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Big Time Texas Hunts program entry ends Oct. 15

Big Time Texas Hunts program entry ends Oct. 15

Big Time Texas Hunts program entry ends Oct. 15

By Texas Parks & Wildlife

October 15 is the last date to enter the Big Time Texas Hunts program to win one of 9 guided hunt packages available on ranches and wildlife management areas throughout Texas.

Entering the program requires a $9 entry fee and a $5 administrative fee per transaction. Hunters can purchase multiple entries and other licenses in a single transaction.

Proceeds from program, which supports public hunting opportunities and wildlife habitat conservation in Texas, have funded numerous projects such as bighorn sheep restoration, feral hog traps, new hunting blinds and hunt camp improvements.

Hunt packages include a three-to- five-day hunt for mature mule deer bucks in the Texas Panhandle. In 2015, winner Stephen Knowles harvested the largest scoring deer ever on a Texas Wildlife Management Area at 232 0/8 gross and 226 2/8 net.

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Five bombs found in package at N.J. train station, one explodes as robot examines it

Five bombs found in package at N.J. train station, one explodes as robot examines it

ELIZABETH, New Jersey — A backpack containing multiple bombs was found Sunday night near an Elizabeth, New Jersey, train station, according to the FBI and the city’s mayor.

The backpack had up to five devices, Elizabeth’s mayor Chris Bollwage said. It was found in a wastebasket, outside a neighborhood pub and located about 500 feet from a train trestle. No one was injured.

On Sunday around 9:30 p.m., two men found the backpack and thought it might contain something valuable. They alerted police when they saw wires and a pipe, the mayor said. No cell phones or electronic timing devices were found on the devices, Bollwage said.

There is no indication whether the latest incident in Elizabeth is connected to the bombing in a New York City neighborhood that injured 29 people and the explosion from a garbage can near a charity run in New Jersey. In the other New Jersey incident, investigators discovered three pipe-bomb-type devices wired together, but no one was wounded.

Bomb technicians arrived at the scene in Elizabeth and sent in a robot to examine the devices. During the process, one of the devices detonated.

“The robots that went in to disarm it, cut a wire and it exploded,” Bollwage said.

The remaining four devices will be transferred in protective cases to a local site and then will be taken to the FBI laboratory at Quantico, Virginia, Bollwage said.

Police checked all garbage cans in the immediate area but found no other suspicious items.

Trains resumed Monday morning after the New Jersey Transit had suspended service going through Elizabeth station on Sunday night. Both New Jersey Transit and Amtrak warned of delays following the incident.

Elizabeth is located about 16 miles southwest of New York City.

New York incident

In New York, investigation over Saturday’s bombing continued as surveillance videos showed the same man near the site of the explosion and another location where a pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away, multiple local and federal law enforcement sources told CNN.

Saturday’s explosion shook New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood and sent panicked people scrambling for cover. By Sunday, 26 of the injured who had been admitted to hospitals had been released.

A few blocks away from the blast site and shortly after the explosion occurred, investigators found one possible lead: a pressure cooker, with dark-colored wiring sticking out, connected by silver duct tape to what appears to be a cellphone, officials said.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, the FBI and NYPD conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle of interest in the investigation, according to a statement from FBI. No one has been charged with any crime and the investigation is ongoing, the statement said.

3 attacks on US soil

The blast occurred on the same day an explosion went off near a Marine Corps charity run in New Jersey and a man stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall. Authorities are investigating all three incidents as possible terror acts.

The Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and participating in the investigations in New York and New Jersey. Investigators found similarities between the explosives used in both states, according to multiple law enforcement officials, but authorities said they have not concluded the incidents are linked.

“We do not have any specific evidence of a connection, but that will continue to be considered,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “We’re not taking any options off the table.”

Suspicious device found nearby

The blast occurred around 8:30 p.m. at 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Investigators believe the blast was caused by an explosive device in or near a dumpster, a law enforcement source told CNN. Four blocks away on 27th Street, a pressure-cooker device was found with a piece of paper with writing on it close by, officials said.

