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March 28, 2022

New Texas Parks and Wildlife Tyler Regional Complex is Open for Business

TYLER– Beginning Monday, March 28, the Tyler community will have a new location to service its boating, fishing and hunting needs. Housing divisions including Texas Game Wardens, Wildlife, Inland Fisheries and State Parks, the facility will act as a one-stop-shop for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) business.

March 25, 2022

Anglers Add Two More ShareLunkers to 2022 Season Total

ATHENS – The list of ShareLunkers grew by two over the weekend, running the season total at the time to 22, including seven during the first three weeks of March in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2022 Toyota ShareLunker collection season.

March 24, 2022

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Awards $12.5 Million in Local Park Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $12.5 million in  grants to help  create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities.

March 22, 2022

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Hosts “Fishing Fools Day

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is the perfect place to kick off the month of April with “Fishing Fools Day,” an event celebrating all things fishing. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at the TFFC in Athens.

March 16, 2022

ShareLunker Hot Streak Rolls into March

ATHENS – Five new ShareLunkers landed in angler boats during the first two weeks of March, continuing a hot stretch for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2022 Toyota ShareLunker collection season.

March 5, 2022

Independent Panel Findings Reveal TPWD’ Strengths, Deficiencies During Rolling Pines Wildfire

AUSTIN—The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) released the findings of an independent panel reviewing the circumstances and cause of an escaped prescribed fire at Bastrop State Park. The findings of the review, also known as a facilitated learning analysis, communicate strengths of TPWD actions during the Rolling Pines Wildfire as well as recommendations for addressing deficiencies, which staff have begun incorporating into the department’s prescribed fire protocols.

March 3, 2022

Texas State Parks Ambassador Program Accepting Applications for New Panhandle and North Texas Cohort

AUSTIN – The Texas State Parks Ambassador Program is accepting applications for the newest class of Ambassadors in Panhandle and North Texas State Parks. Applications are due March 30.

February Ends with Historic Run of ShareLunkers

ATHENS – Anglers landed five Lunkers in five days, in the process recording two new lake records and two Top-30 fish – including the seventh largest in Texas history – to close out an active February in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD)’s 2022 Toyota ShareLunker season.

March 1, 2022

TPWD to Hold Town Hall in Bastrop About Rolling Pines Fire

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting a town hall meeting Monday, March 7 to discuss the independent panel’s findings regarding the Rolling Pines Fire.

Feb. 23, 2022

ShareLunker Program Enjoys Back-to-Back Double Lunker Weekend

ATHENS – Anglers in Texas reeled in two more Legacy Class largemouth bass for the second consecutive weekend. Possum Kingdom kicked things off Friday afternoon Feb. 18 with its third Legacy Lunker of the 2022 Toyota ShareLunker season after securing the first two a weekend ago. Houston County Lake then followed suit Saturday afternoon Feb. 19 with its first Legacy Class fish since 1990 and in the process became the second consecutive waterbody to record a Legacy fish after a lengthy absence.