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Dec. 8, 2020

Winter Season Offers Multiple Opportunities for Texas Bird Hunters

AUSTIN — While winter in Texas is often synonymous with spending dawn and dusk in a deer blind, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) wants to remind hunters of the various upland and migratory bird hunting seasons that are still open throughout the colder months.

Nov. 16, 2020

Hunters Reminded to Report Their Harvest During Upcoming Antlerless Season

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) wants to remind hunters to report their harvests during the upcoming antlerless deer season, Nov 26 — 29.

Nov. 13, 2020

Recent Data Shows that Hunter Education Improves Hunting and Shooting Sports Safety

AUSTIN — According to the 2019 Texas Hunting Incident Analysis, Texas has seen a substantial decrease in hunting-related accidents and fatalities since Hunter Education became mandatory in 1988. That year, over 18,000 Texans received their Hunter Education certification, but 12 fatalities and 70 accidents were still reported throughout the state. As more Texans have taken to the field and obtained their Hunter Education certification, these numbers have improved, with over 56,000 certifications in 2019 and only 1 fatality, and 21 accidents, reported statewide.

Nov. 2, 2020

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has announced the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts, following personal notification to these 14 lucky individuals. The winners were selected in a random drawing from 135,714 entries.

Oct. 29, 2020

Los Cazadores En Texas Pueden Esperar Una Buena Temporada De Venado

AUSTIN— Los biólogos del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas pronostican una temporada exitosa de venado cola blanca en muchas regiones del estado. Aunque las condiciones se van secando, las lluvias de septiembre ayudaron a crear una abundancia de hierbas y arbustos de alta calidad. Ambos son críticos para la nutrición del venado.

Above Average Season Expected for Texas Hunters Ahead of General Deer Season Opener

AUSTIN— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists predict a fruitful white-tailed deer season in many regions of the state. Although conditions are drying statewide, rains in September helped to create an abundance of quality forbs and shrubs, both of which are critical for providing good deer nutrition.

Oct. 27, 2020

Waterfowl Hunters Can Help Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

AUSTIN –With waterfowl season opening day around the corner, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels.

Oct. 26, 2020

Modest Quail Numbers Expected Statewide Ahead of Season Opener

AUSTIN — Quail season opens in Texas on Oct. 31 and while the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) surveys have returned relatively low quail numbers in comparison to previous years, hunters hitting the field this season will see more favorable conditions in certain portions of the state.

Oct. 21, 2020

Young Duck Numbers Could Spell Hunter Successes During Waterfowl Opening Day

AUSTIN— As young ducks of all species migrate into the state over the coming weeks, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists suggest that their arrival could indicate a successful waterfowl season for Texas hunters.

Oct. 2, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, Oct. 2, 2020

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports.