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Big Time Texas Hunts - Mule deer

Now's your chance to enter to win one of 9 premium guided hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and wildlife management areas in Texas. Big Time Texas Hunts offers hunts for bighorn sheep, mule deer, whitetails, waterfowl, birds, exotics, gators and wild hogs. Entries are just $9 online and proceeds support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and public hunting. Enter by October 15.


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Enter the Lifetime License Drawing by September 30 for your best chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo License. This special license, a $1,800 value, gives you the privilege to hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. Each entry is $5, available online or at your local license retailer. Lucky winners will be chosen on October 3, November 1 and December 1. Any entries not drawn will be automatically included in the next drawing.

State Parks

Parks to Ride Bicycles

Bicycle riding in State Parks

Whether you’ve got the whole family biking a gentle paved path along the lake or you’re a thrill seeker on a marathon ride with adventurous friends in the wilderness, there’s a state park trail for you. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine gives you 10 of the best parks to explore on two wheels.

10 Parks with Pedal Power

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Cool Escapes

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Fall is here, but summer temperatures are sticking around. Beat the heat with an exciting paddle, a cool dip, or an evening under the stars!





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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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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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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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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