Boaters urged to ‘Clean, Drain, and Dry’ to stop invasive species

Boaters urged to ‘Clean, Drain, and Dry’ to stop invasive species

AUSTIN – With Memorial Day and summertime temperatures rapidly approaching, Texans will be getting out on the water.  Now more than ever, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is urging boaters and paddlers who hit the water this summer to do their part to fight back against aquatic invasive species, such as giant salvinia […]

Catfish stocking heading back to Neighborhood Fishin’ Lakes in Texas

AUSTIN – Spring is in the air and with that comes one of Texas’ best spring traditions, angling for catfish. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Neighborhood Fishin’ program enables friends and families to stay close to home, enjoy time in the outdoors, and have the chance to reel in a catfish. Starting the week […]

Chronic Wasting Disease discovered at deer breeding facilities in Hunt and Uvalde Counties

AUSTIN – Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Hunt and Uvalde counties. This marks the first positive detection of the disease in Hunt County. The tissue samples were submitted by the deer breeding facilities as part of required CWD surveillance programs. The samples indicated the presence of CWD […]

Chad Jones named new Texas Game Warden Colonel

Chad Jones named new Texas Game Warden Colonel

ROCKWALL, TX – July 29, 2020 — Chad Jones has been selected as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s new Law Enforcement Director. Col. Jones became a game warden in 2004 and has held duty stations in Brazos and Trinity Counties, has served as a Team Lead for the Forensic Accident and Reconstruction Team, a […]

Texas Parks & Wildlife Drawn Hunt permit applications now being accepted

Texas Parks & Wildlife Drawn Hunt permit applications now being accepted

AUSTIN — Hunters looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery this fall are encouraged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than 9,500 permits in 56 hunt categories. The permits are for drawn hunts on […]

Seized white tigers given clean bill of health

Seized white tigers given clean bill of health

(Wylie, TX — March 12, 2018) A white tiger and snow white tiger, seized in January in a joint operation by In-Sync Exotics, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the local county Sheriff’s office, have been treated, given a clean bill of health, and released from quarantine. The animals were seized from people who did not have proper […]