Outdoors

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, ...
Recent Rains Brighten Prospects for Texas Duck Hunting
AUSTIN – For the first time in several years, ducks heading into Texas won’t be landing in the dirt thanks to decent rainfall across much of the state in recent months....
Whooping Cranes Beginning Their Fall Journey to Texas
AUSTIN — Endangered whooping cranes are arriving early at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge this year.The first two birds were reported at the refuge in mid-September, and...
TWDB Releases Report 383: Brackish Groundwater in the Gulf Coast...
AUSTIN - (October 17, 2014) - Within the next 50 years, the population and municipal demand for water in the Lower Rio Grande Valley are expected to double and the...
TPWD Reminds Hunters about Proper Deer Carcass Disposal
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of...
TAHC Horseback Team Rounds up Stray Cattle on Texas-Mexico Border
AUSTIN - Members of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Horseback Team recently apprehended approximately 300 head...
Weather Whys - Hurricanes
Q: Nov. 30 is the end of hurricane season. Why do some years have many hurricanes and other years seem to have very few? A: That's a question that a lot of people are...