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TPWD Taking Comment on Proposed Hunting and Fishing Regulation Changes

Online Resources Available for Public Input, Webinar Set for Feb. 21 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations for 2017-18. Access to online resources, including details on these proposals and options to provide public comment can be ...

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U.S. Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for Presidents’ Day

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving day-use fees at recreation sites Feb. 20 for Presidents’ Day. “Our public lands are open to everyone, and we hope these free days offer an incentive to all people to visit any of the 193 million acres of land held in ...

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TPW Commission Approves Shad Collection and Sale Rules

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its Thursday, Jan. 26, public hearing approved changes to the regulations on the possession and sale of gizzard and threadfin shad collected from public waters. The change will require persons who use containers exceeding 82 quarts in volume for collection and possession of ...

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Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden Cadet Class

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is building its next generation of elite state law enforcement officers with the 62nd Texas Game Warden Cadet class. Applications are being accepted now through March 31. “We are beginning the process of hiring and training the next generation of conservation law enforcement ...

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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

Changes to harvest regulations for bass in the Devil’s River highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff have also proposed regulation changes for lakes in Abilene and Dallas/Fort Worth and an update to reflect a recent species name change. TPWD ...

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TPWD Unveils Hunting Season Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

Increased dove hunting opportunities across South Texas and expanded landowner-managed pronghorn permitting in the Panhandle highlight this year’s slate of proposed regulation changes for the 2017-18 Texas hunting seasons. TPWD will be taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2017-18 Statewide Hunting Proclamation, with input to be ...

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First Case of CWD Detected in Free-Ranging Texas Whitetail

State taking steps and following plan to deploy early detection and containment strategy Chronic wasting disease has been detected in a hunter harvested 1 1/2 –year-old white-tailed buck submitted for sampling within Surveillance Zone 3 in Medina County. This marks the first confirmed case of CWD in a free-ranging Texas ...

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TPWD Taking Public Comment on Proposed Shad Collection Rules

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the regulations on the possession and sale of gizzard and threadfin shad collected from public waters, which would require persons who collect or possess shad in excess of certain limits to obtain a permit. TPWD ...

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Double Lake Recreation Area to Temporarily Close

Double Lake Recreation Area will temporarily close to the public from Jan. 1, through early spring 2017, according to Sam Houston National Forest District Ranger Warren Oja.   “Double Lake is transitioning to a new concessionaire and the closure time is needed to assess and complete any needed repairs or ...

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US Forest Service Names New Texas Supervisor

Taylor named supervisor for National Forests, Grasslands in Texas The U.S. Forest Service has selected William “Eddie” Taylor as forest supervisor for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. He previously served as forest supervisor for the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Regional Forester Tony Tooke said, “Eddie brings almost ...

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