Surveillance video shows a man dragging what appears to be a duffel bag with wheels near the site of the West 23rd street explosion about 40 minutes before the blast, according to multiple local and federal law enforcement sources.

About 10 minutes later, surveillance video shows the same man with what appears to be the same duffel bag on West 27th street, multiple law enforcement sources said.

In the video, the man leaves the duffel bag where police later found the unexploded pressure cooker. After he leaves, the video shows two men removing a white garbage bag believed to contain the pressure cooker from the duffel bag and leaving it on the sidewalk, according to a senior law enforcement official and another source familiar with the video.

Investigators have not determined if those two men are connected to the man with the duffel bag on both streets, the sources said.

The device was transported to the NYPD Bomb Squad facility at Rodman’s Neck Range in the Bronx.

NYPD and FBI Bomb technicians rendered the device safe. A forensic examination of the device and its components will be conducted at the FBI Laboratory at Quantico, Virginia.

‘New York is up and running’

New Yorkers will see an increased police presence around the city, de Blasio said.

Stepped-up security across the city is common as world leaders arrive for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, which is underway.

“You should know you will see a very substantial NYPD presence this week — bigger than ever,” de Blasio said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added that 1,000 additional New York State Police officers and National Guard troops will be deployed to patrol bus terminals, airports and subway stations.

“I want New Yorkers to be confident when they go back to work on Monday that New York is up and running and we’re doing everything that we need to do,” he said.


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Fellow Conservative,

This is not a drill. The Obama administration just implemented a new regulatory change that has sent the entire firearms industry into a tailspin overnight.

A key ingredient necessary for making gunpowder has been re-classified as a high explosive, making it illegal for any company within the industry to transport or store it as they have for decades.

It all stems from how the ATF regulates a chemical compound known as nitrocellulose. For decades, the firearm industry has been allowed to store and transport wetted nitrocellulose without having to treat it as a high explosive. Manufacturers deliberately mix the chemical compound with water to make it less volatile.

Overnight, the ATF just completely changed its regulations, turning everyone in the ammunition industry into felons if they do business the way they have for decades.

The entire industry is now at a standstill. Without nitrocellulose, you can’t make smokeless gunpowder. Without smokeless powder, there’s no ammunition.

This is the real deal. If this regulation stays in place, it will take months for the industry to recover and send ammunition prices through the roof!

Don’t let Obama’s ammunition ban go through. Stand and fight! Click to force Congress to STOP Obama’s ATF from implementing this new crippling regulation!

There’s nothing “sexy” about ATF regulations pertaining to wetted nitrocellulose. This isn’t going to get any coverage in the media. Start talking to the average American about nitrocellulose and other chemical compounds and their eyes will start to glaze over.

The chemistry isn’t really all that important. This new regulation has ground the entire domestic ammunition manufacturing industry to a halt.

The ATF gave the industry no notice. No grace period. This came down overnight. The entire supply chain for this crucial gunpowder component is now non-compliant.

This isn’t the first time that Obama has gone after ammunition components. Two years ago, the administration shut down the last remaining lead smelter in the United States.

Just a few weeks ago, the administration redefined the term “firearm manufacturer” to include gunsmiths, forcing thousands of small businesses to pay thousands of dollars a year in new fees to the State Department just to be allowed to stay in business.

Obama knows that any grandiose attempt at disarmament will fail. They tried to push gun control through Congress in 2013 and failed miserably. So, they are doing everything they can behind the scenes to attack the firearms industry and gun owners alike.

They just made it impossible to commercially produce gunpowder in the United States. Left unchecked, this regulation will leave gun shop shelves bare. If the industry is able to recover and become compliant, say goodbye to affordable ammunition.

You are receiving this email because you have stood with us against the anti-gun Obama administration in the past.

I am calling on your support one more time. Rise up and STOP this backdoor ammunition ban before it cripples the entire gun industry!

Obama just launched a backdoor ban on ammunition. Don’t let him get away with this! Stand and DEMAND that Congress put a stop to this lawlessness!

This is the real deal. If Obama isn’t stopped, it’s game over.

