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Sept. 26, 2019

TPWD Issues Statement Regarding Lake Dunlap Stump Removal

AUSTIN – A recent media release by the Preserve Lake Dunlap Association (PLDA) stated that stump removal was underway at Lake Dunlap with full approval and with permission from TPWD. This statement is inaccurate. TPWD staff did not approve or consult on this ongoing stump removal project and was unaware of these stump-removal efforts until obtaining the PLDA media release dated Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Sept. 25, 2019

Gov. Abbott Proclaims Sep. 28 National Hunting and Fishing Day in Texas

AUSTIN – This Saturday, Sept. 28 is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and supporters of the special day are calling on Texas hunters and anglers to invite someone to go hunting or fishing, whether a first-timer, child or grandchild, friend, co-worker or neighbor.

Sept. 23, 2019

Expectations High for Archery-Only Hunting Season Opening Sept. 28

AUSTIN – The hot, dry conditions that have been gripping most of Texas could make Saturday’s archery-only white-tailed deer season opener a challenge for bowhunters, yet those who know how to work the conditions can still find good hunting. For the first time this fall, hunters are required to report all antlerless deer harvested in 21 south-central Texas counties—see details below.

Sept. 20, 2019

CWD Sample Collector Trainings in the Panhandle and Trans-Pecos

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have partnered to coordinate Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) post-mortem sample collection trainings in the Panhandle and Trans-Pecos. As part of the state’s increased CWD surveillance, this opportunity is being provided to landowners/managers, taxidermists, and veterinarians to be trained and certified by TAHC to be official CWD sample collectors.

Sept. 10, 2019

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Outdoor Expo Set for Sept. 21

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is offering visitors opportunities to learn about a wide range of outdoor skills and participate in family fun events during its annual Outdoor Expo and Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21. The expo will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 9, 2019

Texas Hunters Brace for Hot Teal Season Opener

AUSTIN – This year’s early teal hunting season is expected to be a hot one, both in terms of temperature and prospects. Extended forecasts for Saturday’s opener indicate waves of blue-winged teal headed for Texas, along with daytime highs in the mid to upper 90s.

Sept. 5, 2019

Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted Through Nov. 1

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to freshwater fishing in Texas for next year’s hall of fame through Nov. 1, 2019.

Aug. 30, 2019

Balmorhea State Park Closes Sept. 3 for Maintenance Projects

TOYAHVALE— Balmorhea State Park is closing its gates Sept. 3 for continued park improvements scheduled to run through Spring 2020.

Game Warden Field Notes, Aug. 30, 2019

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

Aug. 29, 2019

New Texas Laws Affecting Feral Hog Hunting, License Validation Take Effect Sept. 1

AUSTIN – Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that beginning Sept. 1, you won’t even need a hunting license to pursue them on private property. That’s when a new law takes effect removing even more obstacles from controlling hog numbers.