TPWD commission approves hunting regulation changes for 2021-22 seasons
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved hunting regulations changes ahead of the 2021-22 hunting seasons. According to TPWD officials, the changes were approved at the commission’s March 25 public meeting. You can check the online version of Outdoor Annual for a complete list of updated regulations, however, the 2021-22 season information will not be online until mid-August, according to TPWD officials. AdYou can see the amendments to the hunting season dates for the 2021-22 seasons by clicking here. Also on KSAT:At least 3.8 million fish on Texas coast killed by winter storm, TPWD saysAnother Texas lake ‘fully infested’ with invasive species, TPWD saysIf you see a dead rabbit, TPWD officials are asking you to report it to help prevent a deadly disease
If you see a dead rabbit, TPWD officials are asking you to report it to help prevent a deadly disease
Officials say the disease has been known to survive on the landscape for more than 120 days and can withstand freezing temperatures. Please report any dead rabbits you find to help us track Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, a contagious viral disease that can affect both domestic and wild rabbits: https://t.co/3cY0fmVzSkIt is not known to affect humans, livestock or pets. Officials say the disease is not known to affect humans, livestock or pets other than rabbits. Reports of dead rabbits should be made to a local biologist in the county in which they were found. Related: ‘Above average’ deer hunting season expected in Texas, TPWD officials say
Here’s what you need to know about white-tailed deer season in Texas
SAN ANTONIO – The weather is getting colder and fishing is getting tougher by the day, but don’t worry — it’s now white-tailed deer season in Texas! Big rack, big moneyAccording to TPW officials, white-tailed deer hunting generates an estimated $1.2 billion in holistic economic output in the state and $15.7 billion nationwide. How do I know it’s a white-tailed deer? For a full guide on whitetail deer by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, click here. Related: ‘Above average’ deer hunting season expected in Texas, TPWD officials say
‘Above average’ deer hunting season expected in Texas, TPWD officials say
Biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are predicting an above-average season for white-tailed deer hunters. A special youth-only gun deer season is set for Oct. 31- Nov. 1 and Jan. 4-17, 2021. TPWD White-Tailed Deer Program Leader Alan Cain said hunters in the Edwards Plateau, Cross Timbers and South Texas eco-regions should expect some of the best conditions. For additional late season deer hunting opportunities, county-specific regulations, and information on how to properly tag and report a harvest, consult the 2020-21 all-digital Outdoor Annual. Hunters taking advantage of Texas Public Hunting Lands must also have the Annual Public Hunting Permit, TPWD officials said.
Texas Game Wardens tipped off to illegal whitetail deer kill in Angelina County through social media
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas – Texas Game Wardens were tipped off to an illegal killing of a whitetail deer over social media after an Angelina County teenager bragged about the dead buck online, the department said in a statement to KSAT. According to officials, an Angelina County game warden received a report about a large buck killed in southern Angelina County known to frequent a hayfield at night near a county road. pic.twitter.com/z4iI7CMIWh — Texas Game Warden (@TexasGameWarden) October 24, 2020The department said the game warden patrolled the area and found marks on the ground where the buck was dragged from the hayfield to the road. Another game warden, also an avid bow hunter, was called in for a second opinion to help determine the means by which the deer was killed, officials said. According to Texas' hunting regulations, Angelina County is one of 252 counties in the state with an “archery-only” season for hunting whitetail deer.
PSA: Texas fishing and hunting licenses expire in August
SAN ANTONIO Heads up - its time to renew licenses for Texas anglers and hunters. Licenses for the 2019-2020 season expire at the end of August, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. One hundred percent of the annual sale of around 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses directly funds conservation efforts in Texas, including fish stocking, wildlife management, habitat restoration, public hunting leases, river fishing access as well as helping fund the Texas Game Wardens. Licenses can be purchased online at the TPWD website, by phone or in-person at more than 1,700 retailers across Texas. For frequently asked questions about Texas hunting and fishing licenses, visit the TPWD website.