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Cyclist in Triathlon Collides with Deer During Race

Cyclist in Triathlon Collides with Deer During Race



Triathlons are tough to begin with, but a competitor in the recent Dublin, Ireland, triathlon was faced with a whole new obstacle during his race.

While biking through Phoenix Park, cyclist Shane O’Reilly was struck by a fallow deer that apparently was competing in its own track event and attempted to high-jump over the cyclists. Photographers were standing by and were able to anticipate and capture the moment at the perfect time.

Mr. O’Reilly was left with a cracked helmet and a ringing head, but otherwise medically okay, he completed the grueling event in 2 hours and 25 minutes, despite the collision with the deer.








323 Reindeer Found Dead After Being Struck by Lightning

323 Reindeer Found Dead After Being Struck by Lightning


A lightning strike is said to be the cause of hundreds of reindeer being found dead in the Norwegian mountain region of Hardangervidda.


The pile of dead deer was discovered by a game warden in Telemark County. It was reported by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK, that there were around 323 deer found dead and were all found within a radius of around 50-80 meters according to Knut Nylend in a sputnik news article.


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Did You Know that Shooting Running Deer Used to Be an Olympic Event?

Did You Know that Shooting Running Deer Used to Be an Olympic Event?


If you enjoyed yesterday’s Outdoor Hub article, here’s another weird past-Olympic event that debuted in the 1908 games: Running Deer Shooting. This target-shooting event was part of the Olympic program from 1908 to 1948 and was discontinued after that. There were two different variations of the event, single-shot and double-shot, based on the number of shots fired at the target during each run.

The event consisted of a deer-shaped target that made ten 75-foot runs. Each run, which lasted about 4 seconds, took place at a distance of 110 yards from the shooter. The target had three concentric circles. The smallest circle carried four points, three for the middle circle, and the outermost circle carried two points. A shot that hit the target outside of the circles also counted for one point, provided the hit was not on the haunch (butt and thigh). The event judged for a maximum of 80 possible points.


In its 1908 debut, Oscar Swahn of Sweden won the gold medal in the single-shot event, and the bronze medal in the double-shot event. Walter Winans of the United States took the gold in the double-shot event.

The ATF Issues Warning of More IEDs in Trail Cameras

The ATF Issues Warning of More IEDs in Trail Cameras


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Kentucky State Police Post 10 have issued a warning that IEDs have been found in Harlan County.

Back in June, OutdoorHub published an article about officials investigating explosive rigged game cameras in Kentucky.

The public safety advisory, issued Monday, warns that some of the trail cameras were found abandoned on paths in rural areas near the Dave Smith Drainage Area, on the Little Black Mountain Spur in Harlan County.


These IEDs were designed to explode when a person inserted batteries into the trail camera, while others were set to explode by a trip wire leading to the trail cameras.

The first IED explosion happened in May and authorities had been on the lookout since.

An investigation led to the arrest of Mark Sawaf, in June, after police discovered materials in Sawaf’s trash that were connected to an explosive device that previously injured a man.

Authorities searched his home after his arrest and found trail camera parts, wire, and other materials that were used in the making of the IEDs.

During an attempt to have Sawaf find the remaining devices in Harlan County, he attempted to escape and was fatally shot.

With IEDs still believed to be in existence, authorities warn that should you come across a suspect trail camera or treestand, not to touch it and immediately notify law enforcement.

More than 70 reported dead after strong earthquake rocks central Italy

More than 70 reported dead after strong earthquake rocks central Italy

NOW PLAYINGFrantic search for survivors after 6.2 earthquake in Italy

A powerful earthquake reportedly killed more than 70 people and destroyed a cluster of small mountain villages in Central Italy early Wednesday, and the death toll was expected to rise as rescue workers were digging frantically through rubble.

Among the hardest hit towns was Amatrice, a village of 2,700 in the province of Rieti. Survivors painted a grim picture of devastation following the magnitude-6 quake, which struck at 3:36 a.m. and was felt as far away as Rome.

“The town isn’t here anymore,” said Sergio Pirozzi, the mayor of Amatrice. “We came out to the piazza, and it looked like Dante’s Inferno,” said Agostino Severo, a Rome resident visiting Illica. “People crying for help, help. Rescue workers arrived after one hour… one and a half hours.”

