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Nov. 18, 2021

Lubbock Area Game Wardens Organizing for Mule Deer Saturation Patrol

LUBBOCK —Between Nov. 20 and 28, Lubbock area game wardens will dedicate extra patrol hours and state resources to the mule deer hunting season.

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 harvests during the upcoming antlerless deer season Nov. 25 — 28.

Nov. 5, 2021

Los Biólogos Pronostican una Temporada General Excepcional de Venado de Cola Blanca este 2021-22

AUSTIN — Los biólogos del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) les informan a los cazadores que pueden esperar una temporada excepcional de venado cola blanca este 2021-22. Se estima que la población de venado cola blanca en todo el estado es de alrededor de 5.4 millones de venados y, aunque se ha reducido ligeramente respecto a los años anteriores, las predicciones de la cantidad de cervatillos por adulto reclutados a la manada (tasas de supervivencia del cervatillo) indican que habrá un firme incremento en la población en esta temporada. 

Nov. 2, 2021

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has selected the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts.  The winners were selected in a random drawing from 145,585 entries and the 14 lucky individuals have been notified.

Oct. 27, 2021

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

AUSTIN – Waterfowl hunters are gearing up across the state in anticipation of opening day. In an effort to avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry their boats and equipment, including decoys and other hunting gear, before traveling from lake to lake.

Oct. 20, 2021

Biologists Predict an Exceptional 2021-22 General White-Tailed Deer Season

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists say hunters can expect an exceptional 2021-22 white-tailed deer season. The statewide white-tailed deer population is estimated to be around 5.4 million deer and while it is down slightly from previous years, fawn recruitment (fawn survival rates) predictions indicate an overall robust population increase headed into the season.

Oct. 19, 2021

Numbers, Favorable Conditions Could Provide Hunters with a Good Season

AUSTIN – With millions of ducks in the Central Flyway and promising conditions in many parts of the state, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists suggest these factors could indicate a good waterfowl season is ahead for Texas Hunters.

Oct. 18, 2021

Quail Surveys Yield Modest Prospects Ahead of Oct. 30 Season Opener

AUSTIN— Quail season begins statewide Oct. 30 but outside of South Texas, bobwhite and scaled quail populations continue to their long, slow road to recovery following several years of drought. As such, hunting opportunities and success will vary across the state.

Oct. 1, 2021

Biologists Remind Landowners and Hunters to Be Mindful of CWD Ahead of Deer Season

AUSTIN – With the opening of deer season on the horizon, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists are asking that hunters and landowners throughout the state be mindful of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) as new cases of the disease have been discovered in individual locations within multiple counties throughout Texas.

Sept. 23, 2021

Annual Guppy Cup Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day the Galveston Way

GALVESTON — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Game Warden Association will be hosting the 3rd annual Cast Away Rods Guppy Cup KidFish on Saturday, September 25. The competition will run in conjunction with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and National Hunting and Fishing Day.