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March 16, 2023

TPWD Reminds Hunters of Mandatory Harvest Reporting in Select Texas Counties Ahead of Season Opener

AUSTIN- As the Texas spring turkey season rapidly approaches, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds hunters that all counties with a one-bird bag limit have mandatory harvest reporting requirements. Hunters must report their harvest within 24 hours through the My Texas Hunt Harvest app or the TPWD website.

March 8, 2023

Hunting Prospects Favorable this Spring in Areas with Historically Strong Turkey Populations

AUSTIN – While the 2022 drought and heat have reduced wild turkey numbers across Texas, hunters who hit the field this spring should see plenty of birds in areas that typically house huntable populations of wild turkeys.

Nov. 21, 2022

Hunters Reminded to Report Their Harvest During Upcoming Antlerless Season

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) wants to remind hunters to report their harvest during the upcoming antlerless deer season, Nov. 24-27.

Nov. 9, 2022

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts.  The winners were selected in a random drawing from 154,551 entries and the 14 lucky individuals have been notified.

Nov. 4, 2022

Hunter Education Program Recognizes 1.5 Millionth Student

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is celebrating 50 years of hunter education in Texas and officially recognized Austin Zurek of Midlothian as the 1.5 millionth student during Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission meeting.

Oct. 28, 2022

Waterfowl Hunters Can Lend a Hand to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

AUSTIN – The new waterfowl hunting season is just around the corner and hunters across the state are gearing up in anticipation for opening day. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds waterfowl hunters to join the fight against the spread of aquatic invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels. Hunters play a key role in this preventive effort when they clean, drain and dry their boats and equipment, including decoys and other hunting gear, before traveling from lake to lake.

Oct. 26, 2022

El Clima Seco Modera las Expectativas para la Temporada General de Venado Cola Blanca

AUSTIN — Al persistir el clima seco en casi todo el estado, los biólogos del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) pronostican que los cazadores verán a los venados frecuentando consistentemente los comederos durante el inicio de la Temporada General de Venado Cola Blanca.

Dry Weather Tempers Expectations for General White-Tailed Deer Season

AUSTIN— With dry weather persisting throughout much of the state, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists expect hunters to see deer consistently frequenting feeders during the start of the general white-tailed deer season.

Oct. 20, 2022

Habitat Conditions Could Present Challenges for Waterfowl Hunters this Season

AUSTIN – Dry conditions across the state could pose some challenges as waterfowl hunters gear up for the start of the new season. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists indicate habitat conditions are not ideal for ducks and duck hunters in many parts of Texas. However, weather pattern changes in addition to timely cold fronts and significant rain events could help improve hunter’s fortunes.

Oct. 17, 2022

Quail Surveys Suggest Uncertain Prospects Heading into Oct. 29 Season Opener

AUSTIN – Bobwhite and scaled quail populations continue to battle against drought conditions across Texas as quail season opens statewide Oct. 29. This means hunting opportunities and success will vary throughout the state.