Italy’s civil protection agency reported at least 73 people died. The agency was coordinating the rescue, which has involved hundreds of crews from across Italy and even the Vatican. Rescuers were setting up tents around the hard-hit areas to care for the thousands of people left homeless.

Complicating matters was that the area is a popular vacation spot in summer, with populations swelling, making the number of people in the area at the time difficult to estimate. Amatrice, birthplace of the famed spaghetti all’amatriciana bacon-tomato pasta sauce, was set to hold its 50th annual festival celebrating the dish this coming weekend.

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The 4 Best Rifles for Predator Hunting on a Budget

The 4 Best Rifles for Predator Hunting on a Budget

Need a new rifle for predator hunting? Try sighting in these.


Need a new rifle for predator hunting? Try sighting in these.

Many hunters wouldn’t bat an eye at paying $800-$1,500 or more for a rifle, but I am not one of them. If money were no object, you could buy a rifle that costs as much as a good used pickup truck.  My budget isn’t unlimited, but I am not interested in a bargain basement rifle that won’t have my utmost confidence when I pull the trigger, either. There is a point—a balance of sorts—where the value of the rifle and the quality meet. For most of us working stiffs, that’s somewhere around $500 for the right brand and quality.

This is true if we are talking about a favorite deer rifle, or the gun that will be carried around the fields and forests in the pursuit of predators. When I hunt coyotes and fox, my rifle gets banged around in the truck, slid under a fence, laid on the ground, tossed across my back while belly-crawling, and all too often, dropped in the snow. I want a rifle I can use every day while concentrating on hunting, not on avoiding scratches.

I have picked out four rifles that meet these qualifications and retail for under $500. I have made one exception to that price range but you will understand in a moment. These four rifles not only fit the right price, but feature the kind of quality needed for everyday use and a high degree of confidence in the accuracy and reliability of the gun. They are each available in at least two of the three main calibers most varmint hunters are looking for: .223, .22-250 and .243 so here goes.

The Remington 700 ADL Varmint


The 700 series by Remington has had a long reputation for reliability and accuracy and this model continues that tradition. At $499, it’s a great balance between quality and price. It features a synthetic stock sports with ventilated, beavertail forend for enhanced grip, reduced weight and increased heat dissipation. The box magazine offers the opportunity for quick reloads (I like to carry a spare loaded magazine in my pocket for quick follow up shots.) It’s a bolt action with an adjustable trigger.

Ruger American Predator


At $450, this gun is loaded with features. With the crisp-breaking Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger that offers a customizable pull between 3 and 5 pounds. It also features an integral bedding block system that locks the receiver and free-floats the barrel for exceptional accuracy. Three-lug bolt has a 70° throw that provides easy scope clearance, while the full-diameter body and dual-cocking cams offer smooth cycling straight from the shoulder. Heavy-tapered, threaded barrel is cold hammer-forged for precise rifling that enhances accuracy, durability and easy cleaning. Lightweight, ergonomic composite stock includes serrations for sure handling in any weather. Butt pad absorbs shock for maximum recoil reduction. Rotary magazine fits flush with the stock.

Savage Model 11 Trophy Predator Hunter


This gun is on sale at Cabela’s for $549, so I broke my own $500 rule, but I did so because this gun comes mounted with a Factory bore-sighted Nikon 3-9X40 scope which makes it a great package price. The synthetic stock comes in either Mossy Oak Brush Camo or Realtree XP with a matte-blued finish barrel and action. The AccuTrigger is adjustable from 1-1/2 to 5 lbs. The Nikon scope has the BDC Active Target Reticle that’s ready to line up a kill shot. This gun also features a medium contour barrel and detachable box magazine. Savage is well known for good reliability at an entry level price point, and this rifle offers the perfect package for the hunter who wants to get into varmint hunting at the right place and the time is now at this price. Also comes in Mossy Oak or Realtree camo.

