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Controlled Burns Planned for National Forest

Forest Service reduces wildfire risk, improves forest health with controlled burns by USFS staff U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling in low-lying areas at night,” ...

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Area Youth Invited to Compete in MLB Program

The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ and MLB® Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, Saturday, March 3rd, at Kate Barr Ross Park.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with ...

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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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Toyota ShareLunker Program Announces 2018 Season Changes

More ways to participate and be recognized highlight Toyota ShareLunker program changes For more than 30 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker Program has partnered with anglers to enhance bass fishing in Texas. This year, the program is launching Jan. 1, 2018, with a new year-round ...

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March Into 2018 on a First Day Hike

Huntsville State Park offering several hike options Walk into 2018 where the wild things are by participating in a guided stroll through Texas State Parks as part of the national First Day Hikes initiative. First Day Hikes at Texas’ state parks and natural areas will help visitors commit to their new ...

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US Forest Service: Map Prices to Increase Jan. 1

For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps. Prices of National Forests and Grasslands in Texas maps will increase to $14 on Jan. 1. Wilderness map prices will ...

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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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