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Aug. 7, 2023

Game Warden Off-Highway Vehicle Patrols Result in Arrests, Seizures

AMARILLO – Between July 29 and 30, Texas Game Wardens coordinated patrol efforts to detect off-highway vehicle violations and recover stolen vehicles near the Canadian River in Potter County.

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Closing to the Public Starting Aug. 28 for Renovations

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens will be closed to the public starting Aug. 28 for major renovations and updates.

July 26, 2023

Game Warden Field Notes, July 26, 2023

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 from the TPWD press office.

July 25, 2023

Emergency Rules Adopted for Movement of Breeder Deer

AUSTIN — In response to continued positive detections of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer breeding facilities, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has adopted an emergency rule  implementing additional movement and testing restrictions for white-tailed deer in deer breeding facilities.

July 21, 2023

Solicitation Process Coming Soon for Ecosystem Services Projects

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Brooks County Deer Breeding Facility

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) received notification of a new case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer-breeding facility in Brooks County. This marks the first detection of the disease in the county and the ninth CWD-positive breeding facility in the state detected in 2023.

July 19, 2023

Chronic Wasting Disease is a Real Threat to Texas Deer

AUSTIN — This year, hunters in Texas will notice an increase in messaging about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and its impacts to the state as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) launches a new public awareness campaign.

Se abre la Recepción de Solicitudes para el Programa de Sorteo de Licencias de Caza para Texas para la Temporada 2023-24

AUSTIN — Este otoño los cazadores tendrán nuevas oportunidades y escenarios disponibles a través del Programa de Sorteo de Licencias de Caza del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD). El programa, que otorga permisos para los cazadores seleccionados tanto en tierras públicas como privadas en todo el estado de Texas, ahora está aceptando las solicitudes para tener la oportunidad de ganar alguna de las casi 10,000 licencias en más de 60 categorías de caza de alta calidad.

July 17, 2023

RACA Program Expands Public Fishing, Paddling Access with New Sites

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is increasing public fishing and paddling opportunities in the state thanks to the addition of two leased river access sites through the River Access and Conservation Area (RACA) program. The new sites are located on the Brazos and San Marcos rivers, giving the public more options and flexibility to access these incredible waterways.

July 14, 2023

Enjoy State Park Views Indoors at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

AUSTIN — Want to appreciate the beauty of Texas State Parks and stay indoors? Visit the The Art of Texas State Parks traveling exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this summer to stay cool while enjoying the views and vistas found in parks. The exhibit, created in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks, will remain in Houston until October 1.