Savage 12 FV Bolt Action Varmint Rifle


Yes, a second rifle by Savage. This one comes in at only $419, The best value of the four, and you can choose your own scope options depending on your budget or favorites. This gun also features the, adjustable AccuTrigger, plus button rifling and free-floating barrel; they’re not only durable and super-accurate, they are also easy to clean. The carbon-steel barrel and receiver feature a matte blued finish and pillar bedding black synthetic stock. Different rates of twist stabilize heavier bullets on long-range shots. It’s pre-drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Also includes an internal box magazine, oversized bolt handle, cut checkering, swivel studs and recoil pad.

These are not the only options, of course, but these four choices are perfect for everyday rifles that offer the varmint hunter a great combination of value and quality. You can rely on any one of them to deliver a bullet in the right place in any weather conditions. And at under $500 you won’t hesitate to take them off the rack and go hunting with them at any time.

This article was produced in cooperation with Cabela’s. 

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Texas Dove Hunting Prospects Bright

Texas Dove Hunting Prospects Bright

AUGUST 16, 2016



Texas Dove Hunting Prospects Bright

More validation that everything’s bigger and better in Texas, dove populations are soaring and the hunting season, which gets underway Sept. 1, is the longest in 80 years.
A new 90-day season this fall means hunters will have 20 more days of opportunity compared with previous years. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is integrating those additional days early in the season to take advantage of mourning dove migrating into the state, as well as at the end of the season in the Special White-winged Dove Area to offer more bird hunting opportunities.
“Hunters will now be able to take advantage of those northern birds riding early November cool fronts into Texas, without sacrificing days of opportunity early in the season,” said Dave Morrison, TPWD Small Game Program Director. “We’ve also tacked on extra days to the back end of the season in late January when South Texas prospects are still pretty solid. It’s a win-win for dove hunters.”
Roughly 10 percent of the nation’s 350 million mourning dove reside in Texas, along with about 9 million white-winged dove. Each fall, over 415,000 Texas dove hunters take to the field in pursuit of these acrobatic, fast-flying game birds. Based on field observations by TPWD wildlife biologists, prospects for the 2016-17 hunting season are good to excellent.
“During the start of breeding season (March) in Texas, habitat conditions for dove were good to fantastic, thanks to the carryover of precipitation from 2015,” said Shaun Oldenburger, TPWD Dove Program Leader. “Biologists witnessed good early production on both white-winged and mourning doves throughout the state until the May rains arrived. However, good production was witnessed in June and July as more sporadic, isolated storm events continued across the state.”
Based on early survey results at TPWD, mourning dove numbers may be some of the highest in more than a decade in the Panhandle with similar numbers as 2015 in the rest of the state. White-winged doves continue to increase in numbers across the state, but the growth is gradually slowing.
“Hunters should be prepared for good seed production across the state, so there will be plenty food available for mourning doves except in areas where flooding occurred,” said Oldenburger. “This may make hunting a little more difficult due to thick vegetation cover, and hunters will need to spend a little more time finding downed birds in areas due to this issue during opening day in some areas.”

Dove season dates
Dove season in the North Zone runs Sept. 1 – Nov. 13 and Dec. 17 – Jan. 1, 2017; in the Central Zone from Sept. 1 – Nov. 6 and Dec. 17 – Jan. 8, 2017; and in the South Zone from Sept. 23 – Nov. 13 and Dec. 17 – Jan. 23, 2017. The daily bag limit for doves statewide is 15 and the possession limit 45.
In the Special White-winged Dove Area, the season runs Sept. 3-4, 10-11, Sept. 23 – Nov. 9, Dec. 17 – Jan. 23, 2017. During the early two weekends in the Special White-winged Dove Area, hunting is allowed only in the afternoon and the daily bag limit is 15 birds, to include not more than two mourning doves and two white-tipped doves. During the general season opens, the aggregate bag limit is 15 with no more than two white-tipped doves.

