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March 20, 2020

Calling All Jakes: Texas Turkey Hunters Should See More Young Toms This Spring

AUSTIN – A great 2019 nesting season for wild turkeys means more young toms (or jakes) will be seen by hunters this spring. Jakes are typically more forgiving than older toms and create a prime opportunity for new turkey hunters to bag their first bird.

March 9, 2020

Intern With a Texas Game Warden This Summer; Applications due March 27

AUSTIN— University students looking for a paid summer internship have the opportunity to gain hands-on job experience assisting Texas Game Wardens with patrols. There are nine slots available in various regions of the state and selected applicants will be able to learn about the various job duties of a game warden during the 10-week internship.

March 6, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, March 6, 2020

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

Feb. 21, 2020

TPWD Seeking Public Input on Saltwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2020-2021

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations for 2020-2021. These changes are focused on the recreational and commercial flounder fishery and paddle craft licenses.

TPWD Seeking Public Input on Hunting Regulation Proposals for 2020-2021

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to hunting regulations for 2020-2021. The proposed changes include amending definitions, application requirements and conditions for pronghorn and antlerless mule deer permits; and specifying season dates and bag limits for the 2020-2021 migratory game bird seasons.

TPWD Seeking Public Input on Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2020-2021

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations for 2020-2021. The proposed changes include modifying harvest regulations and gear restrictions at five water bodies located in Cooke, Williamson, Tom Green, Grayson and Starr/Zapata counties.

Feb. 14, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, Feb. 14, 2020

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

Jan. 24, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 24, 2020

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

Jan. 13, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 13, 2020

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

Dec. 19, 2019

Val Verde County White-tailed Deer Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

AUSTIN – Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in a free-ranging, 5 ½ year-old white-tailed doe between Del Rio and Amistad Reservoir, making it the first confirmed case of the disease in Val Verde County.