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First TPWD Lifetime License Winner Passing it On

As the first winner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Lifetime License Drawing this fall, Frankston sportsman Michael Bennett is helping to ensure a strong future for Texas’ outdoor heritage. Opting to pass it on to the next generation of Texas hunters and anglers, Bennett is giving away his ...

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Toyota ShareLunker Program to Begin New Year-Round Season Jan. 1

TPWD implementing year-round participation system, expanding weight categories After more than 31 years of collecting and spawning 13 pound or larger “lunker” largemouth bass, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker Program is announcing big changes and an expanded mission in an effort to better engage the public ...

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Gear Up for Game Wardens Program Launched

New program aims to support Texas Game Wardens by providing specialty equipment Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has launched a new program and website to help Texas Game Wardens get the job done out in the field. Through private donations, Gear Up for Game Wardens will provide specialty equipment Texas ...

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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities set for December

by U.S. Forest Service staff The 9th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 8-9 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 US Forest Service staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 30 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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U.S. Forest Service Urges Hunters to Use Caution

by USFS staff As gun deer hunting season begins, U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding hunters of guidelines designed to make their hunting trips to national forests safe and enjoyable, while sustaining the health of the forests. Flooding from Hurricane Harvey damaged several roads in the Angelina, Sabine and Davy ...

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Kate Barr Ross Park Closed

The City of Huntsville’s Kate Barr Ross Park will be closed for an indefinite period due to staging of hurricane relief efforts. The Texas Army National Guard has been permitted to place vehicles and personnel at the park while additional units are being moved in and out of the area ...

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Lake Conroe to Open for Limited Boat Traffic

Extreme Caution Urged by SJRA staff Beginning today, Lake Conroe will be open for boat traffic, however, boaters are urged to exercise extreme caution due to hazardous debris on the reservoir. All vessels are encouraged to not exceed MINIMUM PLANING SPEED in all areas of the reservoir. For additional information ...

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New 2017-2018 Fishing Regulations

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes for the 2017-2018 saltwater and freshwater fishing season this year. All new regulations take effect Friday, Sept. 1, and can be found in the Outdoor Annual. For saltwater fishing, Texas modified harvest regulations for certain offshore species to be in ...

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Bridge, Fishing Piers at Stubblefield Closed

Bridge and fishing piers at Stubblefield recreation area closed in Sam Houston National Forest Due to extreme flooding during Hurricane Harvey, the Forest Service has closed the bridge and fishing piers at Stubblefield recreation area in the Sam Houston National Forest. Forest Service Road 215 from the entrance to Stubblefield ...

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