• November 29, 2021

Tags : tpwd

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

Wildlife experts predict quality quail hunting ahead of season opener

AUSTIN – With quail hunting season opening Saturday, October 26 statewide, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologists predict average to above-average prospects across most of the state. “Habitat and weather can cause dramatic shifts in bobwhite and scaled quail populations from one year to the next,” said Robert Perez, quail program leader for TPWD. […]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

Texas Parks Department, Advocates Pushing Congress to Reauthorize Key Conservation

With Congress set to adjourn next week, parks advocates are pushing for lawmakers to revive a half-century-old program that has pumped more than a half-billion dollars into Texas’ parks and natural areas. Congress let the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expire on Sept. 30. The fund — established in 1964 to support the maintenance of national parks, […]Read More

Texas Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday

AUSTIN – Texas hunters will see greener pastures and possibly fewer deer coming to the feeders in early November when the general season kicks off Saturday statewide. But, despite dry conditions earlier this summer hunters could be pleasantly surprised with the antler quality of bucks they do find. An abundance of new plant growth flooding […]Read More

Hueco Tanks Joins Other Texas State Parks for Spooky October

Visitors can enjoy some hauntingly good fun this October at Hueco Tanks State Park, as well as many other parks across the state. Throughout the month, the parks are hosting a variety of family-friendly Halloween-themed events. The Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society is partnering with Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site for a unique […]Read More

Residents Invited to Walk Into 2018 on a ‘First Day

Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are inviting residents to, 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 […]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

2017-18 Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Starting Tuesday, August

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds hunters and anglers that the new 2017-2018 licenses go on sale Tuesday, August 15. All current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire August 31. Every year, the department issues more than 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses through the agency’s […]Read More

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