Texas Parks & Wildlife

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Not Rabbit, Not Duck, But Texas Dove Season Opens

Don’t be surprised if you hear the sound of shotgun fire for the next couple of months. It’s that time of year again — dove season!

CBSDFW.COM–09/01/2015

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4 Texas Parks Still Closed After Memorial Day Weekend Floods

Hundreds of volunteers have helped restore more than 50 Texas state parks damaged or closed following deadly Memorial Day weekend flooding. But several North Texas parks remain closed.

08/21/2015

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No Charges Over Death Of Alligator That Killed Texas Swimmer

Texas wildlife officials will not pursue charges against a man who fatally shot an 11-foot alligator days after the reptile killed a swimmer.

07/09/2015

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Texas Kicks Off Campaign To Halt Spread Of Zebra Mussels

Texas has kicked off a public awareness campaign to help stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels as boaters prepare for the summer.

05/08/2015

A boy goes fishing. (credit: AP Photo)

Texas Fishing Report

Here is the weekly fishing report for selected Texas lakes as compiled for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

05/05/2015

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Experts: More Alligators Making Their Way Out Of Rain-Swollen Texas Rivers

More alligators are crawling out of rain-swollen rivers and making their way onto the personal property of Texans.

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2015

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Prospects Good For Upcoming Texas Turkey Season

With a good mixture of mature gobblers and fearless young toms to challenge hunters, this year’s spring turkey season holds plenty of promise, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

04/15/2015

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Possum Kingdom Lake Recovering From Algae

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department said Wednesday that Possum Kingdom Lake has shown signs of recovery after a 2010 fish kill that was blamed on golden alga.

04/01/2015

Largemouth Bass

State Seeks Input On Bass License Plate

It’s all about the bass, as in fish. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in choosing a new license place honoring bass fishing.

02/25/2015

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North Texas Man Has Close Call During WWII Reenactment

It was all supposed to be fake, but a North Texas man was shot with a real bullet at a World War Two re-enactment.

CBS 11–02/10/2015

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San Antonio Man Catches 809-Pound Shark In Gulf

A San Antonio man landed an 809-pound tiger shark near Port Aransas in the Gulf of Mexico after reeling it in for more than seven hours.

08/05/2014

Sally Jewell testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during her confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of the Interior on March 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jewell Pledges $43 Million To Conservation

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide.

07/08/2014

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