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Oct. 30, 2023

Waterfowl Hunters Play Major Role in Helping Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

AUSTIN – Waterfowl season is on the horizon and as hunters across the state start prepping their gear and boats for opening day, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds them to join the fight against the spread of aquatic invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels.

Official Media Statement: Drowning at Huntsville State Park

Oct. 27, 2023

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event November 11

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Brazos Bend State Park on Nov. 11 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.”

Se Espera que la Población de Venado Repunte Después de las Condiciones de Sequía 

AUSTIN — Los biólogos del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) esperan que los cazadores de venado de todo el estado tengan abundantes oportunidades para llenar sus congeladores esta temporada gracias a la importante mejoría de las condiciones de su hábitat.

Texas Deer Population Forecasted to Rebound from Drought Conditions

AUSTIN —Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists expect deer hunters statewide to have plenty of opportunities to fill freezers this season thanks to widespread, improved habitat conditions.

Oct. 26, 2023

Quail Populations Recovering, Strongest in Years

AUSTIN —Texas quail hunting season opens Oct. 28, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) surveys indicate an increased number of bobwhite and scaled quail in the field thanks to a combination of cooler temperatures and spring rainfall during the start of nesting season.

Oct. 19, 2023

Dry Conditions Could Pose Challenges for Waterfowl Hunters This Season

AUSTIN- Lingering drought conditions throughout much of Texas could present challenges as waterfowl hunters prepare for the start of the new season. The dry habitat conditions in many parts of the state are not ideal for ducks and duck hunters, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists. However, weather pattern changes, timely cold fronts and significant rain could boost hunters’ prospects.

Sept. 22, 2023

Texas Commemorates National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday, Sept. 23

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is encouraging Texans to bring their family and friend into the outdoors to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday. National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated on the fourth Saturday of every September, recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions and leadership to wildlife and conservation.

Sept. 20, 2023

Hunter Education 101 Courses Offer Hands-on Hunting Opportunities for Beginners This Fall

AUSTIN —Fall hunting kicked off this month with the start of dove season, but it’s never too late to learn the skill and value hunting brings to Texas wildlife through upcoming hunter education classes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Hunter Education Program offers in-person learning events through the end of February, which combine a classroom course with beginner hunting opportunities in the field with experts.

Sept. 14, 2023

Red Snapper Landings to be Reported on My Texas Hunt Harvest App, iSnapper Mobile App Discontinued

AUSTIN— Starting this month, anglers can voluntarily report red snapper landings on the My Texas Hunt Harvest (MTHH) app as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) discontinues its iSnapper app.