08-02 | Game Warden Field Notes

  Print – Plain Text – Permalink News ReleaseMedia Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 Aug. 2, 2019 The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Making Waves Shortly after sunset one Saturday in June while patrolling Lake Granbury, game wardens came upon a […]


Surprise Buck

A Member Story from Scott Dewitt In the spring of 2018, I decided my 6-year-old son Jaxton was ready to shoot his first deer. Before taking him hunting in the fall, I wanted to make sure he knew about gun safety and could shoot well enough to take an animal. […]


How the new kill switch law makes recreational boating safer in Texas 

Texas boating just got a whole lot safer. In May, the 86th Texas Legislature approved a law mandating drivers to employ a functional cut-off switch whenever a boat is moving at more than headway speed. The law, signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in early June and effective Sept. 1, […]


Texas Anthrax Situational Update No. 2

Austin, TX – Since the July 9, 2019 update, anthrax has been detected on three additional premises in southwest Sutton County and one premises in south central Crockett County. The Texas Animal Health Commission quarantined the premises after animals tested positive for the reportable disease. To date, eight premises in […]


Hunters can help Texans in need through Hunters for the Hungry

Most hunters are no stranger to sharing excess game meat with friends and family during hunting season, but fewer know that they can donate funds and surplus harvest to help feed their neighbors struggling with hunger and food insecurity. While the Texas economy is booming, many Texans have been left […]


Zombie Deer And Other Nonsense

16 Nov 2018 Trump Nominates New USFWS Director Nominee Former Monsanto Executive President Trump recently nominated Aurelia Skipwith for Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Skipwith currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the Department of the Interior. Her team 23 Oct […]


Zombie Deer And Other Nonsense

By Drs. James C. Kroll and Donald Davis It seems the entire “Twitterverse” is about to melt down over recent media reports that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is on the verge of not only wiping out the entire whitetail population of North America, but human existence itself. Everyone seems to […]


2019-20 TPWD Drawn Hunts

TPWD Drawn Hunt Permit Applications Now Being Accepted AUSTIN – Hunters looking for a new opportunity or simply a change of scenery this fall are urged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than […]


07-17 | TPWD Drawn Hunt Permit Applications Now Being Accepted

  Print – Plain Text – Permalink News ReleaseMedia Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 July 17, 2019 AUSTIN – Hunters looking for a new opportunity or simply a change of scenery this fall are urged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program. Applications are […]