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Oct. 22, 2019

Hunting Conditions Forecasted to Yield a Fruitful Waterfowl Season

AUSTIN— Hunters heading to the field this fall with hopes to fill their plates with delicious ducks are in luck as biologists predict a good waterfowl season.

Oct. 21, 2019

Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua Community Garden Host 11th Annual Green Scene Festival Oct. 26-27

TERLINGUA – The Terlingua Community Garden, part of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance, is partnering with Big Bend Ranch State Park (BBRSP) to host the 11th annual Green Scene Festival. In addition to education and demonstrations related to sustainability, BBRSP is providing a special presentation related to dark sky preservation.

Texas Game Wardens Begin Exchange Program with South African National Parks Game Rangers

AUSTIN – Texas Game Wardens recently traveled to Kruger National Park in South Africa to begin an annual professional exchange program with South African National Parks Game Rangers.

Oct. 17, 2019

Early Voting Begins Monday; Constitutional Amendment Supporting State, Local Parks and Historic Sites on Ballot

AUSTIN—Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 21, and Texans will have the opportunity to vote on 10 constitutional amendments, including Proposition 5. If approved, Prop 5 would guarantee that revenue received from the collection of existing state sales taxes on sporting goods is appropriated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

Oct. 16, 2019

Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden, State Park Police Cadet Class

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is building its next generation of elite state law enforcement officers with the 64th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class. Applications are being accepted Oct. 15-Nov. 15.

Oct. 14, 2019

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site Hosts 25th Annual Interpretive Fair Oct. 19, 20

EL PASO, TX – Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site invites the public to come celebrate its 25th Annual Interpretive Fair Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. — 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. All park entrance fees will be waived, and the event is free to attend.

Oct. 11, 2019

Game Warden Field Notes, Oct. 11, 2019

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

Oct. 10, 2019

Celebrate Halloween with the Fishes at The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Oct. 24

ATHENS – East Texas families can get more treats than tricks at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s Halloween at the Hatchery event. The annual event provides a safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for local causes including the East Texas Crisis Center, Henderson County Rainbow Room, and the Athens High School Bass Fishing Team.

Oct. 9, 2019

Texas Boating Law Administrator Elected NASBLA Chairman

LEXINGTON, KY – During its 60th annual meeting, held in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2019, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) elected Asst. Commander Game Warden Cody Jones, Boating Law Administrator for Texas, as Chairman of the nonprofit organization for the 2019-2020 year. He succeeds Mark Brown, Oklahoma’s Boating Law Administrator. NASBLA is a national nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Enjoy Witchin’ Halloween Events Throughout October at a Texas State Park

AUSTIN— Polish the cauldrons and dust off those brooms, Texas State Parks are getting extra spooky this October for some scary-fun events happening throughout the month. A variety of family-friendly Halloween events are scheduled for ghouls and goblins of all ages, including zombie apocalypse hikes, jack-o’-lantern scavenger hunts, trick-or-treating at the park and spooky campfire stories, just to name a few.