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Sept. 23, 2021

Annual Guppy Cup Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day the Galveston Way

GALVESTON — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Game Warden Association will be hosting the 3rd annual Cast Away Rods Guppy Cup KidFish on Saturday, September 25. The competition will run in conjunction with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Sept. 22, 2021

Texas Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with Launch of New R3 Initiative

AUSTIN – For generations, Texas sportsmen and women have understood that fish and wildlife populations and habitats must be managed for present and future generations to appreciate and enjoy. As they take to the hunting field or cast their line into a lake or the Gulf of Mexico, they know they are not only enjoying the state’s bounty but are helping to conserve it.

Sept. 17, 2021

Biologists Say White-Tailed Deer Population Looks Strong Ahead of Archery-Only Season Opener

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists say that 2021-22 is expected to be a white-tailed deer season for the books. Last year, the overall white-tailed deer population was estimated to be 5.4 million deer. While that estimate is down from the previous two years, TPWD biologists say that if fawn recruitment predictions hold true this season, coupled with good carryover of deer from last hunting season, hunters and landowners can expect to see an increase in the overall statewide white-tailed deer population.

Sept. 8, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, Sept. 8, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

Teal Hunters in Texas Can Anticipate Another Good Season

AUSTIN – The 2021 early teal hunting season arrives this Saturday (Sept. 11) and Texas hunters can once again expect a good season. Habitat conditions across much of the state are in outstanding shape which is a great sign going into the season.

Aug. 17, 2021

Despite Winter Storm Uri, Resilient Texas Dove Populations Point to Favorable Hunting Season

AUSTIN — September marks the start of dove season for almost 300,000 Texas hunters per year. After Winter Storm Uri hit the state in February, many hunters are wondering how the snowfall and below-freezing temperatures may have affected dove populations. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists report that hunters can expect a good dove season, especially in the South Zone.

Aug. 12, 2021

Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN – The start of a new hunting season is right around the corner and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding hunters and anglers that current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the Year-from-Purchase All-Water Fishing Package) will expire at the end of August. New licenses for the 2021-22 season go on sale Aug. 15.

Aug. 11, 2021

Commemorating 25 Years of Big Time Texas Hunts, Entries Open for 2021-22 Season

AUSTIN – This season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Big Time Texas Hunts (BTTH) program commemorates 25 years of offering Texans some of the very best hunting opportunities in the state. Ten premium guided hunt packages are offered in this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts drawing.

July 9, 2021

Game Warden Field Notes, July 9, 2021

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.

July 8, 2021

Texas Game Wardens Wrap up Busy July 4th Weekend Boating Safety Efforts

AUSTIN – Thousands of Texans and out-of-state visitors headed to Texas lakes, rivers and coastal bays to celebrate the Independence Day weekend. Texas Game Wardens were out in force to ensure everyone stayed safe on the water.