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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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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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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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Lake Conroe to Remain Closed Through Labor Day Weekend

by SJRA staff Lake Conroe will not be open for recreational boating on Labor Day weekend due to hazardous debris and unsafe conditions on the reservoir; however, vessels will be allowed on the reservoir for the limited purposes of (i) clean up or debris removal or (ii) moving vessels to ...

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National Forest Remains Closed

Recreation areas, trails closed for public safety All recreation areas and trails in the Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Angelina and Sabine National Forests remain closed as a public safety precaution until the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey passes, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. Taylor emphasized that national forest campgrounds have older ...

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Lake Conroe Temporarily Closed

San Jacinto River Authority is temporarily closing Lake Conroe due to high lake levels, the presence of submerged objects, floating debris, and other hazards by San Jacinto River Authority staff The lake level has risen to over 203’ above mean sea level, which is two feet over the lake’s normal ...

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