Hunter’s Ed., Licenses, and more
For novice dove hunters or those new to the sport, TPWD is offering Hunting 101 workshops this year dedicated to dove hunting. These 3-8 hour, hands-on seminars and workshops are designed for family members of all ages to learn more about the animals hunted, tools used in hunting and the shooting sports and where to go in Texas to enjoy these activities. Class schedules are available online or by contacting the TPWD Hunter Education Department at 512-389-4999.
All current hunting licenses expire Aug. 31, and in addition to a 2016-17 hunting license, anyone born after Sept. 1, 1971, must successfully complete a hunter education training course. Those under 17 and those 17 and older who purchase a one-time deferral license may hunt legally in Texas if accompanied by a licensed hunter 17 years or older who has passed hunter education or who is otherwise exempt. Accompanied means being within normal voice control. The TPWD Hunter Education certification is valid for life and is honored in all other states and provinces. More information on hunter education certification is available online.
A Migratory Game Bird endorsement and Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification are also required to hunt dove. HIP certification involves a brief survey of previous year’s migratory bird hunting success and is conducted at the time licenses are purchased.
Hunting and fishing regulations for the new season can be found in the 2016-2017 Outdoor Annual, available in print form at license retailers; digital version online and in the free Outdoor Annual mobile app available for Apple and Android devices.

Dove Hunting Tips
Practice with a purpose: Get the gun out well ahead of the hunt and take some “batting practice” swinging on birds. “Even practicing leading a bird without shooting can improve your accuracy,” according to TPWD dove program leader Shaun Oldenburger. “The average hunter takes five shots to bag one dove; that’s three boxes of shotgun shells to get your bag limit! Effective shooting leads to better hunts and more birds in the bag.” Shoot at least a couple boxes of shot shells at clay targets to get your timing, shooting stance, head, gun mounting and follow through in sync.
Know your limitations: Pattern your shotgun on paper targets with different chokes, loads and at various distances within 30 yards, where dove loads are most effective. Not all guns, chokes and loads pattern the same. Practice estimating distances to spots and then verify them with a rangefinder. You’ll better understand your distances from birds and be able to make more effective shots and reduce crippling loss.
Know the routines: Mourning doves will typically be going to fields from roost locations to feed early in the morning, but there’s also good hunting opportunities during mid-morning or even mid-afternoon at watering holes in areas with good dove concentrations. Birds won’t be flying in flocks, but it can be some great hunting as singles and doubles look for daily drinking water. White-winged dove flocks always seem to be flying in and out of an effective gun range; make sure to single out individual birds that are lower than others when shooting to be more effective.
Be safe: Always be aware of your shooting lanes and locations of other hunters, which can change constantly when birds are coming in and the action gets hot. Shooting outside of a safe zone of fire is the #1 cause of hunting accidents in Texas, mostly during dove hunting.

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Generations of Texans have spent summer days floating in the clear, cool waters of the Frio River.

On the Cool, Clear Frio River:

Families enjoy swimming, dancing and hiking

Fun traditions and beautiful scenery bring people back to Garner State Park time after time. Besides easy access to the Frio, the park offers many miles of hiking trails and camping options.

Things to Do

Garner State Park is a great place to visit for a swim or hike, or to enjoy a relaxing weekend. With 2.9 miles of Frio River winding through 1,774 acres of scenic Hill Country terrain, the park offers lots to see and do!

Swim in the Frio River or float its waters on an inner tube, operate a paddle boat, and hike 11 miles of scenic trails. You can also camp, study nature, picnic, canoe, fish, play miniature golf, geocache and ride bikes. And, of course, you can dance. Take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map. If you plan to swim or float at the park, read through our swimming safety tipsbefore you come.

Overnight visitors can stay in screened shelters, cabins or campsites. Large groups can rent the screened shelter or group campsite. The park’s concessionaire sells meals and snacks during the busy season, and rents the pavilion in the off season.

Learn more about the park’s features at the visitor center. You can also shop for souvenirs.

Summer Dance:  Since the 1940s, young folks (and the young at heart) have been gathering at the park’s concession building on summer evenings for a jukebox dance. They still do so today. Arrive early, as parking lots get full and gates can close as early as 8:30 p.m.

The concession building and dance pavilion, as well as other park facilities, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. To learn more about the CCC, visit our History page.

