Happy Holidays

Wishing you a memorable holiday season in the Texas outdoors.


Support Texas Parks and Wildlife with Year-End Giving

Support Texas Parks and Wildlife with Year-End Giving

Make a 100% tax-deductible donation to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation today to help us ensure Texans of all ages can enjoy, explore and be inspired by the wild things and wild places in Texas.


Introducing the Official App of Texas Hunting and Fishing

Outdoor Annual app

Just in time for the 2014-2015 hunting season, 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.

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Digital Issue: Texas Hunting 2014

Texas Hunting 2014

Here's the lowdown from TPWD experts on the prospects for deer, dove, waterfowl, quail, turkey, squirrel.

  • Proper firearm handling.
  • How to handle game meats.
  • Recipes for venison, quail and dove.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine This Month

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In this Issue:
Christmas in the Parks

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Outdoor Activity of the Month

No Place Like Parks for Holiday Gatherings

Group Gatherings in a State Park

From caroling to decked-out campsites to birding with Santa, state parks are perfect for holiday season gatherings.

Book cabins or group facilities

Choose from more than 60 Holiday Events.

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TPWD Releases Dove Lethality Study Findings

Dove Hunting

Texas leads the nation in dove hunting with roughly a quarter million hunters bagging 5 million mourning doves each fall. Their success afield should not change with the type of shot used, according to the results of a just-released study examining the lethality of lead versus non-toxic shot for mourning dove. Read more »


Avoid Common Deer Hunting Violations

Common Deer Hunting Violations

What is the most common deer hunting violation? Hint: it has nothing to do with antlers. Watch this video to find out.

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