Texas Fish & Game

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January 29, 2020

These Nets Destroy Wildlife

The shell of an alligator snapping turtle is unmistakable. Giant ridges rise up giving the species an ancient look and in reality these creatures are not much different than dinosaurs of the past. Seeing pieces of […]
January 29, 2020

How You Can Stop Poachers

Fighting Poachers Operation Game Thief is Texas’ wildlife Crime-stoppers program, offering rewards of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for a wildlife crime. Begun in 1981 as a result of laws […]
January 8, 2020

Program Teaches Teens Conservation

Wild Wishes® grants wildlife encounters to children and teens with a critical illness or loss of a parent or sibling. Part of the outreach of Chester and Lisa Moore’s nonprofit Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center® outreach, the […]
January 1, 2020

Eastern Turkey Release (Video)

Eastern Turkey Release “There he goes!” My daughter Faith excitedly proclaimed those words as she cracked open a box and released an Eastern turkey into the wilds of Titus County, TX. We went to document the […]
January 1, 2020

Capturing Texas Bighorn Sheep (Video)

Texas Bighorn Capture at Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA)—The chuffing sound of helicopter blades sounded faintly in the distance. As a crowd of biologists and technicians from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), Tech […]
December 26, 2019

Texas Agrilife Now Addressing Urban Hog Invasion

Whether you call them wild pigs or feral hogs, they are no longer just a rural problem, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Wild pigs cause more than $52 million in agricultural damage in Texas […]
December 26, 2019
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State Bans Deer Carcass Imports

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) would like to remind hunters returning from out-of-state hunts with harvested deer or other cervids about the state’s cervid carcass importation ban. This comes after an LDWF enforcement […]
December 19, 2019

TX GLO Supports DU Projects

ROCKPORT, Texas – Dec. 3, 2019 – Seeking to support coastal resilience, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) committed $6.6 million through the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) to support two Ducks Unlimited shoreline […]
December 18, 2019

Bighorns & Muleys on Elephant Mountain

Three weeks ago I had the incredible privilege of visiting Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) south of Alpine, TX. Benny Benavidez with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) escorted me to the top of […]
December 11, 2019

Bill Could Save Wetlands, Waterfowl

he House of Representatives recently passed a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) at $60 million a year until 2024. This legislation, H.R. 925, led by Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) […]
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