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TPWD Reminds Texans to ‘Clean, Drain and Dry’ as Boating Season Heats Up

Boaters Critical in Fight to Protect Texas Lakes from Destructive Invasive Species by TPWD staff As sunny days and warm weather kick off spring boating season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) inland fisheries and law enforcement staff are urging boaters to fight back against the aquatic invasive species that ...

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Five Tips and Tricks for Spring Breaking at a Texas State Park

by TPWD staff Ahead of the busy spring break season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department experts have come up with a list of tips and tricks to help families reconnect with the outdoors even if it’s only for an afternoon. Texas State Parks offer a chance for families to get ...

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Patience Key for Upcoming Spring Turkey Season

by TPWD staff Patience as much as skill will be tested during the opening days of this year’s spring turkey season, as Texas hunters may be forced to wait out the natural pecking order to get a gobbler’s attention. According to biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), ...

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Fisheries Staff Predict Prime White Bass Run in 2018

For Texas anglers and fisheries biologists alike, heavy rainfall early in the year signals the beginning of a very exciting event – the annual white bass spring spawning run upstream from reservoirs into rivers and creeks. With ample moisture currently falling across the state, anglers could see schools of the popular sport ...

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TPWD Taking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Hunting Regulations

Facebook Live Webinar Set for March 6 by TWPD staff  The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is now accepting public comment on a suite of proposed changes to this year’s hunting regulations, which include: a unified statewide deer season opener, legalizing air guns and air bows for hunting certain wildlife ...

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Huntsville MLB Competitions Rescheduled

Originally scheduled for March 3, this event has been rescheduled for May 5 The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ and MLB® Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, Saturday, May ...

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Forest Service Discusses Options for Stubblefield Bridge

by USFS staff Officials with the U.S. Forest Service, Walker County and Rep. Kevin Brady’s office recently met to discuss options to repair or replace Stubblefield Bridge which was heavily damaged due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey last fall. The bridge, located off FM 1374 about 11 miles west of ...

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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2018-19

Simplifying largemouth bass regulations at 12 public lakes highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. The potential changes are intended to increase recreational opportunity, make regulations less complex, promote enforcement, and provide for the sound biological management of fisheries resources. Twelve of the 20 lakes affected by ...

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Trans-Pecos Pronghorn Restoration Team Continue Efforts

by TPWD staff This month the Trans-Pecos Pronghorn Restoration Project progressed with another successful relocation of 113 pronghorn. This marks the sixth year that pronghorn have been transplanted from healthy populations in the Texas Panhandle to supplement pronghorn populations in the Trans-Pecos region.  In late January, pronghorn were captured from ...

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Area Youth Invited to Compete in MLB Program

The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ and MLB® Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, Saturday, March 3rd, at Kate Barr Ross Park.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with ...

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