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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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Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count to be Held Saturday

by Walker County News Today staff While most in Walker County spent the last few days getting ready for Christmas, members of the local Huntsville Audubon Society have been readying for their annual Christmas Bird Count.  Chapter President Anne-Marie Prouty is coordinating this year’s event and looking forward to welcoming ...

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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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New 2017-2018 Fishing Regulations

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes for the 2017-2018 saltwater and freshwater fishing season this year. All new regulations take effect Friday, Sept. 1, and can be found in the Outdoor Annual. For saltwater fishing, Texas modified harvest regulations for certain offshore species to be in ...

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Prospects Remain Excellent for Deer Season

Hunters hoping Saturday’s opener brings reprieve from warm temps Record high temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s from Amarillo to Austin left ardent bowhunters sweltering in their deer stands throughout October; a trend weather models project could come to a welcome end heading into Saturday’s general rifle season opening ...

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Deer Hunting Forecast 2016: Hunters Have Reason to Smile This Season!

Deer hunting brings in more than 2 billion dollars to the state’s economy each year and as fall comes to Texas, more than one million hunters are gearing up for another season. But just how is this year’s season shaping up for sportsmen and women now that we’ve seen a ...

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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities Set for Dec. 9-10

The 8th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 9-10 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, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests ...

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TPWD to Conduct Antlerless Deer Permit Selections for National Forests in Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct Antlerless Deer permit applications and selections through an on-line application process for the National Forests in Texas. Applications can be made at www.tpwd.texas.gov/drawnhunts.  They are no longer accepted by mail or email. TPWD inventories deer populations in national forests and adjacent lands and ...

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