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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 6, 2022

“Bowhunter By Fall” Aims to Prepare Archers for Fall Hunting Season

AUSTIN – Texans desiring to harvest their own meals, improve on or a learn a new skill and take part in outdoor adventures can do just that through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program. “Bowhunter by Fall” is a series of monthly and bi-monthly e-newsletters filled with videos and clips, giving archers the skills to travel from behind the keyboard to behind the bow just in time for the fall hunting season.

March 25, 2022

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Hunting Regulations Changes for 2022-23

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved hunting regulations for the 2022-23 season at its public meeting held March 24 in Austin. Commissioners adopted the following modifications and clarifications to the 2022-23 Statewide Hunting Proclamation:

March 21, 2022

Las Áreas que Históricamente Tienen Altas Poblaciones de Guajolote Pronostican el Éxito de Cacería esta Primavera

AUSTIN — Las áreas de Texas que históricamente han tenido altas poblaciones de guajolote silvestre para cacería tendrán números sólidos de nuevo esta temporada de cacería de primavera.  Los biólogos del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) dicen que los cazadores tendrán la mejor de las suertes en las regiones de los Cross Timbers, la Meseta Edwards y el Sur de Texas.

March 14, 2022

Areas with Historically Strong Turkey Populations Sets the Table for Hunter Success this Spring

AUSTIN – Areas in Texas that have historically had huntable populations of wild turkeys will have solid numbers again this spring hunting season. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists say hunters will have the most luck in the Cross Timbers, the Edwards Plateau and South Texas regions.

TPWD Reminds Turkey Hunters that Harvest Reporting is Mandatory in Select South-Central Texas Counties

AUSTIN – This spring turkey season, hunters in Bastrop, Caldwell, Colorado, Fayette, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Matagorda, Milam and Wharton counties are required to report their harvests. Mandatory harvest reporting will increase the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) ability to manage wild turkey populations by accurately estimating the harvest in these counties.

Feb. 23, 2022

Public Meeting Set in Grayson County to Present Proposed Changes to White-Tailed Deer Hunting Regulations

DENISON – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Wildlife Division staff will be presenting proposed changes to white-tailed deer hunting regulations in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, and Rockwall counties on March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Grayson College Center for Workplace Learning.

Public Input Sought on Texas Hunting Regulation Proposals for 2022-2023

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2022-2023 Statewide Hunting and Migratory Game Bird proclamations:

Feb. 14, 2022

New Report Shows Hunting Accidents in Texas are at a Record Low

AUSTIN -  Hunting-related accidents in Texas are at an all-time low since Hunter Education became mandatory in 1988, according to the 2021 Texas Hunting Accident Report released by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

Nov. 18, 2021

Lubbock Area Game Wardens Organizing for Mule Deer Saturation Patrol

LUBBOCK —Between Nov. 20 and 28, Lubbock area game wardens will dedicate extra patrol hours and state resources to the mule deer hunting season.