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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!

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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.

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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

June 2015 Magazine cover

In this Issue:
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Outdoor Activity of the Month

Fishing in Texas State Parks

Fishing in Texas State Parks

Off a pier, on the shore or in the water - what's your favorite place to fish? Try it without a license in more than 70 state parks!

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Fish near you at Neighborhood Fishin' ponds. Kids under 17 fish free!

Learn to fish at special events and workshops.


Catfish Management Plan

Catfish fishing

Share your input on TPWD's Catfish Management Plan, drafted to increase opportunities and access for catfish anglers. Read the draft of the plan and take the survey.

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

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