“Never Happens” Tells True Stories of Water Tragedies

May 29, 2014 New Video Will Be Shown in Driver Ed Features Teens Talking To Peers AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has released a sobering video aimed at motivating teens and young adults to follow simple safety guidelines while boating. It debuts in the wake of...

Mountain Lions in Texas

Mountain Lions in Texas The mountain lion, also known as cougar, panther, catamount or puma, has the widest distribution of any wild cat from Canada to South America. Prior to European settlement, mountain lions lived throughout Texas. By 1960, predator control, loss of habitat,...

Game Warden Field Notes!

Hot Tamale A Val Verde County game warden received a call from the Del Rio Police Department about a small SUV that had a white-tailed deer in the back seat. The warden asked the woman about the deer and she said she needed it for tamales she was planning to make the next day....

Big Time Texas Hunts Entry Deadline is Oct. 15

AUSTIN —Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds hunters the deadline to enter this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts is Oct. 15. The Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters a chance to experience the best hunting packages in the Lone Star State with an opportunity to win one or more top...

New Rules in the Works to Fight Zebra Mussels

AUSTIN – In the state’s ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved for public comment new proposed rules requiring that all boats operating on public water in 17 Northeast Texas counties be drained after use....

Texas Early Teal Hunting Season Opens Saturday

AUSTIN – Texas duck hunters are bracing for another warm and dry early teal season opener. The teal are doing likewise. Current observations indicate good numbers of blue-winged teal still remain in the northern breeding grounds, but those birds are expected to begin moving this...