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Dec. 6, 2022

TPWD Collaborates with Major League Fishing on Habitat Restoration Project at Lake Bryan

BRYAN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division, local anglers and the Bryan Texas Utilities Department (BTUD) collaborated with Major League Fishing (MLF) on a recent project to install new fish habitat in Lake Bryan.

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

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) está cerrando TX-12 en Matagorda Bay y TX-5 en Galveston Bay a la recolección comercial y recreativa de ostras a partir de las 12:01 a.m. del lunes 5 de dic. de 2022.

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Happenings at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks will be commencing its holiday season festivities with special seasonal events across the state. Throughout the month of December, state parks across Texas will host themed guided walks, scavengers hunts and more for all visitors to enjoy.

Dec. 2, 2022

Biologists Stress Testing Harvests for Chronic Wasting Disease During Deer Season

AUSTIN— With the recent discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Kaufman County, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists are stressing the importance of testing harvested deer taken this hunting season to curb the spread of this deadly disease.

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Areas in Galveston Bay and Matagorda Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-12 in Matagorda Bay and TX-5 in Galveston Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.

Dec. 1, 2022

Public Access Lease Opens for Guadalupe River Trout Fishing

AUSTIN – Texas anglers have access to a prime location for rainbow trout fishing during the cold weather stocking season through a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) “no fee” public access lease on the Guadalupe River.

Coastal Fisheries Division Sets Public Meeting to Discuss New Nighttime Flounder Study

ROCKPORT – The Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is holding a public meeting in person and online to discuss a new nighttime flounder harvest study. This meeting will answer questions related to the study and teach recreational anglers how to self-report their flounder catches using the My Texas Hunt Harvest App. Participation from the recreational angling community is imperative to this research study and will help the Coastal Fisheries Division obtain vital information regarding flounder populations on the coast.

Nov. 28, 2022

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected at a High Fence Release Site in Kaufman County

AUSTIN –Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was detected on a high fence release site in Kaufman County. This is the first positive detection of CWD in the county.

Nov. 22, 2022

Texas Game Warden Search and Rescue Drone Program Yields Positive Outcomes Across the State

AUSTIN – Three recent incidents requiring game warden drone support and successful coordination with local law enforcement led to an arrest in east Texas and two rescues of lost individuals in the hill country.

Nov. 21, 2022

Hunters Reminded to Report Their Harvest During Upcoming Antlerless Season

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) wants to remind hunters to report their harvest during the upcoming antlerless deer season, Nov. 24-27.