Boating Season Has Arrived, Be Safe out There

If you're planning for some fun on the water this Memorial Day weekend, please also plan to keep your friends and loved ones safe.

Boating & Water Safety Tips »

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Boater Advisory

Family Fishing

Zebra mussels are attacking your Texas lakes. They damage boats, harm fishing habitats and ruin shorelines with their sharp shells. Are they hiding on your boat?

Don't be a carrier - always clean, drain and dry!

It's the Law - Boaters must take action »

Learn How to Clean Your Boat »

License Plates

Two New Ways to Keep Texas Wild

Conservation License Plates

Meet the two newest members of the TPWD conservation license plate family - the Lucifer hummingbird and the western diamondback rattlesnake. You can show your love for wildlife for only $30/year per plate, of which $22 will go towards supporting native Texas wildlife.

Learn more about conservation license plate »


Introducing the Official App of Texas Hunting and Fishing

Outdoor Annual app

The Outdoor Annual has gone mobile! Afield or afloat, it's easy to access regulations on your iPhone, iPad or Android, even without internet service.

Learn more about the App »


The Outdoors at Your Fingertips

Have an iPad or iPhone? Then get ready to have the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine plus bonus articles and videos with the new app, available now. Download the app and check out the "Dark Skies" issue for free, including stories on state parks and more!

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine This Month

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Outdoor Activity of the Month

Picnic in Texas State Parks

Picnic in Texas State Parks

Spread out on a blanket, relax at a table, or cook on a grill. Food tastes better outside!

Pick a picnic recipe »

Come to a cooking event »

Bring a bigger group »

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Coastal Recreation

Discover the Natural Wonders of the Texas Coast!

Coastal Recreation

The Texas Coast has it all - 14 padding trails to explore, hundreds of saltwater fish waiting to be caught, more than 450 kinds of birds to spot and 12 scenic state parks to enjoy - all along the coast.

Coastal Paddling Trails »

Weekly Saltwater Fishing Reports »

Coastal Birding Trails »


Volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas state parks, wildlife, lands and waters all depend on volunteers. Whatever your interests or skill level, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. So bring your friends (or meet some new ones) and come help protect the outdoors you love.

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Digital Issue: Texas Fishing 2015

Digital Issue: Texas Fishing 2015

Freshwater forecast, covering bass, catfish, trout, crappie, etc. Saltwater forecast, covering all the major bays.

  • Hiring a fishing guide
  • The art of tying flies
  • Fish recipes

Download our free app for an interactive version »

Web-based digital issue: Desktop | Mobile device

Report Your Harvest with the New App

TPWD My Texas Hunt Harvest App

Gearing up for turkey season? Download the new My Texas Hunt Harvest app and report your harvested game in real time. Now, keep track of your hunting season successes easily from your smartphone or tablet. Your information will help us manage healthy game populations, keeping hunting great in Texas.

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