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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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SJRA: Seasonal Lake Lowering Ends

Temporary flood mitigation goal reached; releases from Lake Conroe end The water level in Lake Conroe has dropped to an elevation of 199 feet above mean sea level. This was the target elevation established by the San Jacinto River Authority and the City of Houston to create a temporary flood ...

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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Potential Changes to Recreation Grants Process

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Criteria for Community Outdoor Outreach, Local Park Grants Awards A series of public input meetings will be held across the state to discuss and assess evaluation criteria for awarding funds through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Grant and for ...

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Stubblefield Bridge to be Replaced

by US Forest Service staff A year after Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged Stubblefield Bridge, the structure is still impassable. Originally, the plan was to make repairs to the bridge and have it open by December, but after engineers from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division inspected the extensive damage it ...

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TPW Commission Adopts Rules Permitting Pneumatic Weapons for Hunting

by TPWD staff Beginning this fall, hunters in Texas will be able to use air guns and arrow guns that meet criteria established under new rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The regulations create a new category of legal means for hunting in Texas defined as pre-charged ...

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2018-19 Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale

With opening of dove hunting season only a couple weeks away, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds sportsmen that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug 31. New licenses for 2018-19 went on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15. Outdoor enthusiasts in Texas purchase ...

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Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted Through Nov. 1

by TPWD staff The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for next year’s hall of fame winners through Nov. 1, 2018. “Since 1997, the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame has recognized 34 outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to Texas fishing,” said Dan Kessler, TFF Hall ...

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US Forest Service Seeking Committee Members

US Forest Service seeks applicants for Recreation Advisory Committee by Ernie Murray, USFS The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill four positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests ...

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