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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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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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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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USFS Proposes Fee Increases at Sam Houston National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing camping and boating and swimming fee increases at recreation sites and adding a new day-use fee for an existing recreation site on the National Forests in Texas.   “The proposed changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private ...

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Big Time Texas Hunts Entries Now on Sale

The upcoming hunting seasons may still be months away, but starting today you can  enter the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing to win one or more of nine premium guided hunt packages. These exclusive packages include food, lodging, a professional guide, as well as taxidermy in some cases. The crown ...

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New Chronic Wasting Disease Management Response Rules Adopted

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved amendments to chronic wasting disease (CWD) management response rules based in part on discovery of the disease in a free-ranging white-tailed deer west of San Antonio. The changes address containment and surveillance measures, and permitted movement of live deer, in portions of ...

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Forest Service: Controlled Burns Create Temporary Smoke, Long-Term Benefits

Since the first of the year, U.S. Forest Service fire personnel on the four National Forests have treated more than 84,000 acres with controlled burns.   “These controlled burns dramatically reduce the chances of potential wildfires spreading out of control and ultimately improve overall grassland vegetative health,” said Peter Goetzinger, ...

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