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TPWD News Releases

Jan. 26, 2004

TPWD Preparing for Third Crab Trap Cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas – Hoping to add to the pile of almost 12,000 lost and abandoned crab traps hauled from Texas bays during the last two years, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are gearing up for another round of cleanups, this time on Feb. 20-29.

Texas Big Game Awards Honor Lifetime License Winner

SAN ANTONIO — For more than 12 years, the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA), a partnership of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), have recognized the contributions that landowners, land managers and responsible hunters make to managing and conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat on Texas’ private lands.

TPWD Calendar

The following meetings may be of interest to the public. Check the master calendar for all TPWD events.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 26, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Stay Tuned, Jan. 26, 2004

Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.

Jan. 20, 2004

South Texas Leads Way for Banner Hunting Season

AUSTIN, Texas — When the hunting is good in South Texas, few places in the nation can compare and hunting has been excellent this season, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists.

Scientists Discover New Species of Fish

AUSTIN, Texas — Two scientists have reported the discovery of America’s newest vertebrate species. The species, a fish, is described in the current issue of the prestigious, quarterly international journal Copeia, the official publication of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

Texas State Parks Welcoming Adventure Racers

AUSTIN, Texas — In the coming months, a handful of Texas state parks will host a fledgling sporting event — Adventure Racing — that offers a physical challenge, lessons in teamwork and yet one more excuse to enjoy the great outdoors.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 20, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Stay Tuned, Jan. 20, 2004

Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.