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Hunting, Fishing & Boating

New Season, New Regulations

Outdoor Annual - Fishing

The new fishing seasons bring new rules and regulations. Get the free Outdoor Annual mobile app now and be in-the-know when you're afield or afloat. Once downloaded, the app can be used to access the regulations information even when you don't have an internet connection. New this year: view your license within the app! Regulations can also be found online at OutdoorAnnual.com.

Fishing

BIGGER BETTER BASS!

ShareLunker

A new era of Toyota ShareLunker is underway! The year-round season began Jan. 1, and now anglers who catch a bass that's at least 8 lbs. or 24" can enter their catch online or in the ShareLunker app. Participants will receive a catch kit, achievement decal, ShareLunker gear, and entry into a drawing for prizes including a $5,000 shopping spree!

Learn More at TexasShareLunker.com

Watch TPW Television

Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now Hundred-Mile Hike, Fighting Feral Hogs, Lake Bob Sandlin

Hundred-Mile Hike, Fighting Feral Hogs, Lake Bob Sandlin

Follow a young hiker on her first long-distance hike on the longest trail in Texas. Share in her triumphs, along with fatigue, blisters, and ticks. Feral hogs are a real problem in Texas and getting worse. Justin Foster and his team are on the frontlines working to find a solution. About two hours east of Dallas, you'll find Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, a hidden getaway for folks of all ages.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

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Activities and Programs

Get Healthy in State Parks

Get Healthy in State Parks

Start the year off right! Your state parks have some of the best activities and programs for your physical, mental, and social health goals.

Cheers to a Healthy 2020!

Fishing

Neighborhood Fishin'

Ladies fishing on dock

'Tis the Season for Rainbow Trout Stocking – catch one close to home!

At Neighborhood Fishin' ponds

At 150+ locations statewide

Boating

Protect the Lakes You Love

Play Now Clean, Drain, Dry Your Boat

Invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels can ruin fishing, boating and swimming for everyone. You can't always tell if a lake is infested with invasive species, and even a small piece left on your boat or gear can infest another lake. That's why it's so important to always clean drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear before traveling from lake to lake. It's up to you to protect the lakes you love.

Learn more at Stop Invasives

Wildlife

Be on the Lookout for Bald Eagles

Play Now Bald Eagle Fun Facts video

Our resident bald eagles are joined by eagle migrants from January to March, making it the perfect time to go bald eagle watching. It's also nesting season, when the eagles are very active.

To find areas with bald eagles, check the Texas Eagle Nests project map. If you spot an eagle nest, photograph it. Then join Texas Nature Trackers (it’s free) and add your photo to the project – it helps biologists track them. We also post eagle sightings on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Insider tip: Fairfield Lake State Park usually has bald eagles.

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