Outdoors

Giant Salvinia Moves Deeper into Toledo Bend Reservoir
ATHENS, Texas-A ribbon of giant salvinia and water hyacinth 200 to 300 yards wide and more than a mile long is floating down the middle of Toledo Bend Reservoir. "Runoff...
State aims to create environment beneficial to economic...
(AUSTIN) - A task force led by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has issued a set of recommendations to help preserve the habitat and increase the population of the endangered...
First North Texas Outdoor Expo premieres Nov. 14
DALLAS, Texas - The first ever North Texas Outdoor Expo will take place at the Elm Fork Shooting Sports facility in Dallas on Nov. 14, featuring activities such as fitness...
Texas Wildlife Association's Conservation Legacy program recognized
SAN ANTONIO -The Texas Association for Environmental Education has named the Texas Wildlife Association's Conservation Legacy program as the winner of its 2009 Outstanding...
Big Time Texas Hunt winners announced
AUSTIN, Texas -Ty Chumley was due for a bit of luck after losing his home and most of his belongings to Hurricane Ike. Chumley, a tugboat operator from Nederland, bought...
Young Hunters Get First Shot During Special Weekend
AUSTIN, Texas - "Trick or Treat" won't be the only activity on the minds of Texas youth on Oct. 31. While some will dress up as fairy princesses and ghosts for Halloween,...
SFA Experimental Forest to close for hunts on Nov. 11-22, Dec. 11-12
The U.S. Forest Service will close the SFA Experimental Forest to all activities Nov. 11-22, while conducting drawn management deer hunts in cooperation with Texas Parks &...
Fish Kill Investigated on Fairfield Lake
FAIRFIELD, Texas--September means at least two unpleasant annual natural phenomena in East Texas: ragweed is blooming and fish are dying at Lake Fairfield. Texas Parks and...
Beginner’s Bird and Butterfly Walk at Ellen Trout Park
LUFKIN: In conjunction with the JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: American Artist and Naturalist exhibition at the Museum of East Texas, Rick Schaefer will be leading a beginner's bird...
Big Sam at Risk
Over 100 acres of giant salvinia was found in the Angelina River north of Sam Rayburn Reservoir on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Acting with the help of a waterfowl hunter,...
CWD surveillance regulations proposed for elk in Texas
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal, degenerative brain wasting of elk, white-tailed and mule deer, has not been detected in Texas, but maintaining surveillance for the...
Off-highway vehicle use is restricted on National Forests and...
As gun deer hunting season begins, U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding hunters of guidelines designed to make their hunting trips to national forests and grasslands...
Bowhunters may need to go native during archery season
AUSTIN, Texas - An early and abundant acorn crop may force Texas bowhunters to seek out native food supplies during archery season, which runs Oct. 3-Nov. 6. Reports from...
State-Fish Art Expo coming to Texas
ATHENS, Texas-The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) has agreed to host the 2010 national State-Fish Art expo next July. "The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is an...
Statement regarding National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26
"The Nature Conservancy of Texas is a proud supporter of National Public Lands Day. Public Lands are the ultimate gift from one generation to the next. Preserving the...