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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.

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. 2, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Stress Water, Boating Safety Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

AUSTIN— Ahead of the Labor Day Weekend, Texas Game Wardens and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) remind those heading out to the water to follow basic boating and water safety precautions. In 2021, ramped-up patrols, partnered with boater education outreach programs, contributed to a 43 percent decrease in boating-related accidents and a 50 percent decrease in open-water drownings compared to 2020.

Sept. 1, 2022

Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden Cadet Class

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is currently accepting applications for its 66th Texas Game Warden Cadet class.

Aug. 25, 2022

Texas Game Warden Recognized as the 2022 National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Texas Boating Officer of the Year

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director Carter Smith recognized Game Warden Ben Echelson at Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting.

Aug. 15, 2022

Las Licencias para Caza y Pesca en Texas Estarán a la Venta a Partir del 15 de agosto

AUSTIN — El inicio de la nueva temporada de caza se acerca rápidamente y el Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) le recuerda a los cazadores y pescadores que compren sus nuevas licencias para la temporada 2022-23.  Las licencias para caza y pesca en Texas actuales expiran al final de agosto de este año (con excepción del Paquete para Pesca en Todas las Aguas 1 Año Después de la Compra).  Las nuevas licencias para la temporada 2022-23 estarán a la venta a partir del 15 de agosto.

Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN – The beginning of a new hunting season is quickly approaching and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds hunters and anglers to purchase their new licenses for 2022-23. Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the Year-from-Purchase All-Water Fishing Package) for the current year expire at the end of August. The new licenses for the 2022-23 season go on sale Aug. 15.

July 12, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Wrap up Another Busy July Fourth Weekend of Statewide Enforcement

AUSTIN— As Texans hit the waterways across the state to recognize July Fourth, Texas Game Wardens were out in force to ensure everyone stayed safe on the water.

June 29, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Advise Texans to “Stay Dry” While Boating This Fourth

AUSTIN – The slips and boat ramps of Texas will soon buzz with activity as Fourth of July weekend approaches. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow basic safety precautions while on the water.