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

Parks for Fishing

Fishing in State Parks

There's something unforgettable about teaching someone how to fish and the shared joy when they reel in their first catch. Happily, you can fish for free at any Texas state park, and many parks provide loaner equipment and host fishing events. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine gives you 10 of the best parks to cast a line and hook a whopper.

10 Parks to Hook a Whopper

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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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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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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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