundreds of thousands of anglers in search of this prized sport fish.

Dile Adiós al 2021 con una Excursión del Día Primero en el 2022

AUSTIN- Recibe el 2022 con una Excursión del Día Primero en uno de los 89 Parques Estatales de Texas.  Los parques en todo el estado estarán ofreciendo una variedad de eventos, con guía y autoguiados, para que los visitantes puedan caminar, andar en bicicleta o remar su camino hacia el nuevo año.

Dec. 27, 2021

Bid 2021 Adieu With a First Day Hike in 2022

AUSTIN— Welcome 2022 with a First Day Hike at one of 89 Texas State Parks. Parks statewide will be hosting a variety of self-guided and guided events  so visitors can walk, bike or paddle their way into the new year.

Dec. 24, 2021

TPWD Sets Public Scoping Meetings to Gather Input on Spotted Seatrout Regulations

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on the proposed rules changing bag and size limits for spotted seatrout on the middle and lower Texas coast. The proposed rules would reduce the spotted seatrout bag limit to 3 fish and restrict the allowable size to 17-23 inches for two years. The goal of this rule is to leave more spawning fish in the water for two spawning seasons in order to help the populations recover quickly from the 2021 winter storm. These regulation changes would only affect Matagorda Bay, San Antonio Bay, Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre systems.

Dec. 22, 2021

Texas Game Warden Memorial is Moving to a New Home

AUSTIN– Since 2012, the Game Warden Peace Officer’s Association has been working to relocate the memorial from the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens to the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. The life-size bronze figure of a Texas Game Warden stands to honor the wardens that lost their lives in the line of duty and serves as a reminder of the enduring legacy of the Texas Game Wardens.

Dec. 17, 2021

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Mesquite Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-28 in Mesquite Bay, part of the Aransas Bay complex, to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

Dec. 14, 2021

Texas State Parks Ambassador Program Accepting Applications for New Central and West Texas Cohort

AUSTIN – After a two-year hiatus, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is proud to announce that the Texas State Parks Ambassador Program will relaunch in early 2022. The program will begin accepting Ambassadors applications for Central and West Texas State Parks on Dec. 15.

Dec. 9, 2021

Conservation Agencies, Bass Clubs, and Local Youth Increase Fish Habitat in Coleto Creek Reservoir

VICTORIA – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Corpus Christi Inland Fisheries team partnered with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), Texas B.A.S.S. Nation, Coleto BassMasters Friends of Reservoirs (FOR) chapter, and several youths from St. Joseph’s High School to complete Phase 2 (native aquatic vegetation planting) of a greater habitat initiative to restore and enhance fisheries habitats in the reservoir.

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Areas in Galveston Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-1, TX-5 and TX-7 in Galveston Bay and TX-24 in Espiritu Santo Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

Dec. 6, 2021

Public Access Lease for Guadalupe River Trout Fishing is Open

AUSTIN – Anglers have the opportunity to target rainbow trout during the peak of cold-weather stocking and fishing season thanks to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) “no fee” public access lease on the Guadalupe River.