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New knife law begins Sept. 1 Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation repealing illegal long-bladed knives in Texas statute. The governor signed HB 1935 into law on June 15. The law will effectively allow for Bowie knives, daggers, dirks, stilettos, poniards,

Funding benefits Texas conservation, outdoor recreation, economy U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced yesterday $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. Texas

Hearing Protection Act language added to SHARE Act The Outdoor Wire reports the House Committee on Natural Resources will conduct a hearing this morning (June 14) in which the Federal Lands Subcommittee will hear a discussion draft of the Sportsmen’s

Secretary Zinke says Bears Ears “merits some degree of protection” The Salt Lake Tribune reports Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking the size of the 1.3 million acre Bear Ears National Monument in Utah. Zinke says the acreage designated by

MLDP fee bill ran out of time for Texas House vote The Houston Chronicle reports the Texas Legislature’s attempt to generate funding for the popular Managed Lands Deer Program failed to gain final passage. SB 722 would have charged people

Hot air balloon hunting requires license by state The San Antonio Express-News reports the Texas Legislature passed a bill to allow feral hog hunting from a hot air balloon. Hunters will now have a less expensive alternative to feral hog

CWD management rules based partly on discovery of free-range whitetail with disease The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved amendments to chronic wasting disease (CWD) management response rules. Officials based the amendments in part on discovery of the disease

Hunting season dates for 2017-18 available online Texas Parks and Wildlife has their “cheat sheet” of hunting season dates available for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 season. The full summary of rules, regulations and county listings will be available in

White House budget would cut Interior funding by 11 percent Public lands fish and wildlife habitat, public access funding, and hunting and angling opportunities will face severe negative impacts in the administration’s fiscal 2018 budget, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA)

Hog hunting balloon bill moves to Texas Senate The Houston Chronicle reports House Bill 3535 passed unopposed in the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill 3535 would allow for hunters to shoot feral hogs and coyotes from a