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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas will be free to the public on Nov. 10-11 in honor of Veterans Day. “We honor our veterans each Veterans Day and every other day of the year,” said Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. ...

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Texas Deer Hunting Season Opens Today

Flooding Aftermath Delivers Greener Pastures Texas hunters will see greener pastures and possibly fewer deer coming to the feeders in early November when the general season kicks off Saturday statewide. But, despite dry conditions earlier this summer hunters could be pleasantly surprised with the antler quality of bucks they do ...

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Lake Conroe Exceeds Full Level; SJRA Beginning Controlled Releases

by SJRA staff With an average of 3.96 inches of rainfall across the watershed for the current event, the Lake Conroe water level has risen over 1.26 feet and exceeded normal pool elevation of 201′ above mean sea level (msl). At a little after 2:00am, SJRA operations personnel at the ...

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Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden, State Park Police Cadet Class

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is building its next generation of elite state law enforcement officers with the 63rd Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class. Applications are being accepted Oct. 1-Nov. 16. Texas game wardens and park police are a unique breed of law enforcement ...

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It’s Time for Texas’ Third Annual Pollinator BioBlitz

In support of Texas’ third statewide Pollinator BioBlitz, organizations and sites around the state will be hosting a variety of events to get people outdoors to observe pollinators of all types in yards, natural areas, gardens, parks and community centers. Of course, you don’t have to visit a particular site ...

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Recent Rains Provide Boost for Deer, New Challenges for Bowhunters

Texas’ Archery-Only Hunting Season Opens Saturday, Sept. 29 by TWPD staff Bowhunters might need to adjust their game plan for Saturday’s archery-only white-tailed deer season due to recent rains, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The advance scouting report could be out the window. “Hunting might be a ...

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Gov. Greg Abbot Proclaims Sept. 22 National Hunting and Fishing Day

Special Day Highlights Texas Cultural Phenomenon With National Hunting and Fishing Day coming this Saturday, dove season in full swing, and the cool days of deer season around the corner, it’s worth noting the economic and cultural powerhouse these pursuits still represent in modern Texas.   In fact, Governor Greg Abbot took ...

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2018 Teal Season Forecast: Wet and Wild

Conditions are shaping up for what could be an excellent early teal hunting season. Waterfowl biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say early migrations of birds into the state mixed with forecasts for more rain have set the table. The 16-day statewide early teal and Eastern Zone Canada ...

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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities set for Dec. 7-8

by USFS staff   The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area. The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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