Filter News Releases

TPWD News Releases

Sept. 22, 2023

Texas Commemorates National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday, Sept. 23

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is encouraging Texans to bring their family and friend into the outdoors to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday. National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated on the fourth Saturday of every September, recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions and leadership to wildlife and conservation.

Sept. 20, 2023

Hunter Education 101 Courses Offer Hands-on Hunting Opportunities for Beginners This Fall

AUSTIN —Fall hunting kicked off this month with the start of dove season, but it’s never too late to learn the skill and value hunting brings to Texas wildlife through upcoming hunter education classes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Hunter Education Program offers in-person learning events through the end of February, which combine a classroom course with beginner hunting opportunities in the field with experts.

Sept. 14, 2023

Red Snapper Landings to be Reported on My Texas Hunt Harvest App, iSnapper Mobile App Discontinued

AUSTIN— Starting this month, anglers can voluntarily report red snapper landings on the My Texas Hunt Harvest (MTHH) app as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) discontinues its iSnapper app.

Sept. 6, 2023

Teal Season Kicks Off in Texas Sept. 9

AUSTIN – Opening day of teal hunting season is slated for Saturday, Sept. 9, and despite dry conditions throughout much of the state, Texas hunters will still have opportunities to harvest birds.

Aug. 30, 2023

Texas Land Management Agencies Encourage Texans to Prevent Wildfires During Dove Hunting Season

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department urges Texans to help protect the lands and natural resources we all love during the upcoming dove hunting season by being mindful of activities that may cause a wildfire.

Aug. 17, 2023

A pesar del implacable calor de este verano, se espera que en la temporada de paloma se registren altísimas cifras

AUSTIN — Hemos tenido temperaturas por arriba del promedio este verano pero, gracias a que tuvimos una primavera fresca y lluviosa, los cazadores de Texas podrán encontrar un significativo incremento en las poblaciones de paloma al abrir la temporada este 1ero de septiembre.

Despite Unrelenting Summer Heat, Dove Season Expected to Have Soaring Numbers

AUSTIN — A cool and rainy spring means that despite above-average summer temperatures, Texas hunters could encounter significantly increased dove populations as the 2023 season opens Sept. 1.

Aug. 11, 2023

Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN— It’s August, which means kids are back in school and the fall hunting and fishing seasons are quickly approaching. Before packing your favorite tackle and camo for trips, be sure to purchase an annual fishing and hunting license for 2023-24.

Aug. 9, 2023

Texas Statewide Quail Symposium Slated for Aug. 16-18 in Abilene

ABILENE – Quail experts from across the state are convening Aug. 16-18 in Abilene for The Texas Statewide Quail Symposium.

Big Time Texas Hunts Offers 27th Year of Unique Hunting Opportunities

AUSTIN – This season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Big Time Texas Hunts program is awarding 10 lucky winners with premium guided hunt packages, offering some of the very best hunting opportunities in Texas.