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Feral hog

No license on private land means hog heaven for hog hunters

Hog hunting on private land gets a little more affordable thanks to a new Texas law that goes into effect September 1. Senate Bill 317, by state Sen. Byron Hughes of Mineola, removes the hunting license requirement for hunters taking aim at feral hogs on private property and with the property owner’s permission. Hunters on […]

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Inks Lake State Park boat ramp

Concrete pour begins at Inks Lake State Park boat ramp

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Concrete pouring for the new boat ramp and dock began August 15 at Inks Lake State Park. Park Superintendent Corey Evans said the goal is to have both ramp and dock opened this fall. The original timeline scheduled the ramp to open in mid- to late summer. “We’ve been delayed a […]

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New Texas hunting and fishing licenses now on sale

New Texas hunting and fishing licenses now on sale

If you plan to hunt or fish in Texas after August 31, you need to purchase the 2019-20 licenses. New licenses go on sale Thursday, August 15, and may be purchased from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department online, by calling 800-895-4248, or in person at 28 law enforcement field offices, more than 50 state […]

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Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ

Zebra mussels found in Lake LBJ; Marble Falls probably next

FROM STAFF REPORTS More bad news for the Highland Lakes as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Lower Colorado River Authority confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in Lake LBJ. The species was previously discovered in Lake Travis. “It is disheartening to see zebra mussels spreading higher up the chain of […]

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced four new public access spots on the Llano River — including one at Castell Crossing — for people to put in kayaks and canoes or fish from the bank. Photo courtesy of TPWD

Texas Parks and Wildlife opens new access sites to Llano River

FROM STAFF REPORTS Anglers looking to enjoy more access to the Llano River have landed four spots to drop in their kayak or canoe or simply do a little bank fishing thanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, several private landowners, and additional funding. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Inks Lake will remain closed to recreational use until the Lower Colorado River Authority makes a determination Nov. 2 about when to reopen the lake. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

After fire and flood, Inks Lake State Park fully reopens Nov. 2

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS When the Lower Colorado River Authority opened floodgates at Buchanan Dam, staff at Inks Lake State Park had to scramble to move park visitors and equipment away from the shore. (more…)

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The Llano River following October flooding. Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

TPWD addresses concerns about fish, aquatic habitat after flood

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN – As the Llano, Colorado, and Pedernales rivers recede following historic flooding, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists are fielding questions concerning the impact on fish populations. (more…)

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Texas hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Whether you plan to hunt in the “Deer Capital of Texas” or need to stock up on shells for dove season, Aug. 15 is the first day to purchase Texas hunting and fishing licenses for the upcoming seasons. (more…)

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44-year-old man dies following swim outing on Inks Lake

44-year-old man dies following swim outing on Inks Lake

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities are investigating the death of a 44-year-old McQueeney man during an outing June 23 at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County. (more…)

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TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Jason Brady still remembers the long day of traveling and learning he and three others experienced when they decided to become certified bow hunters in the state of Texas. (more…)

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Kingsland resident Tim Lewis said he captured this image of a nearly 3-foot-long alligator just off Game Street in the community where he lives. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Kingsland alligator captured, according to TPWD

UPDATE: A reptile believed to be the alligator in the below article was found, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. On March 29, a Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the alligator and trapped it until a game warden took possession of it, a spokesman said. The creature, believed to be an American […]

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TPWD reminds boaters to ‘clean, drain, dry’ vessels to stop invasive species

TPWD reminds boaters to ‘clean, drain, dry’ vessels to stop invasive species

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT AUSTIN – As sunny days and warm weather kick off spring boating season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s inland fisheries and law enforcement staffs are urging boaters to fight back against aquatic invasive species that threaten Texas lakes. (more…)

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Renderings for the layout of a toddler area, covered playing fields, and youth softball field of the Granite Shoals multipurpose sports facility located near the Granite Shoals City Hall at 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road. Drawings courtesy of city of Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals approves ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ grant from TPWD

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council brought up two concerns during a recent meeting related to a $500,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last spring to build a multipurpose sports facility. (more…)

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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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