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Aug. 7, 2019

Partial Closure of Big Bend Ranch State Park Runs Aug. 19-27 for Wildlife Surveys

TERLINGUA— The interior of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex will be closed for the safety of park visitors during wildlife surveys Aug. 19 – 27. During the surveys, staff will be counting desert bighorn sheep by helicopter and dispatching non-native aoudad (barbary sheep) when encountered.

Aug. 2, 2019

Game Warden Field Notes, Aug. 2, 2019

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

July 30, 2019

Nueces River Paddling Trail at George West Launches Saturday, August 3, 2019

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department welcomes the latest addition to the Texas Paddling Trail. The new Nueces River Paddling Trail — George West launches at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Live Oak County Park Boat Ramp off of Airport Road.

July 23, 2019

TPWD Performs Large-scale Feasibility Study for Wyler Aerial Tramway Project; El Paso Community Foundation Hosting Public Meeting July 24

EL PASO— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is performing a feasibility study geared toward determining the future of the Wyler Aerial Tramway. A public meeting hosted by the El Paso Community Foundation will be held July 24 at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents of El Paso to provide input on the project in person.

Texas Statewide Quail Symposium Set for Aug. 14-16 in Abilene

ABILENE — Quail enthusiasts, get ready for the return of the Texas Statewide Quail Symposium Aug. 14-16. This semi-annual conference brings together quail experts from across the state and beyond to discuss current topics of interest in quail conservation and management.

July 22, 2019

Mustang Island Reopens for Overnight Camping

PORT ARANSAS— Mustang Island State Park is reopening for overnight camping after Hurricane Harvey storm damage delayed the previously scheduled restroom replacement project in the campgrounds.

Red Snapper Season in Federal Waters to Close Aug. 2 for Texas Private Recreational Anglers

AUSTIN- Based on current and projected landings estimates, the private recreational angler red snapper season in federal waters off the Texas coast will close at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 2, earlier than the initially projected 97-day season.

Large Numbers of Juvenile Bass Indicate Llano River Recovering From Historic Flood Event

AUSTIN – Less than a year after a major flood scoured much of the Llano River and left anglers worried about the future of the waterway’s renowned bass fishery, biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are finding evidence of a recovery.

July 17, 2019

TPWD Drawn Hunt Permit Applications Now Being Accepted

AUSTIN – Hunters looking for a new opportunity or simply a change of scenery this fall are urged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than 9,000 permits in 51 hunt categories.

July 15, 2019

Game-changing, bipartisan wildlife legislation introduced in Congress

Fish and wildlife populations are under increasing pressure from habitat loss, invasive species, emerging diseases, and extreme weather events in Texas and throughout the country. As many as one-third of our nation’s species are on the brink of becoming threatened or endangered. A bill just introduced in Congress seeks to reverse this trend.