Texas Parks & Wildlife

Rep. Lyle Larson

A handful of lawmakers at the state capitol are outraged by the latest regulations adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. The new rules are aimed at controlling the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease among the Texas deer population.

Following the passage of the updated regulations, Rep. Lyle Larson, a Republican from San Antonio sent out a tweet that chastised Parks and Wildlife officials for violating private property owner’s rights.

Ryan E. Poppe

Last summer Texas Parks and Wildlife officials began working on state regulations for testing the state’s deer population for chronic wasting disease, an illness that can wipe out entire herds of deer at a time.  One year later,the disease is still being detected and the state has devised new plans that aren’t sitting well with deer breeders and captive deer ranchers.

Texas Parks And Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials hope upcoming episodes of Lone Star Law airing on Animal Planet will showcase the job of Texas game wardens and the diversity of those behind the badge. 

It’s only the second show of Season One of Lone Star Law and already outdoor enthusiasts are hooked. Animal Planet asked state officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife in 2015 if they had any game wardens that wouldn’t mind being filmed while on operations that ranged from flood rescues to large-scale poaching investigations.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Portions of Texas 96 parks remain closed because of flood damage and fire.  Parks officials told legislators Monday expensive repairs are needed to reopen the inaccessible areas. 

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