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Hunting & Fishing

Licenses on sale aug. 15


Apply Now for 2015-2016 Drawn Hunts

Public Drawn Hunts

Submit your applications online for drawn hunts in more than 35 hunt categories on 95 areas throughout the state, including special Guided and Youth-Only hunts. This year there are more of these low-cost opportunities than ever before. Hunts for whitetail, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, exotics, turkey, alligator and more.

Apply for Drawn Hunts »


Boater Advisory

Zebra Mussels

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 »


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!

Download the app »

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine This Month

Aug/Sept 2015 Magazine cover

In this Issue:
Four Tallest Texas Peaks In One Day

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Magazine covers

Outdoor Activity of the Month

Swimming in Texas State Parks

Swimming in Texas State Parks

Want to cool off in the water this summer? Go swimming in state parks! Visit pools, creeks, rivers, lakes and even the ocean.

Places to Swim »

Swimming Safety »

Life Jackets »

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.

Sign up to volunteer »


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

Spotlight on TPWD

TPW Magazine AdvertisersAd Info

Doing Business with TPWD

Non-profit organizations: Help Hunters feed the Hungry!
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