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Waterfowl Hunters Reminded to Help Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

With duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans Day

Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas will be free to the public on Nov. 11-12 in honor of Veterans Day.   “We honor our veterans each Veterans Day and every other day of the year,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke. “We hope ...

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Toyota ShareLunker Program to Begin New Year-Round Season Jan. 1

TPWD implementing year-round participation system, expanding weight categories After more than 31 years of collecting and spawning 13 pound or larger “lunker” largemouth bass, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker Program is announcing big changes and an expanded mission in an effort to better engage the public ...

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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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Kate Barr Ross Park Closed

The City of Huntsville’s Kate Barr Ross Park will be closed for an indefinite period due to staging of hurricane relief efforts. The Texas Army National Guard has been permitted to place vehicles and personnel at the park while additional units are being moved in and out of the area ...

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Lake Conroe to Open for Limited Boat Traffic

Extreme Caution Urged by SJRA staff Beginning today, Lake Conroe will be open for boat traffic, however, boaters are urged to exercise extreme caution due to hazardous debris on the reservoir. All vessels are encouraged to not exceed MINIMUM PLANING SPEED in all areas of the reservoir. For additional information ...

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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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Bridge, Fishing Piers at Stubblefield Closed

Bridge and fishing piers at Stubblefield recreation area closed in Sam Houston National Forest Due to extreme flooding during Hurricane Harvey, the Forest Service has closed the bridge and fishing piers at Stubblefield recreation area in the Sam Houston National Forest. Forest Service Road 215 from the entrance to Stubblefield ...

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National Forests in Texas: Camping Fees Waived for Harvey Evacuees

The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is waiving fees and making campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent flooding in Texas and other states.   Like several areas along the Gulf Coast, many National Forests were impacted by the recent storm. Some of the region’s campgrounds are ...

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Lake Conroe to Remain Closed Through Labor Day Weekend

by SJRA staff Lake Conroe will not be open for recreational boating on Labor Day weekend due to hazardous debris and unsafe conditions on the reservoir; however, vessels will be allowed on the reservoir for the limited purposes of (i) clean up or debris removal or (ii) moving vessels to ...

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