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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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Gov. Greg Abbot Proclaims Sept. 22 National Hunting and Fishing Day

Special Day Highlights Texas Cultural Phenomenon With National Hunting and Fishing Day coming this Saturday, dove season in full swing, and the cool days of deer season around the corner, it’s worth noting the economic and cultural powerhouse these pursuits still represent in modern Texas.   In fact, Governor Greg Abbot took ...

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2018 Teal Season Forecast: Wet and Wild

Conditions are shaping up for what could be an excellent early teal hunting season. Waterfowl biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say early migrations of birds into the state mixed with forecasts for more rain have set the table. The 16-day statewide early teal and Eastern Zone Canada ...

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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities set for Dec. 7-8

by USFS staff   The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 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 USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 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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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Potential Changes to Recreation Grants Process

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Criteria for Community Outdoor Outreach, Local Park Grants Awards A series of public input meetings will be held across the state to discuss and assess evaluation criteria for awarding funds through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Grant and for ...

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