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

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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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Automated Online Managed Lands Deer Program Rollout Coming Soon

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New system simplifies harvest recommendations, offers print at home tag issuance Landowners participating in the highly-popular Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) will be able to complete the enrollment process and print their tags online beginning this summer, thanks to a new automated system being implemented by the Texas Parks and ...

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TPWD Announces 2016-17 Season CWD Monitoring Results

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Texas recorded a couple of unwanted firsts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during statewide surveillance efforts for the 2016-17 collection year, including detections in a free-ranging whitetail and a free-ranging elk. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) surpassed its statewide goal of 6,735 CWD samples, collecting 9,830 from hunter ...

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Hunting Prospects Promising for Spring Turkey Season

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With a significant carryover of mature gobblers and an influx of young birds to match wits against, hunter patience as much as skill may be put to the test during this year’s spring turkey season. According to biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Texas Rio Grande wild ...

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National Forests and Grasslands in Texas to Begin Forest Plan Revision Process

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The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is beginning a process to revise its Land and Resource Management Plan that will provides direction for managing recreation, forest vegetation, rivers and tributaries, fish and wildlife and cultural and heritage assets. “The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas play a unique role ...

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TPWD Taking Comment on Proposed Hunting and Fishing Regulation Changes

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Online Resources Available for Public Input, Webinar Set for Feb. 21 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations for 2017-18. Access to online resources, including details on these proposals and options to provide public comment can be ...

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Applications Being Accepted for Texas Game Warden Cadet Class

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is building its next generation of elite state law enforcement officers with the 62nd Texas Game Warden Cadet class. Applications are being accepted now through March 31. “We are beginning the process of hiring and training the next generation of conservation law enforcement ...

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TPWD Unveils Hunting Season Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

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Increased dove hunting opportunities across South Texas and expanded landowner-managed pronghorn permitting in the Panhandle highlight this year’s slate of proposed regulation changes for the 2017-18 Texas hunting seasons. TPWD will be taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2017-18 Statewide Hunting Proclamation, with input to be ...

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First Case of CWD Detected in Free-Ranging Texas Whitetail

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State taking steps and following plan to deploy early detection and containment strategy Chronic wasting disease has been detected in a hunter harvested 1 1/2 –year-old white-tailed buck submitted for sampling within Surveillance Zone 3 in Medina County. This marks the first confirmed case of CWD in a free-ranging Texas ...

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Waterfowl Hunting Season Gets Underway

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Waterfowlers will be looking to the north for help as duck and goose hunting seasons kick off this week in Texas under less than ideal conditions. A lack of cold weather has delayed the winter migration once again this year, according to field observations by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ...

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