• October 20, 2020

Tags : texas parks and wildlife

Helicopter crash kills three Texas Parks and Wildlife Employees during

AUSTIN— Sunday morning, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials announced the deaths of three employees in a helicopter crash on TPWD’s Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County. The group were conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep in West Texas on Saturday, August 8. The victims include Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife […]Read More

Gear Up for Game Wardens Hits $1 Million milestone

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Gear Up for Game Wardens program has hit a $1 million fundraising milestone just two years after the program launched. Through private donations, Gear Up for Game Wardens provides specialty equipment Texas Game Wardens need to maintain safety and ensure the highest level of service for the people of Texas. While […]Read More

Prospects Still Scattered Ahead of Quail Season Opener

AUSTIN – This year’s quail season opens Saturday, October 27 like a covey rise, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s experts; everything’s up in the air. Predictors leading up to the season showed bobwhite numbers down across the board, due in large part to dry conditions last winter that left hens scratching to […]Read More

Texas Deer Hunters Set for Saturday’s Opening Day

AUSTIN – Despite unseasonably warm temperatures in the forecast for much of the state, a rather balmy start for this weekend’s Texas deer season opener likely won’t deter hunters from participating in this time-honored tradition. Hunting prospects are expected to be good across the state, regardless of the weather, according to wildlife biologists with the […]Read More

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site Hosts 23rd Annual

With over 10, 000 years of history, Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is filled with historical and cultural gems left behind by early hunter gatherers and Native Americans. Residents can experience Hueco Tanks history come to life at the 23rd annual Interpretive Fair Oct. 21-22. The free, two day event, which runs from […]Read More

Parks and Rec Hosting Two Day Green Infrastructure Workshop

The City of El Paso was awarded grant funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Conservation License Plates Program to host a two-day workshop to promote green infrastructure and pollinator habitats. The workshop will include a session on green infrastructure on August 24 and a half-day workday at Esmeralda Park on August 25. Community […]Read More

Video+Story: Texas Dove Hunting Season Outlook Promising

AUSTIN – For the first time since dove conservation measures were established in Texas nearly a century ago, hunters statewide will have an opportunity to pursue the popular game birds during the first weekend of September. While the traditional September 1 opener will still be limited to Texas’ North and Central Dove Zones, hunters in […]Read More

Automated Online Managed Lands Deer Program Rollout Coming Soon

AUSTIN – Landowners participating in the highly-popular Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) will be able to complete the enrollment process and print their tags online beginning this summer, thanks to a new automated system being implemented by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The new online process is just one aspect of a much-needed overhaul […]Read More

El Paso Snags $1m Grant from Texas Parks for Northeast

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Thursday approved nearly $16 million in competitive local park grants to help fund projects that will create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities like nature trails, urban gardens, playgrounds with full accessibility, dog parks, splash pads and sports fields at 37 community parks across the state. As part of the […]Read More

TPWD: Hunting Prospects Promising for Spring Turkey Season

AUSTIN – With a significant carryover of mature gobblers and an influx of young birds to match wits against, hunter patience as much as skill may be put to the test during this year’s spring turkey season. According to biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Texas Rio Grande wild turkey numbers have […]Read More