Outdoors

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...
Conditions to improve in Georgia, but more flooding problems in...
State College, Pa. -- 23 September 2009 -- AccuWeather.com reports conditions will improve in the hard hit Atlanta area and the southern Appalachians in the short term....
TPWD news briefs
Deadline to Enter Big Time Texas Hunts is Oct. 15 AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding Texas hunters the deadline to enter this year's Big...
DSHS issues fish advisory for Village Creek near Beaumont
The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued an advisory warning people to limit their consumption of crappie, gar and largemouth bass from Village Creek in...
Bluegill anglers catch fun and prizes at Texas Freshwater Fisheries...
ATHENS, Texas-A father/son team from Athens took first place in the annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on...
Invasive species watch: crazy ants
It doesn't take long to realize how the invasive crazy ant got its unusual name. While most ant species march in disciplined lines, crazy ants (Paratrechina sp. nr. Pubens)...
Texas scientist receives national conservation award
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Nature Conservancy of Texas scientist and naturalist John Karges has been named by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as the recipient of the...