Happy Holidays

We wish you a joyous holiday season.

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Know the Hunting and Fishing Regulations

2016-2017 Outdoor Annual

You can now get the 2016-2017 Outdoor Annual with this season’s hunting and fishing regulations. Pick it up when you buy your license, view it online or download the free app.

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State Parks

9 Parks with Heavenly Hikes

Carly at Lighthouse Rock at Palo Duro Canyon Stste Park

There's nothing better than a brisk walk through the trees or in the mountains — or anywhere outdoors, really. One of the best is climbing to the iconic rock formation at the end of the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon. But that’s only one of many memorable state park hikes. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife gives you 9 more.

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New Texas Hunting Guide

New Texas Hunting Guide

Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine's new Hunting Guide is your free, go-to source for species information and hunting tips. This special feature is exclusive to the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine mobile app, which can be downloaded (also for free) to your Android or Apple devices.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine This Month

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Fall for Parks

Fall for Parks

Texas autumns bring some of the best weather of the year. Enjoy the season with a colorful hike, a feast in the park, or a camping getaway.

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New Interactive Map of the Texas Landscape

New Interactive Map of the Texas Landscape

The new Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper is now available for public use! Use this free interactive tool to create custom maps of the Texas landscape and its habitats. It includes information about vegetation, soils, geology, hydrology and ecoregions. Make your own Texas Vegetation Field Guide or discover another way this map can help you.

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State Parks

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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