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TPWD Commission Approves Changes to Fishing Regulations for 2018-19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s fishing regulations that includes standardizing harvest regulations for largemouth bass to the statewide limits at 12 lakes and increasing the daily bag limit for commercial and recreational take of king mackerel from two to three. The ...

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Lake Conroe Open to Normal Lake Traffic

Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions will become much safer. by SJRA staff At noon Saturday, SJRA opened the reservoir to normal boat traffic. Boaters are still urged to use extreme caution due to floating debris and submerged objects that ...

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Enter TPWF’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” Sweepstakes

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) is encouraging Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state with a new campaign called “We Will Not Be Tamed.” TPWF calls you to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit and why ...

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TPWD Reminds Texans to ‘Clean, Drain and Dry’ as Boating Season Heats Up

Boaters Critical in Fight to Protect Texas Lakes from Destructive Invasive Species by TPWD staff As sunny days and warm weather kick off spring boating season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) inland fisheries and law enforcement staff are urging boaters to fight back against the aquatic invasive species that ...

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Five Tips and Tricks for Spring Breaking at a Texas State Park

by TPWD staff Ahead of the busy spring break season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department experts have come up with a list of tips and tricks to help families reconnect with the outdoors even if it’s only for an afternoon. Texas State Parks offer a chance for families to get ...

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Forest Service Discusses Options for Stubblefield Bridge

by USFS staff Officials with the U.S. Forest Service, Walker County and Rep. Kevin Brady’s office recently met to discuss options to repair or replace Stubblefield Bridge which was heavily damaged due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey last fall. The bridge, located off FM 1374 about 11 miles west of ...

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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2018-19

Simplifying largemouth bass regulations at 12 public lakes highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. The potential changes are intended to increase recreational opportunity, make regulations less complex, promote enforcement, and provide for the sound biological management of fisheries resources. Twelve of the 20 lakes affected by ...

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Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees

The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee announced Shannon Tompkins, a reporter and columnist at the Houston Chronicle; and the Lake Fork Sportsman’s Association (LFSA), an organization that works to protect and promote Lake Fork’s natural resources, will be inducted into the hall of fame in 2018. “This year’s inductees to ...

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Toyota ShareLunker Program Debuts Mobile App, Website

With the launch of the new year-round participation season Jan. 1, the Toyota ShareLunker Programis debuting a new website and mobile app to facilitate entries and provide anglers with news and updates. “Catching an 8 pound or larger bass is no easy feat, so we made it as simple as possible ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving day-use fees Jan. 15 at day-use areas in the Angelina, Sabine, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests, and the Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson Grasslands. “Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pivotal figure in ...

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