Equipment Rentals

Visitors can rent paddle boats, kayaks and inner tubes, as well as tables, barbecue pits, heaters and fans. The park’s concessionaire operates a tube shuttle and putt-putt golf course during busy seasons. Rent a small locker near the boathouse for stashing your valuables. For more information, visit Garner State Park Concessions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a vital role at Garner State Park. You can serve as a park host, maintain trails, help restore habitat, lead educational programs, or tackle other park tasks. We need your help! To get involved:

Ranger Programs

Learn about the park’s CCC history, traditions and nature from a ranger. Rangers lead nature hikes. They offer programs on geocaching and geology, as well as programs for kids. Check the Events page for upcoming events, or contact the park to arrange special programs for your group.

Area Attractions

Visit the Briscoe-Garner Museum to learn about two famous Texas politicians. Fort Inge, once a frontier fort and Texas Ranger camp, now hosts occasional star parties. In summer, join a Frio Bat Flight tour to see the nightly exodus of one of the largest Mexican free-tailed bat colonies in the world. Visit the Uvalde Visitors Center and the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Other TPWD parks nearby include Hill Country, Lost Maples and Devil’s Sinkhole state natural areas, and Kickapoo Cavern State Park.

234 RR 1050
Concan, TX 78838

Latitude: 29.598887

Longitude: -99.743981

(830) 232-6132

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • 13 years and older: $7 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free


8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Office Hours

Peak Season (Memorial Day – Mid-August):
8 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily.
Entrance gate locked at 11:30 p.m. nightly.


Non-peak Season (Mid-August – Memorial Day):
Sunday – Thursday:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday:  Hours vary due to visitation; call office for current hours.
Entrance gate locked at 10 p.m. nightly.

Closures due to maximum capacity

When the park reaches maximum capacity, it will close to day visitors (as early as 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Holidays)  and will reopen by 6 p.m. If you are planning to visit for the day, please arrive early and have a back-up plan in case of a closure. Customers with camping reservations will be able to enter during these closures.

Busy Season

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and other holidays


January average low is 37 degrees. July average high is 97 degrees. Wettest months are May and October.

National Weather Service forecast for this area


Hilltops average approx. 1,800 feet

Drawn Hunt Application Deadlines Approaching


Drawn Hunt Application Deadlines Approaching


Drawn Hunts are your chance at affordable hunting throughout the state. And this year there are more opportunities than ever before – new exclusive Private Lands Dove Hunts, hunts on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges, and many more E-Postcard Hunt categories. 12 hunt categories have application deadlines in August, so apply today!


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Texas infant’s death linked to Zika

Texas infant’s death linked to Zika

From the Texas Department of State Health Services

AUSTIN, TX – Texas has confirmed that an infant who recently died in Harris County had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The baby passed away shortly after birth and is the first Zika-related death reported in Texas.

During her pregnancy, the mother was in Latin America, where she was infected, and the baby acquired the infection in the womb. Recent test results confirmed the baby’s condition and link to Zika. The mother and baby are classified as travel-related cases, and there is no additional associated risk in Texas.

Last month Texas reported the state’s first case of microcephaly linked to Zika, also a Harris County infant.

“Zika’s impact on unborn babies can be tragic, and our hearts are with this family,” said Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas Department of State Health Services commissioner. “Our central mission from the beginning has been to do everything we can to protect unborn babies from the devastating effects of Zika.”

DSHS is coordinating with Harris County Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to follow the cases.

Texas has reported 99 cases of Zika virus disease, including the two infants with microcephaly from Harris County. All Texas cases are related to travel abroad to areas with active Zika transmission. There have been no reported cases of Zika virus disease transmitted by mosquitoes in Texas, but Texas is on alert for the possibility local transmission.

With its link to microcephaly, Zika poses a serious threat to unborn children. DSHS is tracking the number of pregnant women with Zika in the state, working with providers and reporting weekly data to the national Zika pregnancy registry. DSHS is studying past microcephaly data to understand the prevalence and patterns of this condition in Texas. 

DSHS has been emphasizing precautions, specifically for travelers and pregnant women, through an ongoing public education campaign and via www.TexasZika.org.


