Outdoors

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Junior Ranger Journal Program Spreads Statewide
Last September, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Junior Ranger Journal Program spread to parks statewide. In addition to the existing Junior Ranger Explorer Pack activity, which...
Game Warden Named National Boating Officer of the Year 
AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden John Thorne has been named Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the National Association of State Boating...
Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution to prevent spread of oak...
October 27, 2014 – AUSTIN, Texas – Firewood is an important commodity to Texans, whether it is used for firing up the barbecue pit or for warming up on a chilly winter...
TPWD News Digest for October 16-23, 2014
  Walk in the Forest opens up window to a world of learning
October 24, 2014—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Getting kids outdoors and actively engaged in learning is a tough task in a day where TV and video games seem to come first. But...
Texas Outdoor Writers Association Holds Student Competition
The Texas Outdoor Writers Association and the Dallas Safari Club’s Ecological Foundation are hosting a junior outdoor journalist adventure story writing competition for...
Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season
AUSTIN – If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good...
Outdoor Annual App Update Available
AUSTIN — The recently released official Outdoor Annual — Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations mobile app has been updated to include season dates and bag limits for the...
Deer season in East Texas is upon us
(Note: I realize some information in this post may be disputed by a few serious deer hunters. My information comes from research, experience and opinion. MDB) Folks, ...