Texas Hunting News

Texas Rains Throw Curve at Hunters
Hunters who spent the summer months refining game plans for deer season might consider going back to the drawing board. That's the advice from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists who suggest recent rains across much of Texas could put a damper on traditional tactics.
Texas Wildlife Manager Awarded Honor for White-tail Deer Management
Mitch Lockwood, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologist, has been awarded the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ prestigious Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award.
Texas Has New Buck Antler Restrictions
Deer hunters in all or parts of 61 counties will need to size up the rack before making a shot as new buck antler restrictions take effect in many eastern and central Texas counties with the start of archery season Sept. 30.
Texas Bighorn Sheep Population Tops 800 Mark
Nearly a century ago, wildlife biologists estimated there were about 500 desert bighorn sheep in Texas. Half a century later there were none. Today there are more than 800 of these majestic animals in the state and counting.
Target Range Projects Receive Funding Support in Texas
Five target shooting facility projects, including a new indoor range and hunter education classroom on the Brenham High School campus, will be sharing $420,000 in matching grants for construction and renovation, pending availability of federal assistance funds earmarked for the state's hunter education program.
Reward Offered in Texas Elk Dumping Case
Texas Game Wardens were asked by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office July 12, 2006, to assist in the investigation of the illegal dumping of nine elk carcasses in a field just off County Road 2311 near Tours in the northeast portion of the county.
Fall Workshop to Help New Hunters
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has developed a first-of-its-kind workshop called "Hunt Texas: The Basics" designed to provide new hunters with the basic skills needed to successfully pursue a variety of Texas game species.
TPW Commission Approves Public Hunting in 42 State Parks
One-third of Texas state parks will allow public hunts for the 2006-07 hunting season, as approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its May 24-25 public meeting.
2006 Lone Star Land Steward Winners Announced
What do a famous cattle baron, a Confederate burial site, a fourth generation ranching family and a power company have in common? They all play a role in exemplary land stewardship efforts the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is recognizing this year.
TPWD Adds 39 Counties to Special Buck Harvest Rules
Deer hunters in 39 counties in East and Central Texas will be under new special buck harvest regulations this fall as part of changes to this year’s hunting and fishing regulations adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.