Outdoors

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....
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, ...
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...
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...