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July 9, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, July 9, 2021

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.

July 8, 2021

Texas Game Wardens Wrap up Busy July 4th Weekend Boating Safety Efforts

AUSTIN – Thousands of Texans and out-of-state visitors headed to Texas lakes, rivers and coastal bays to celebrate the Independence Day weekend. Texas Game Wardens were out in force to ensure everyone stayed safe on the water.

June 30, 2021

Texas Game Wardens Participating in Operation Dry Water This July Fourth Weekend

AUSTIN – The Fourth of July holiday weekend is quickly approaching and those enjoying Texas waterways are finalizing their plans. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding everyone to be safe this holiday weekend by following basic boating safety precautions while on the water.

June 14, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, June 14, 2021

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.

June 3, 2021

Texas Game Wardens Wrap Up Busy Memorial Day Weekend Safety Efforts Statewide

AUSTIN – The Memorial Day weekend proved extremely busy for Texas Game Wardens, despite severe weather including storms, downpours and flooded rivers in some areas. Boating incidents statewide surpassed last year’s Memorial Day weekend numbers in almost every category.

May 27, 2021

TPW Commissioner, Game Warden and Wildlife Biologist Recognized by TPW Commission

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPW) recognized a Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioner, a game warden and a wildlife biologist during today’s meeting for their contributions and efforts supporting the agency mission.

May 25, 2021

2020 Boating Accidents at 30-Year High; Water Safety Urged for National Safe Boating Week Ahead of 2021 Boating Season

AUSTIN – In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week set for May 22-28, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds Texans to be safe and vigilant this upcoming Memorial Day weekend and all summer long by following the law and taking basic safety precautions while on the water.

May 19, 2021

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Resumes All Operations

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is pleased to announce a return to full operational status. Due to the public health situation, TFFC, located in Athens, had limited operations and visitor services since March 2020. During the pandemic, in anticipation of reopening, TFFC personnel utilized the partial closure to focus efforts on renovations and upgrades to enhance the visitor experience.

May 13, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, May 13, 2021

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.

April 30, 2021

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Announces Inaugural “Spring Spawning Run”

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is hosting the first statewide virtual 5K “Spring Spawning Run” to celebrate the fish spawning season and recognize the importance of state fish hatchery efforts to enhance the fisheries resources and fishing opportunities for more than two million anglers in Texas. This year’s 5k run will take place virtually the entire month of May, which means participants can show their support from anywhere in the state at their own pace.