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April 13, 2023

City Nature Challenge Returns to Texas for the Eighth Year

AUSTIN — The City Nature Challenge is back in full force for the eighth year. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), through the Texas Nature Trackers program, invites all Texans to participate Friday, April 28, through Sunday, May 1, in a friendly competition between 15 Texas metropolitan areas. Everyone is invited to explore nature in their immediate surroundings: outside their front doors, in their yard or anywhere nature is found and can be safely and responsibly explored.

April 12, 2023

Cierre del TPWD de las áreas de recolección de ostras en Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) cerro TX-19 and TX-20 en Matagorda Bay a la recolección comercial y recreativa de ostras a partir de martes, el 11 de abril de 2023.

TPWD Closes Oyster Harvest Areas in Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) closed TX-19 and TX-20 in Matagorda Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

April 11, 2023

Texas Parks and Wildlife Seeks Public Input on ADA Transition Plan

AUSTIN—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will host two virtual public meetings seeking public input to help determine priorities for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) projects and upgrades to sites and facilities.

Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered in Deer Breeding Facilities in Frio and Hamilton Counties

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) received confirmation of two new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in separate deer breeding facilities in Hamilton and Frio counties. These cases mark the first detection of the disease in each county.

TPWD Hosts Spring ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event April 22

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Inks Lake State Park on April 22 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.” The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about hunting with a bow and get a jump on preparations for the new fall season.

April 10, 2023

El Reabastecimiento de Bagre Llega en Abril a los Lagos dePesca en la Vecindad

AUSTIN — Ya llegó la primavera y eso significa que regresó el reabastecimiento    de bagre en los lagos del programa Pesca en la Vecindad de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD).  Este programa ofrece a familias y amigos la oportunidad de participar en las tradiciones de Texas de la recreación al aire libre y la divertida pesca de bagre con caña; y todo muy cerca de casa.

Catfish Stocking Arrives at Neighborhood Fishin’ Lakes in April

AUSTIN – Spring is here and that means catfish angling is back at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes across the state. The program provides an opportunity for friends and families to participate in the Texas traditions of outdoor recreation by reeling in catfish close to home.

TPWD Cautions: Don’t Handle Wildlife, Especially Babies

AUSTIN — Spring has sprung. With extended sunshine and milder days, more people are enjoying the outdoors as native wildlife adds new fawns and hatchlings to their broods. Texans may start to notice more wildlife in their backyard, neighborhood or surrounding areas. The best thing to do is to leave them alone.

April 4, 2023

TPWD, DPS Advise Gun Storage Safety for Spring Hunting

AUSTIN — Now that spring turkey hunting season has begun, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) want to remind gun owners that safe gun storage saves lives. Proper storage protects those you love and keeps firearms out of the hands of criminals.