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March 24, 2022

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.

March 22, 2022

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Hosts “Fishing Fools Day

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is the perfect place to kick off the month of April with “Fishing Fools Day,” an event celebrating all things fishing. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at the TFFC in Athens.

16th Annual Texas-National Archery Championship Draws a Record Number of Student Competitors to Belton

AUSTIN – In the 16th year offering a state tournament opportunity for Texas schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®), a record 3,100 students from 148 schools will meet March 22-23 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Students will have a chance to contend for awards and qualify for the NASP® National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

March 21, 2022

Las Áreas que Históricamente Tienen Altas Poblaciones de Guajolote Pronostican el Éxito de Cacería esta Primavera

AUSTIN — Las áreas de Texas que históricamente han tenido altas poblaciones de guajolote silvestre para cacería tendrán números sólidos de nuevo esta temporada de cacería de primavera.  Los biólogos del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) dicen que los cazadores tendrán la mejor de las suertes en las regiones de los Cross Timbers, la Meseta Edwards y el Sur de Texas.

Game Warden Field Notes, March 21, 2022

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.  *Images of individual field notes are available upon request with the TPWD press office.

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Areas in Galveston Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-2, TX-3 and TX-9 in Galveston Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

March 16, 2022

ShareLunker Hot Streak Rolls into March

ATHENS – Five new ShareLunkers landed in angler boats during the first two weeks of March, continuing a hot stretch for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2022 Toyota ShareLunker collection season.

March 15, 2022

Public Fishing, Paddling Access Expands with Two New Sites

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is expanding public fishing and paddling opportunities in the state with the addition of two leased river access sites through the River Access and Conservation Area (RACA) program.

March 14, 2022

Areas with Historically Strong Turkey Populations Sets the Table for Hunter Success this Spring

AUSTIN – Areas in Texas that have historically had huntable populations of wild turkeys will have solid numbers again this spring hunting season. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists say hunters will have the most luck in the Cross Timbers, the Edwards Plateau and South Texas regions.