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The headquarters at Longhorn Cavern State Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Meeting to address improvements to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern parks

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are holding the second of two meetings regarding future plans for Inks Lake and Longhorn Cavern state parks as well as the Park Road 4 corridor. (more…)



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Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is gathering public input on proposed upgrades and added amenities such as more trails and day-use areas at Burnet County’s Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. (more…)



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The Lucifer hummingbird. Image from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Texas Parks and Wildlife introduces hummingbird, rattlesnake plates

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is introducing two new conservation license plates to support native wildlife projects in Texas. One of the plates features a Lucifer hummingbird, while the other depicts a Western diamondback rattlesnake. (more…)



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Texas game wardens target intoxicated boaters June 27-29 for Operation Dry Water

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE AUSTIN – Law enforcement officers across Texas and the United States are geared up for Operation Dry Water – a national boating-while-intoxicated awareness and enforcement campaign June 27-29. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States. (more…)



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Texas Parks and Wildlife on a high-tech hunt for wild turkey information

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE AUSTIN – Fifty Rio Grande wild turkeys sporting shiny, colored leg bracelets roamed the woods this spring in Llano and Mason counties. Some had designer backpacks and state-of-the-art electronics. But they were not trying to be fashion statements; they were participants in a high-tech information exchange. (more…)



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Texas Parks and Wildlife stocking trout in Llano River for winter

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE CASTELL — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries will be stocking 2,400 rainbow trout into the Llano River near Castell on Dec. 18. The site is a recent addition to the popular winter trout program, which provides Texans a unique fishing opportunity during the winter months. The trout will be […]



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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers 13 steps to catching a 13-pound bass

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE ATHENS — Every year, Toyota ShareLunker program coordinator Juan Martinez talks to anglers still excited after landing a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass, and every year, almost all the stories are the same: The person never expected to catch a bass that size and was unprepared to deal with it. The […]



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Almost 800 fish killed in second U.S. 281 bridge blast, TPWD reports

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The April 5 blast that demolished the remaining two piers of the old U.S. 281 bridge might have gone largely unnoticed above water. But below the surface of Lake Marble Falls, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reported 798 fish killed as a result of the explosion. […]



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Texas Parks and Wildlife gives OK to implode U.S. 281 bridge

MARBLE FALLS — One final hurdle for the Texas Department of Transportation to use explosives to demolish the old U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls is cleared. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department authorized the use of explosives March 5 for a 60-day period beginning March 4. (more…)



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