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Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees

The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee announced Shannon Tompkins, a reporter and columnist at the Houston Chronicle; and the Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association (LFSA), an organization that works to protect and promote Lake Fork’s natural resources, will be inducted into the hall of fame in 2018. “This year’s inductees to ...

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Toyota ShareLunker Program Debuts Mobile App, Website

With the launch of the new year-round participation season Jan. 1, the Toyota ShareLunker Programis debuting a new website and mobile app to facilitate entries and provide anglers with news and updates. “Catching an 8 pound or larger bass is no easy feat, so we made it as simple as possible ...

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$10,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrests in Assault on Texas Game Warden

Authorities Asking Public for Help Locating Vehicle of Interest Law enforcement officials are asking the public for help locating a vehicle of interest and with identifying individuals responsible for injuring a Texas game warden during a traffic stop New Year’s Day. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. in an ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving day-use fees Jan. 15 at day-use areas in the Angelina, Sabine, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests, and the Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson Grasslands. “Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pivotal figure in ...

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Toyota ShareLunker Program Announces 2018 Season Changes

More ways to participate and be recognized highlight Toyota ShareLunker program changes For more than 30 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker Program has partnered with anglers to enhance bass fishing in Texas. This year, the program is launching Jan. 1, 2018, with a new year-round ...

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March Into 2018 on a First Day Hike

Huntsville State Park offering several hike options Walk into 2018 where the wild things are by participating in a guided stroll through Texas State Parks as part of the national First Day Hikes initiative. First Day Hikes at Texas’ state parks and natural areas will help visitors commit to their new ...

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TPWD Announces Opening of Guadalupe River Fishing Leases

The Canyon Reservoir Tailrace, located below Canyon Reservoir on the Guadalupe River, is considered one of the top trout fishing destinations in the United States. To help anglers access the river during the peak of the cool-weather trout fishing season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has leased four access ...

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Zebra Mussels Spreading at Lakes Georgetown, Livingston

Status of Lake Livingston changed to “fully infested” Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists have classified Lake Georgetown as infested with an established, reproducing population of invasive zebra mussels and have also changed the status of Lake Livingston to fully infested. Lake Georgetown is a 1,297-acre impoundment controlled by the U.S. Army Corps ...

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Waterfowl Hunters Reminded to Help Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

With duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra ...

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Whooping Cranes Make Late Migration into Texas

With the first pods of iconic, endangered whooping cranes starting to arrive on their wintering grounds along the Texas coast, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding Texans to be on the lookout for these impressive birds as they move through the state. The late migration means whooping cranes ...

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