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Toyota ShareLunker Program Wraps up 2018 with 486 Entries from 89 Lakes Across the State

At the beginning of 2018, the Toyota ShareLunker program debuted a new year-long season for anglers to enter their 8 pound and larger bass for prizes, recognition, and to help the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department promote and enhance bass fishing in Texas. On Dec. 31, staff wrapped up the first year ...

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Take a Hike with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park

Hit the trails at a state park on New Year’s Day and participate in a First Day Hike. As part of the national initiative, Texas State Parks will be hosting a variety of programs for the whole family to enjoy. First Day Hikes at Texas’ state parks and natural areas aim ...

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Forest Service to Raise Camping and Day-Use Fees at Recreation Areas

Fees at some National Forest recreation areas will increase Jan. 1, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. The last increase for most sites in Texas was in 2003. “The changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private sites in the area, be consistent with ...

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U.S. Forest Service Officials Urge Hunters to Use Caution in the Woods

by USFS staff U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding hunters of guidelines designed to make their hunting trips to national forests safe and enjoyable, while sustaining the health of the forests. “Hunting season is one of the busiest times in the forest, and safety is always a primary concern,” said ...

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Lake Conroe to Opened to Normal Lake Traffic and Activities at Noon Today

Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions are safe enough for boats and other watercraft to operate on the reservoir. At noon today, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 will open the reservoir ...

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Lake Conroe Exceeds Full Level; SJRA Beginning Controlled Releases

With an average of 1.7 inches of rainfall across the watershed in the last 24-hours, the Lake Conroe water level has risen above the normal pool elevation of 201′ above mean sea level (msl). Around 12:30pm, SJRA operations personnel at the Lake Conroe dam began controlled releases to slowly pass ...

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Inland Fisheries Staff Considering Alligator Gar Regulation Changes

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries management staff are considering changes to regulations and harvest reporting requirements for alligator gar, Texas’ largest and longest-lived freshwater fish species. Inland Fisheries staff previewed the potential changes to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at their meeting held yesterday in Mission. “The commission ...

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Huntsville Hornet Football Regional Finals Playoff Game Information for Fans

by HISD staff The Class 5A Division II Region 3 Finals Football playoff game between the Huntsville Hornets and the Fort Bend Marshall Buffalos will be played on Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium at the Berry Center of Northwest Houston, in Cypress, TX (8877 ...

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Waterfowl Hunters Reminded to Help Prevent Spread of Giant Salvinia

More than 20 lakes in East Texas are currently infested with giant salvinia, including Caddo Lake, which is considered a wetland of international importance for waterfowl habitat. With waterfowl seasons opening soon across the state, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is urging hunters to be aware of invasive giant salvinia ...

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New Online Features Make Visits to Texas State Parks Easier in 2019

In 2019, it will be easier than ever to plan day and overnight visits to Texas State Parks thanks to improvements in the online reservation system. The new features will allow visitors to reserve a specific campsite, buy day passes in advance and buy or renew a Texas State Parks Pass online. ...

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