Outdoors

Grant funds available to landowners for prescribed burning
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In an effort to reduce wildfire hazards on private property, Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is administering grant funds for prescribed burning to...
Deadline for Drawn Public Hunts is Sept. 30
AUSTIN – With a hint of coolness in the air this week sportsmen are no doubt turning their attention to plans for hunting season. Hunters can still apply for the Texas...
Weather Whys - Forecast
Q: I see the long-range forecast is out from the “Farmer’s Almanac” and it predicts a very cold winter for most of the country. How accurate is long-range forecasting? A:...
The Bass Federation inducted into Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Sept. 16, 2014) - The Bass Federation (TBF), a grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization that got its start when the first federation club...
Weather Whys - Cloudseeding
Q: You sometimes hear about efforts to create rain, and the term "cloudseeding" comes up. What exactly is cloudseeding? A: Efforts to control the weather – the correct...
Fall Camping Workshops Announced for Outdoor Families
AUSTIN – With cool weather around the corner, the Texas Outdoor Family program has scheduled outdoor recreational workshopsstatewide though the beginning of December. The...
TPWD Grants Extension on Caddo Lake WMA Duck Blinds
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is extending the time frame allowing hunters to use maintained permanent duck blind structures through the 2015-16...
Toyota ShareLunker Season Begins October 1
ATHENS—The 29th season of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker program will begin October 1. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger...
Subject: Texas Parks & Wildlife dedicates newest Texas Paddling...
(September 6th - 11:00am – LNVA Saltwater Barrier Boat Ramp – 6790 Bigner Road - Beaumont, Texas) Carter Smith, Executive Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife will...
Boo Alert: Halloween at the Hatchery Needs You
ATHENS—Halloween at the Hatchery will take place at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) October 30, and local businesses and organizations are invited to take...
New Texas Paddling Trail Dedicated at Neches River Rally
AUSTIN— This Saturday, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Executive Director Carter Smith and TPW Commissioner Dick Scott will designate a new Texas Paddling Trail in...
Opening of Hunting Season Prompts Precautions Around Animals 
This week’s start to hunting season in Texas has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to remind hunters to protect themselves from diseases that can...
Forest Service waives fees for National Public Lands Day
Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 27 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National...
Beautiful But Gone” Video Packs Powerful Water Safety Message
AUSTIN — As thousands of Texans make plans to take to the water over the Labor Day weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is releasing an emotionally charged...
TPWD Sets Public Meeting Announcing Caddo Lake WMA Duck Blind...
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is announcing plans to prohibit permanent duck blinds on the Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area effective the 2015-16...