Judge Halts Child Care License for Dilley Detention Center

Judge Halts Child Care License for Dilley Detention Center

Citing the potential for abuse at the center, a Travis County judge prevented Texas’ child welfare agency from licensing the facility for child care.

The entrance to the 500-bed Karnes County Residential Center for detained immigrant moms and kids.

Alexa Garcia-Ditta
The entrance to the 500-bed Karnes County Residential Center for detained immigrant moms and kids.

A state district judge has temporarily halted Texas’ efforts to license the second of two immigrant family detention centers in the state as a child care facility.

On Wednesday, Travis County Judge Karin Crump ruled that Texas’ emergency child care license rules — devised specifically for the detention centers — could put children detained in the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley at risk of abuse.

In her order, Crump took issue with a new Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) rule that allows children to stay in rooms with unrelated adults.

The new rules “allow, and have allowed, for situations with children that are dangerous and this temporary injunction addresses those concerns,” Crump said, reading from her order in court. As evidence, Crump pointed to sexual abuse allegations made by a plaintiff. The woman alleged in court documents that her daughter had been spoken to and touched inappropriately by another woman sharing their room at the Karnes County Residential Center in South Texas.

Crump issued the Dilley injunction after a seven-hour hearing Wednesday. The order leaves in place a child care license issued in April to the Karnes County facility.

In May, mothers detained with their children at Dilley and Karnes City filed suit against DFPS, arguing that the agency has no authority to issue child care licenses. The Austin nonprofit Grassroots Leadership is also a plaintiff in the suit. The Dilley and Karnes facilities currently hold about 1,800 women and children, many of whom are asylum-seekers and refugees from Mexico and Central America.

Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership, praised Crump’s decision in comments to reporters after the hearing.

“What we heard over the last few weeks, and I think what we’ve known, is that the reason for the licenses was not about the protection of children,” he said.

At issue in Wednesday’s hearing — a continuation of a May 13 hearing in the case — was whether the child care licenses would cause “irreparable harm” to detained families during the lead up to a full trial, scheduled for September. Then, Crump is set to take up the plaintiffs’ broader claims concerning DFPS’ authority to license the facilities.

Robert Doggett, an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and counsel for the plaintiffs, told the court Wednesday that the licensure is a “significant departure” from DFPS’ mission of protecting children.

In late April, DFPS approved a license for Karnes, despite allegations of child sexual abuse at the facility and state inspections that turned up safety deficiencies.

Texas’ attempt to grant residential child care licenses to detention centers beganquietly last fall, after DFPS tried to create a new child care licensing category without seeking public input. Grassroots Leadership went to court and won a temporary injunction against the state’s backdoor efforts in November, and officials subsequently called a series of public hearings about the licensures.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued in court on Wednesday that the state’s main motivation is to keep family detention centers in compliance with the 1997 Flores v. Meese agreement, which prohibits detention of children in unlicensed facilities. If the Texas detention centers can’t get licensed by the state, they may run afoul of the agreement.

That puts the future of the Dilley detention center in question. For now, both Karnes and Dilley will remain open and litigation is almost certain to continue.

Expert witnesses for the plaintiffs testified Wednesday that detention puts “trauma piled upon trauma” on immigrant children, causing long-term physiological and emotional damage.

“These children have had their own traumatic histories,” said Dr. Luis Zayas, dean of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work, “and then we place them in detention where they are under considerable fear, threat and deprivation of what most normal kids in the community or in a therapeutic facility would experience.”

Both DFPS officials and representatives for the for-profit companies that run the detention centers said in court that the licenses enhance safety by giving the state some oversight over federal facilities.

Without a license, “these facilities will remain self-regulated, unaccountable to the state and without the same public reporting requirements,” said Todd Disher, attorney with the Texas Attorney General’s office.

Crump wrote in her order that because immigrant detention centers are already required to comply with state standards requiring employee background checks and investigations into complaints, her decision does “not diminish DFPS’ capacity to protect the children in any significant way.” She granted DFPS the authority to take “the same protective actions” at the unlicensed Dilley facility as it might at the licensed Karnes facility.