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‘Tis the Season for Rainbow Trout Fishing in Texas

TPWD Winter Stocking Effort Underway at over 100 Sites These stockings won’t be found hanging by the chimney, but they’ll still bring plenty of joy this winter to boys and girls of all ages. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) annual fish stockings of rainbow trout are currently underway ...

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TPWD Urging Private Landowners to Participate in Brief Questionnaire

Online Survey Seeks to Understand Private Land Management Needs Understanding Texas private landowner needs, preferences and concerns in operating and managing their land and natural resources is the purpose of a brief online questionnaire developed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Private Lands Advisory Committee in partnership with ...

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Waterfowl Hunting Season Gets Underway

Waterfowlers will be looking to the north for help as duck and goose hunting seasons kick off this week in Texas under less than ideal conditions. A lack of cold weather has delayed the winter migration once again this year, according to field observations by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ...

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Prospects Remain Excellent for Deer Season

Hunters hoping Saturday’s opener brings reprieve from warm temps Record high temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s from Amarillo to Austin left ardent bowhunters sweltering in their deer stands throughout October; a trend weather models project could come to a welcome end heading into Saturday’s general rifle season opening ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans Day

Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas will be free to the public on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. “We honor our veterans each Nov. 11 and every other day of the year,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “We ...

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Deer Hunting Forecast 2016: Hunters Have Reason to Smile This Season!

Deer hunting brings in more than 2 billion dollars to the state’s economy each year and as fall comes to Texas, more than one million hunters are gearing up for another season. But just how is this year’s season shaping up for sportsmen and women now that we’ve seen a ...

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Rural Residents, Hunters in Northeast Texas Advised to Be Bear Aware

Wildlife biologists are advising hunters, ranchers and rural residents in Northeast Texas of a handful of confirmed black bear sightings recently. At least four sightings have been documented on game trail cameras between June and late August in Bowie, Red River and Smith counties. Wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks ...

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Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Deadline for nomination submission is Dec. 31 Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through Dec. 31 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The nominee must be a Texan or Texas organization. Individuals may be living ...

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Deer Hunting Season “Silent Opener” Saturday

Texas deer hunting’s silent season, limited to archery equipment only, opens statewide Saturday and all indicators point to excellent prospects, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The Texas deer hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, for bowhunting and Nov. 5 for the general gun ...

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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities Set for Dec. 9-10

The 8th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 9-10 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, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests ...

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