Texas Parks and Wildlife Press Release

TPWD - World’s Largest Birding Tournament Raises Big Money for Texas Birds

July 12, 2022 - Famous for being the biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the country, this year’s Great Texas Birding Classic raised $45,000 for projects to benefit birds and other wildlife. Celebrating its 26th year, the tournament has raised $1.1 million for on-the-ground conservation work to acquire, restore and enhance wildlife habitat.

“Bowhunter By Fall” Aims to Prepare Archers for Fall Hunting Season

June 6, 2022 – Texans desiring to harvest their own meals, improve on or a learn a new skill and take part in outdoor adventures can do just that through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program. “Bowhunter by Fall” is a series of monthly and bi-monthly e-newsletters filled with videos and clips, giving archers the skills to travel from behind the keyboard to behind the bow just in time for the fall hunting season.

TPWD Awards $4.8 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

May 26, 2022 - During Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $4.8 million dollars in grants funding 17 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state.

One million dollars of the amount allocated today came directly from state Sporting Good Sales Tax funds dedicated to the Recreational Trails Program through a rider passed by the 82nd Legislature. The rider increased the total amount of funded projects this year.

Bat Conservation International, TPWD Team Up for Facebook Live Event at Bracken Cave

May 9, 2022 — Bat Conservation International (BCI) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) are joining forces Monday, May 9th for a Facebook Live event featuring the bats at Bracken Cave. BCI will host the event and TPWD will provide a simulcast. The public can tune in live beginning 8:20 p.m. Central time on the BCI and TPWD Facebook pages.

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Would Save Fish, Wildlife; Add Jobs, Grow Businesses

April 27, 2022 –The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is currently racing through Congress with unprecedented bipartisan support. RAWA could bring $50 million to the state to help protect wildlife, restore land and give Texans more ways to enjoy the outdoors. Help is needed to get RAWA to the finish line. The public is encouraged to contact their U.S. senators and representatives to vote “yes” for this important legislation.

TPW Commission Approves Changes to Freshwater Fishing Regulations for 2022-23

March 25, 2022 – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2022-2023 season at the meeting held March 24.

Defining reservoir boundaries and modified harvest regulations on designated waterbodies highlight this year’s list of changes. The changes also include modifications on Red River tributaries to prevent the transfer of invasive carp, largemouth bass harvest regulations correction, clarification of striped bass species information and Sam Rayburn Reservoir county designation.

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