Outdoors

Texas State-Fish Art Contest Seeks Entries
ATHENS–The Texas State-Fish Art Contest, headquartered at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC), reminds Texas teachers and students that the deadline for entries in...
Fly Fish Texas March 14 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
ATHENS—Learn to tie a fly, cast a fly and catch a fish all in one day during the annual Fly Fish Texas event at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 14.Throughout...
Annual workshop to highlight tax law changes for forest landowners
Jan. 20, 2015 – LUFKIN, Texas – When it comes to taxes, all of the ins and outs and information you have to know is mind-numbing—but important. It’s especially important...
TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHING HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FAMED ANGLER,...
ATHENS—The angler who caught the first entry into Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ground-breaking big bass angler recognition program and the organization responsible...
Master Naturalist Program Seeks Applicants
AUSTIN— Sixteen chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program will be conducting training classes in the coming spring and summer months for volunteers wanting to learn...
New Helicopter Strengthens Texas Game Wardens
AUSTIN — The Texas Game Warden’s today unveiled its new Airbus AS350B3e helicopter that will enhance the department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with...
Weather Whys: Comma Clouds
Q: Sometimes you hear the term 'comma cloud.' What does it mean? A: A comma cloud is a fairly common occurrence, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Comma...
Winter outlook and holiday safety tips issued by Texas A&M Forest...
Dec. 18, 2014—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Expect a slow fire season this winter. Much of the state received above normal rainfall this year, helping to suppress fires and...
Lake Fork Produces Season’s First Toyota ShareLunker
ATHENS—David Roulston of Frisco kicked off the current Toyota ShareLunker season with his catch of a 13.88-pound largemouth bass from Lake Fork November 20. Roulston was...
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOCUSES ON NATURAL RESOURCES & THE...
San Antonio, TX – The Texas Brigades program is looking for a few good leaders. Actually, they are looking for 170 leaders. The Texas Brigades’ mission is to educate and...
Weather Whys: Virga
Q: Sometimes you hear the weather forecaster refer to "virga." What is it? A: Virga is a common weather feature, says John Nielsen-Gammon of Texas A&M University. It...
SFA Experimental Forest to close for special deer hunts
The U.S. Forest Service will close the SFA Experimental Forest Nov. 8-16 & 21-23, while conducting managed deer hunts in cooperation with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department...
Forest Service waives fees for Veterans Day
Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Nov. 8 - 11 in honor of Veterans Day weekend. “We honor our veterans each Nov....
Weather Whys - Killer Weather
Q: What type of weather kills the most people? A: It depends on how far back you want to look at weather data, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. That's because...
Mule Deer Hunters Reminded of CWD Testing Requirements 
AUSTIN – Wildlife officials are reminding mule deer hunters and landowners in far West Texas about the testing protocols required in the Texas Parks and Wildlife...
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