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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.

Nov. 6, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, Nov. 6, 2020

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

Oct. 28, 2020

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Set to Launch Feed the Hungry Campaign

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is teaming up with the Henderson County Food Pantry this November to help feed the hungry. In honor of the first Sharelunker, “Ethel” who was caught on November 26, 1986, the “Ethelsgiving Feed the Hungry, Feed the Fish” food drive will begin November 1 and run throughout the month at the Athens facility.

Oct. 20, 2020

Wildlife Experts Encourage Bear Safety Amid Sporadic Sightings in Texas

AUSTIN — As occasional bear sightings continue to crop up in the west and southwestern portions of the state, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) encourages residents to practice bear safety as the likelihood of spotting a bear in a populated area increases. Black bears are native to Texas and are a part of our natural heritage and the Texas ecosystem.

Oct. 19, 2020

Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest to Benefit TPWD Arrives at Lake Fork Nov. 5-8

AUSTIN – The Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest (TBTF) is heading back to Lake Fork for the second year in a row, bringing world class bass fishing, shopping, and a variety of outdoor activities to Texas’ most iconic bass fishing lake. The event is scheduled for Nov. 5-8 and benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Oct. 2, 2020

Game Warden Field Notes, Oct. 2, 2020

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