Texas Parks and Wildlife Press Release

Executive Director Appointed to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

February 21, 2024 - The Secretaries of Interior and Commerce recently appointed Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director, David Yoskowitz, Ph.D., to serve on the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.

The committee advises the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on aquatic conservation and restoration endeavors to benefit fishery resources and enhance recreational boating.

Anglers Deliver a ShareLunker Trifecta

February 9, 2024 - Three anglers at three separate lakes caught Legacy Class ShareLunkers Monday afternoon to kickstart the second month of the 2024 Toyota ShareLunker collection season. It was the 13th time in program history that anglers submitted three or more Legacy Class largemouth bass in a single day. This is the first triple lunker day since the 2021 collection season when the feat was accomplished twice.

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event Rescheduled for February 24

February 2, 2024 - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Brazos Bend State Park on February 24, 2024 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.

The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about hunting with a bow ahead of the upcoming archery season for white-tailed deer.

Texas Master Naturalist Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

November 14, 2023 - Over the last 25 years, more than 15,300 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers have made their mark by dedicating their time to helping protect and conserve the state’s natural resources.

Their impact spans across more than 256,000 acres of Texas’ landscapes from the lush tidal marshes of the Gulf Coast to the arid vistas of the Trans Pecos.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Commission Thank Texans for Approving Prop 14

November 8, 2023 — Ballots have been tallied from election day and voters have made it clear— state parks matter to the people of Texas. Proposition 14, which creates the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund, passed with overwhelming support from Texas voters.

The fund is made from a portion of state budget surplus and creates a dedicated funding stream for acquiring and developing state parks.

New Features Available on My Texas Hunt Harvest App

November 3, 2023 — In preparation for the November 4 opening of general deer hunting season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has updated the My Texas Hunt Harvest mobile app with a new Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Zone information tool.

The interactive map tool allows hunters to view zone boundaries and tap any location in the state to determine if it is in or near a CWD Zone.

TPWD Seeks Public Comment for Proposed Carcass Movement, Disposal Regulations

October 25, 2023 — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking public comment before its November Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting on proposed changes to carcass disposal regulations.

TPWD will take public comment on the following proposed changes to the carcass movement and disposal regulations for all Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) susceptible species, with input considered before any action by the commissioners at their November meeting.


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