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April 7, 2022

Sam Rayburn and O.H. Ivie Deliver Two More Lunkers, Season Total Stands at 24

ATHENS – Sam Rayburn Reservoir and O.H. Ivie Lake closed out another incredible Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) 2022 Toyota ShareLunker collection season with two more additions in the final week of March. These latest Legacy Lunkers bring the season total to 24, the most during a January through March timeframe since 1995 (27).

Please, Don’t Touch the Wildlife

AUSTIN — With more people enjoying the outdoors this spring season, you may start to notice more wildlife in your backyard, neighborhood or surrounding areas. Species including birds, deer and snakes are active this time of year and their young can be mistaken as abandoned. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) experts caution against lending a helping hand.

April 6, 2022

April is State Parks Month at Whole Earth Provision Co.

AUSTIN— For the 11th year, Whole Earth Provision Co. will celebrate April is Texas State Park Month by hosting a fund drive supporting Texas State Parks. The Texas-based travel, adventure and nature store will give all funds gathered at its seven Texas store locations to help finance day-to-day operational expenses, including enhanced visitor programs, park trail maps and facilities maintenance.

TPWD Asks for Public Input on Roadrunner Conservation License Plate Design

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) asks Texans to weigh in on their favorite designs for a new conservation license plate to support wildlife viewing and nature tourism programs. Voters have until April 21 to complete a short online survey, where they will be able to choose between three images proposed for the  Greater Roadrunner license plate. Survey results will help the agency decide which of three photographic designs should be featured on the new specialty plate.

March 28, 2022

New Texas Parks and Wildlife Tyler Regional Complex is Open for Business

TYLER– Beginning Monday, March 28, the Tyler community will have a new location to service its boating, fishing and hunting needs. Housing divisions including Texas Game Wardens, Wildlife, Inland Fisheries and State Parks, the facility will act as a one-stop-shop for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) business.

March 25, 2022

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Hunting Regulations Changes for 2022-23

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022-23 season at its public meeting held March 24 in Austin. Commissioners adopted the following modifications and clarifications to the 2022-23 Statewide Hunting Proclamation:

Anglers Add Two More ShareLunkers to 2022 Season Total

ATHENS – The list of ShareLunkers grew by two over the weekend, running the season total at the time to 22, including seven during the first three weeks of March in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2022 Toyota ShareLunker collection season.

March 24, 2022

TPW Commission Approves Changes to Freshwater Fishing Regulations for 2022-23

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2022-2023 season at the meeting held March 24.

La Comisión de TPW Aprueba Cambios para los Reglamentos de Pesca en Agua Dulce para 2022-23

AUSTIN — La Comisión de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas aprueba múltiples cambios a los Reglamentos de Pesca en Agua Dulce para la siguiente temporada 2022-2023 en su reunión llevada a cabo el 24 de marzo.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Awards $12.5 Million in Local Park Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $12.5 million in  grants to help  create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities.