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Sept. 23, 2022

On National Hunting and Fishing Day, Texas Hunters and Anglers Encouraged to Bring a Buddy

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is asking Texans to invite their friends and family into the outdoors to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF) on Sept. 24.

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.

Aug. 23, 2022

Conditions Heating up for Dove Season

AUSTIN – Texans are used to scorching summers, but this year’s record highs across much of the state have left many dove hunters wondering about the upcoming season opener.

Aug. 4, 2022

TPWD Launches Search for New Executive Director

Austin— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) opened applications Wednesday for a successor to retiring executive director Carter Smith.

July 26, 2022

New Greater Roadrunner Conservation License Plate Available for Texas Drivers

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) launched the long-awaited greater roadrunner conservation license plate today. The plate will raise money to help support and expand wildlife viewing programs and habitat conservation work in Texas.

July 15, 2022

Join Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine’s Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Fun Summer Adventure

AUSTIN – Summer’s going by fast but there’s still time to jump in the car for an unforgettable road trip, near home or across the state.

July 13, 2022

Palo Duro to Begin Closing Four Trails During Extreme Heat Days for Visitor’s Safety

CANYON—To curb the risk for heat exposure to visitors, Palo Duro Canyon State Park will begin closing select trails between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. when the National Weather Service issues heat advisories for the area.

July 8, 2022

World’s Largest Birding Tournament Raises Big Money for Texas Birds

AUSTIN—Famous for being the biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the country, this year’s Great Texas Birding Classic raised $45,000 for projects to benefit birds and other wildlife. Celebrating its 26th year, the tournament has raised $1.1 million for on-the-ground conservation work to acquire, restore and enhance wildlife habitat.

July 1, 2022

TPWD Accepting 2022-23 Drawn Hunt Permit Applications

AUSTIN – New opportunities and scenery are available to hunters this fall through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) drawn hunt permits program, now accepting applications for a shot at almost 10,000 permits in 62 hunt categories.

June 28, 2022

Texas State Parks Share Six Tips for Staying Safe on the Trails

AUSTIN— As we enter the summer months, Texans are heading to Texas State Parks to enjoy time outdoors. Last year, 43 state parks reported 102 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Since January 1, 54 heat-related incidents have already been reported, compared to 34 reported by this time last year.