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Aug. 10, 2022

Big Time Texas Hunts, Entries Open for 2022-23 Season

AUSTIN – This season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Big Time Texas Hunts (BTTH) program is offering Texans some of the very best hunting opportunities in the state. Ten premium guided hunt packages are offered in this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts drawing.

Aug. 9, 2022

New Texas Paddling Trail Set for Launch on Patroon Bayou

MILAM – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announces the opening of a new paddling trail at Toledo Bend Reservoir on Patroon Bayou. This trail, the 79th official in Texas, is now open and ready for canoeing or kayaking adventures.

Aug. 5, 2022

New Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance, Containment Zones Proposed in Five Counties

AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider proposed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance and containment zones during its upcoming meeting, Aug. 24-25.

Aug. 4, 2022

TPWD Launches Search for New Executive Director

Austin— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) opened applications Wednesday for a successor to retiring executive director Carter Smith.

July 26, 2022

New Greater Roadrunner Conservation License Plate Available for Texas Drivers

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) launched the long-awaited greater roadrunner conservation license plate today. The plate will raise money to help support and expand wildlife viewing programs and habitat conservation work in Texas.

July 15, 2022

Join Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Fun Summer Adventure

AUSTIN – Summer’s going by fast but there’s still time to jump in the car for an unforgettable road trip, near home or across the state.

July 13, 2022

Palo Duro to Begin Closing Four Trails During Extreme Heat Days for Visitor’s Safety

CANYON—To curb the risk for heat exposure to visitors, Palo Duro Canyon State Park will begin closing select trails between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. when the National Weather Service issues heat advisories for the area.

July 12, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Wrap up Another Busy July Fourth Weekend of Statewide Enforcement

AUSTIN— As Texans hit the waterways across the state to recognize July Fourth, Texas Game Wardens were out in force to ensure everyone stayed safe on the water.

July 8, 2022

World’s Largest Birding Tournament Raises Big Money for Texas Birds

AUSTIN—Famous for being the biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the country, this year’s Great Texas Birding Classic raised $45,000 for projects to benefit birds and other wildlife. Celebrating its 26th year, the tournament has raised $1.1 million for on-the-ground conservation work to acquire, restore and enhance wildlife habitat.

La Temporada Comercial de Camarón del Golfo Abre el Viernes, 15 de Julio

AUSTIN — La temporada de Pesca Comercial de Camarón en el Golfo de México, tanto para las aguas estatales como para las aguas federales, volverá a abrir 30 minutos después de la puesta del sol, el viernes 15 de julio de 2022.  Para decidir la fecha de apertura, los biólogos evalúan el impacto biológico, social y económico para maximizar los beneficios, tanto para la industria como para el público.