Thank you Governor Abbott!
All of us find ourselves in unusual times as we deal with rapidly changing COVID-19 updates and concerns. Now more than ever we know the benefit of spending time outdoors while practicing safe precautions. Today Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order on the current COVID-19 situation, implementing statewide essential services and activities protocols. In it he states:
"This Executive Order does not prohibit people from accessing essential services or engaging in essential daily activities, such as going to the grocery store or gas station, providing or obtaining other essential services, hunting or fishing, or engaging in physical activity like jogging or bicycling, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household." The complete Governor's Executive Order can be found here.
“We are very thankful for Governor Abbott’s leadership in these trying times. We are especially thankful for his recognition of hunting and fishing as healthy ways to be outdoors. We couldn’t agree more.” Said David Yeates, TWA CEO.
Let’s get outdoors and celebrate what makes us TWA members. Tag @texaswildlifeassociation in your outdoor activities and adventures, whether they are in your backyard or on the family ranch, on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #TWAProud to help show your love for hunting, fishing and the great open spaces we know and love.