Zebra mussels attack lakes.


Orphaned Wildlife?

Orphaned Wildlife?

Sometimes "rescuing" wildlife is the worst thing a person can do. It may be hard to not do something to help, yet that may be the very best thing you can do. The fact is, most of these "orphans" aren’t really orphans at all.


Win a Lifetime License!

Lifetime License!

Enter the Lifetime License Drawing by June 27 to win a Lifetime Super Combo License. This special license, a $1,800 value, gives you the right to hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. Each entry is $5, available online or at your local license retailer. Proceeds will go toward on-the-ground conservation efforts that make Texas a great place to hunt and fish.

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Parks For Paddling

Paddling at Galveston Island SP

Summer's here, and it's time to get out on the water. One way to experience our state parks from a unique perspective: cruising quietly down creeks, rivers, sloughs, bayous and lakes in a canoe or kayak. In this month's issue, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine visits parks with excellent paddling opportunities, including Galveston Island, one of eight state parks that feature Texas Paddling Trails. Read More

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Summer Fun

kids outside having summer fun

What will you do this summer? School is out, and it’s time to get together outdoors. Your cookouts and cool waters are waiting!

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Free Mobile Texas Fishing Guide

Mobile Texas Fishing Guide

Get to know your favorite freshwater fish species. Experts have provided a special look into Texas’ most popular fish including species descriptions (with quality color illustrations), where to fish and how to catch them in this exclusive feature in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine app! For a unique interactive experience, download the free app. Apple iOS or Android

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Download the Official App for Texas State Parks!

State Parks App

Now find your perfect state park escape using the Texas State Parks Official Guide for Apple and Android devices. The free app locates campgrounds, cabins, trails and places to hike, bike, swim, fish or kayak. And it’ll give you all the details on 95 state parks in Texas. Learn more about the app

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TPWD Debuts Catfish Management Plan

A Vision for Catfish in Texas

TPWD has completed work on a plan designed to expand angling opportunities for Texas' growing urban population and introduce the next generation of anglers to the pleasures of fishing. Get your copy of TPWD's Catfish Management Plan and see how catfish figure into our vision for the future of freshwater fishing in Texas.

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Giant Salvinia is Invading our Lakes and Rivers

Giant Salvinia

This invasive plant creates a dense mat on top of the water and spreads very fast. It hurts fishing, swimming and boating. All it takes is one small piece left on your boat, trailer or gear to infest an entire lake. Don't ruin the fun for everyone. Always CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY before leaving the lake - it's the law.

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