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March 19, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, March 19, 2021

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

March 3, 2021

Texas Parks and Wildlife Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications

AUSTIN –The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now taking applications for summer internships in all divisions, including Law Enforcement, Wildlife, State Parks, Infrastructure, Communications, Coastal Fisheries, and Inland Fisheries.

Feb. 23, 2021

Winter Weather Causes Fish Kills on Texas Coast

AUSTIN- The Coastal Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), with assistance from the Law Enforcement Division, continues to assess the fish kills along the Texas coast due to the recent winter weather. Freezing events along the Texas Coast are rare, but extreme cold temperatures can be a natural cause of fish kills. If fish do not make it to refuge in deeper, more temperature stable water in cold weather, they may die when water temperatures reach a certain threshold. For example, spotted seatrout experience more mortalities associated with freezing weather than other common game species.

Feb. 18, 2021

Biologists Examine Winter Weather Impact on Texas Wildlife

AUSTIN — As much of Texas has experienced historic winter weather, native wildlife populations throughout the state have also felt the impact. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds the public that many native wildlife species will be able to survive short durations of historic low temperatures and snow events. However, long-term impacts on a variety of wildlife and their habitats, especially on vegetation, may not be known for weeks.

Feb. 5, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, Feb. 5, 2021

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

Jan. 8, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, Jan. 8, 2021

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

Dec. 18, 2020

Two Texas Game Wardens Recognized as Officers of the Year

AUSTIN — Two Texas Game Wardens were recognized this week for their outstanding efforts and contributions toward supporting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) mission.

Dec. 10, 2020

Emergency Resuscitation Kits Aid in Rescue of Five-Year-Old in Starr County

AUSTIN— Thanks to funding provided by state lawmakers during the last legislative session, 500 Texas Game Wardens and Texas State Park Police Officers across Texas have been trained and equipped with emergency first aid and oxygen kits to help them respond to drownings and other emergencies. This newest addition to law enforcement’s arsenal came in handy recently when a five-year-old boy was rescued from a well in Starr County.

Dec. 4, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, Dec. 4, 2020

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

Dec. 1, 2020

TPWD Wildlife Biologists Confirm Rare Mountain Lion Sighting Near Rowlett

AUSTIN — Despite the rarity of mountain lion sightings near urban areas, a recent mountain lion sighting on private property in Rowlett has been verified by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists. Biologists suspect that this mountain lion is most likely a transient juvenile male that is just passing through the area as it searches for a home range.