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June 11, 2024

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Adopts New Mountain Lion Regulations

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved regulations banning canned hunts and implementing trapping standards for mountain lions during its May meeting. These changes are the first in more than 50 years regarding management of mountain lions in Texas and move the state toward more modern hunting and trapping standards.

May 6, 2024

Public Comment Sought for Proposed Deer Carcass Disposal Regulations

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comment until May 22 on proposed deer carcass disposal regulations and movement restrictions.

April 16, 2024

TPW Commission Approves 2024-25 Statewide Hunting, Migratory Game Bird Regulations

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission have approved hunting regulations for the 2024-25 season with the following modifications and clarifications to 2024-25 Statewide Hunting and Migratory Game Bird proclamations:

April 15, 2024

Dove Mortality Occurring Across Texas due to Trichomoniasis

AUSTIN –The National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) has confirmed several doves collected across Texas, including the Trans Pecos and Rolling Plains, tested positive for Trichomoniasis.

March 13, 2024

Hunting Accidents at a New Record Low in Texas

AUSTIN — Texas recorded a new all-time low number of hunting-related accidents across the state, according to the 2023 Texas Hunting Accident Report.

March 8, 2024

Spring Wild Turkey Season Shaping Up to be a Great Season

AUSTIN — With the early spring green-up and mild winter weather, spring wild turkey season is shaping up to be very productive for hunters.

Feb. 2, 2024

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event Rescheduled for February 24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Brazos Bend State Park on Feb. 24 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.”

Nov. 21, 2023

Hunters Reminded to Report Their Harvest During Upcoming Antlerless Season

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds hunters to report their harvest during the upcoming antlerless deer season, Nov. 23-26.

Nov. 9, 2023

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announces the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts.

Nov. 1, 2023

The Future of Light Goose Harvest Management in Texas

AUSTIN — At two upcoming scoping meetings along the Gulf Coast, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will seek public comment on the future of light goose harvest management in Texas.