TPWD News Releases

Sept. 28, 2022

2023 Texas State-Fish Art Contest Now Open for Entries

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is excited to announce it is accepting entries for the 2023 Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest through Feb. 28. The Fish Art Contest is part of an international conservation education program designed to foster youth interest in fisheries and fishing.

Sept. 27, 2022

Media Advisory:  Special Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting on Selection of a New Executive Director

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold a special meeting on selection of a new executive director to lead the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). TPWD opened applications in April for a successor to retiring Executive Director Carter Smith.

Sept. 23, 2022

Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed at a Limestone County Deer Breeding Facility

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) discovered Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer breeding facility in Limestone County. This marks the first positive detection of the disease in the county.

On National Hunting and Fishing Day, Texas Hunters and Anglers Encouraged to Bring a Buddy

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is asking Texans to invite their friends and family into the outdoors to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF) on Sept. 24.

Sept. 21, 2022

TPWD Requesting Ideas on Freshwater Fish Habitat, Shoreline-based Angler Access Improvement Projects for Fiscal Years 2024, 2025

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division requests ideas from angling organizations, local governments, non-governmental organizations, river authorities and tribal organizations on freshwater fish habitat and shoreline-based angler access improvement projects to be completed in public waters statewide during fiscal years 2024-2025.

Sept. 15, 2022

“The Sunfish Showdown” is Slated for Sept. 24 at TFFC

ATHENS – Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is hosting “The Sunfish Showdown” tournament Sept. 24 in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. The event, scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m., offers a day of fun for the whole family.

Biologists Predict Moderate Hunting Conditions Ahead of White-Tailed Deer Archery-Only Season Opener

AUSTIN— With drought affecting most of the state over the summer, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists foresee a moderate season for hunters this fall.

Sept. 14, 2022

TPWD Hosts “Explore Bowhunting” Event Sept. 24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program is teaming up with Guadalupe River State Park Sept. 24 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting” during National Hunting and Fishing Day. The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about bowhunting going into a brand-new season.

Sept. 9, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Conclude Busy Labor Day Weekend on the Water

AUSTIN – Texas Game Wardens were out in force during the Labor Day Weekend, logging 2,110 patrol hours to ensure water safety while Texans spent time with friends and family.

Sept. 7, 2022

Teal Season Arrives in Texas Sept. 10

AUSTIN – Opening day for the teal hunting season arrives this Saturday, Sept. 10 and Texas hunters will have multiple opportunities to harvest birds thanks to improved conditions from recent storms.