• May 6, 2021

Tags : Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Partial closure of Big Bend Ranch State Park runs Aug.

TERLINGUA – The interior of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex will be closed for the safety of park visitors during wildlife surveys August 9 – 16. During the surveys, staff will be counting desert bighorn sheep by helicopter and performing the lethal removal of non-native aoudad (barbary sheep) when encountered. Aoudad compete heavily for resources […]Read More

Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest moved to November

AUSTIN – The Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been rescheduled for November 5-8 at Lake Fork in Quitman. The tournament was originally scheduled for June 5-9 but was moved back amid the ongoing public health situation that forced the postponement of the spring competition. Lake Fork near Emory, […]Read More

Texas CWD Testing shows scale of effort to contain Deadly

The latest numbers on Chronic Wasting Disease testing in Texas give some hope that efforts to contain the disease are working, according to state wildlife experts. The CWD testing year that ended in February produced just shy of 13,000 CWD samples statewide by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with the help of participating landowners […]Read More

El Paso, Canutillo ISDs awarded grant funds from TPWD Community

AUSTIN – Texas families will have an opportunity to experience the outdoors thanks to $822,444 in 20 grants awarded this year through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). “These grants support community-based conservation and outdoor recreation programs and activities such as archery, fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, nature education and more,” […]Read More

Last Legacy Lunker of 2020 lured in from O.H. Ivie

AUSTIN— O-M-G is right, O.H. Ivie, about an hour east of San Angelo, has produced the fourth and final Toyota ShareLunker “Legacy Class” entry over 13 pounds during the final weekend of the 2020 donation season March 29. Angler James Maupin from Cypress had scheduled a trip to Lake Amistad with his dad, but it had to […]Read More

Anglers reel in hundreds of record-setting fish in Texas in

AUSTIN – Since 1971, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Angler Recognition Program has recognized fishing excellence by maintaining the fish record lists for all public and private water bodies across the state. Participation in the program has continued to grow every year, and 2019 was no exception with anglers receiving more than 638 official awards for their […]Read More

TPWD: Hunting conditions forecast fruitful waterfowl season

AUSTIN— Hunters heading to the field this fall with hopes to fill their plates with delicious ducks are in luck as biologists predict a good waterfowl season. “Overall habitat conditions are good for ducks and duck hunters for many parts of Texas,” said Kevin Kraai, waterfowl program coordinator for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. […]Read More

City, County get $400K Grant, Will fund new OHV Trails

AUSTIN— El Paso County – and Fabens – through a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved grant, will get $400,000 for new Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail at the popular desert park. TPW officials announced the project as part of a statewide $3.81 million dollar grant to fund 22 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the […]Read More

Parks and Recreation to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day

Officials with both the Parks and Recreation Department and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department invite the community to take part in the annual National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday. The event will be held at Chuck Heinrich Park, located at 10899 Officer Andrew Barcena Drive, in Northeast El Paso; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]Read More

El Paso’s Inaugural Animal Advocacy Day is February 24

The El Paso Animal Collaborative, an initiative of the El Paso Community Foundation, is partnering with the Texas Humane Legislative Network (THLN) to host the first El Paso Animal Advocacy Day this weekend. Organizers say the event will run from 1- 4 p.m. Sunday, February 24 in the El Paso Community Foundation Room, located at […]Read More