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May 25, 2023

Game Warden Daron Blackerby Recognized as Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year

AUSTIN — On May 25, Game Warden Daron Blackerby was recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission as the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year.

May 4, 2023

Texas Game Wardens, Army Corps of Engineers Team Up for National Safe Boating Week

LEWISVILLE — Texas Game Wardens and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Rangers will offer water safety education and outreach opportunities on Lake Lewisville this Memorial Day Weekend as part of National Safe Boating Week.

April 27, 2023

Stay Aware, Stay Safe During Water Safety Month in May

AUSTIN — Summer’s scorching temperatures are just around the corner and, to most Texans, that means taking refuge in the water. May is National Water Safety Month, so the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow some simple, yet effective, safety precautions to prevent accidents and save lives.

April 26, 2023

Game Warden Field Notes, April 26, 2023

April 3, 2023

TFFC Hosts First Deaf Day and Picnic Event April 15

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce a brand-new, daylong event on Saturday, April 15. The first-ever Deaf Day and Picnic at the TFFC will run during the center’s regular hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with a variety of family-friendly activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic, try their hand at fishing with loaner gear provided by TFFC and enjoy a fun spring day.

March 20, 2023

“Fishing Fools Day” Kicks Off April at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is welcoming in the month of April with its annual “Fishing Fools Day” on Saturday, April 1. The event is designed to celebrate all things fishing, with activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 1, 2023

TPWD Program Celebrates State Park Centennial With $2.9 Million in Grant Awards

AUSTIN – In honor of the State Park Centennial Celebration, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) has awarded the largest sum of grant funding in the program’s history and support a record-breaking number of organizations connecting under-represented audiences to Texas State Parks.

Jan. 27, 2023

Wilbarger, Montgomery County Game Wardens Honored for Going the Extra Mile

AUSTIN- Texas Game Wardens Dyke McMahen and Brannon Meinkowsky were presented yesterday  with separate awards as Shikar Safari Officer of the Year and the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife’s Officer of the Year, respectively, by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Nominated by their supervisors for outstanding service in the line of duty, both officers share a passion for conservation, youth outreach and criminal investigation.

Jan. 24, 2023

TPWD Unveils Virtual Reality Boater App at Houston Boat and Car Show

HOUSTON – The latest classroom for boating education is virtual reality. In a nationwide first, the TPWD boater education program will utilize VR headsets to introduce audiences to the joy of sailing where wind, waves and actions all impact the boat’s behavior. While immersed in a highly realistic environment, participants will learn about different types of sailboats, parts of the boat and steering basics. The virtual reality sailing course is part of the MarineVerse app, one of the online training courses offered by Nautic Ed.

Dec. 13, 2022

Game Warden Field Notes, Dec. 13, 2022

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.  Images of individual field notes are available upon request from the TPWD press office.