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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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‘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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