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Weather, Habitat Conditions Promising for 2020-21 Dove Season

September marks the start of dove season for more than 300,000 Texas hunters per year. While 2020 surveys of dove populations were cancelled due to ongoing public health concerns, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) estimates promising hunting conditions ahead of the start of the season. With a breeding ...

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Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses for Sale as of Aug. 15

With the start of a new hunting season fast approaching, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding hunters and anglers that current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the Year-from-Purchase All-Water Package) will expire at the end of August. New licenses for the 2020-21 season go on ...

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TPWD: Online Education Expanded as Anglers Take to the Water Across Texas

With more Texans heading to the water during quarantine to recreate and physical distance naturally, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has seen an uptick in fishing license purchases compared to this time last year. Recognizing this, TPWD has expanded its outdoor education curriculum to include online classes open to ...

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Texas Turkey Hunters Should See Abundance of Boss Gobblers this Spring

With lots of mature toms across the Rio Grande turkey range, persistent Texas hunters should have a good shot at a long beard this spring. Wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say conditions are shaping up for a productive nesting season, which could also make for challenging ...

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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Hunting Regulation Proposals for 2019-2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to hunting regulations for 2019-2020. The proposed changes include implementation and expansion of white-tailed deer “doe days,” an experimental mule deer antler restriction in Lynn County, a clarification on turkey harvest requirements, and season dates ...

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Forest Service to Raise Camping and Day-Use Fees at Recreation Areas

Fees at some National Forest recreation areas will increase Jan. 1, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. The last increase for most sites in Texas was in 2003. “The changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private sites in the area, be consistent with ...

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U.S. Forest Service Officials Urge Hunters to Use Caution in the Woods

by USFS staff 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. “Hunting season is one of the busiest times in the forest, and safety is always a primary concern,” said ...

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New Online Features Make Visits to Texas State Parks Easier in 2019

In 2019, it will be easier than ever to plan day and overnight visits to Texas State Parks thanks to improvements in the online reservation system. The new features will allow visitors to reserve a specific campsite, buy day passes in advance and buy or renew a Texas State Parks Pass online. ...

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Texas Deer Hunting Season Opens Today

Flooding Aftermath Delivers Greener Pastures Texas hunters will see greener pastures and possibly fewer deer coming to the feeders in early November when the general season kicks off Saturday statewide. But, despite dry conditions earlier this summer hunters could be pleasantly surprised with the antler quality of bucks they do ...

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Recent Rains Provide Boost for Deer, New Challenges for Bowhunters

Texas’ Archery-Only Hunting Season Opens Saturday, Sept. 29 by TWPD staff Bowhunters might need to adjust their game plan for Saturday’s archery-only white-tailed deer season due to recent rains, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The advance scouting report could be out the window. “Hunting might be a ...

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