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Choose from a variety of high quality hunts across Texas. Entries cost $0 to $10; Youth Only category entries are always free. Browse by location or category and apply for your favorite hunts today.

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TPW Foundation

We Will Not Be Tamed!

Chuck Naiser - The Untamed

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation is encouraging Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state. We Will Not Be Tamed calls you to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit and why we should be inspired to conserve it. Learn how to conserve Texas' wild things and places.




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!

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Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now El Paso Envoy, Fighting Fires & an Aquatic Advisor PBS

El Paso Envoy, Fighting Fires & an Aquatic Advisor

For state park ambassador Clara Cobb, a day in El Paso might include empanadas, bouldering, ancient legends, and a happy-hour hike. See what it takes to be on the frontlines as part of Parks and Wildlife's Wildland Fire Team. Always wanting to teach and share her knowledge, Jackie Robinson is a leader in providing expert advice for the promotion and protection of healthy aquatic ecosystems.

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5 Texas Aquariums

Train @Houston’s Downtown Aquarium

Whether you seek the thrill of walking through a tunnel under a shark tank or the shiver of touching the slippery back of a cownose ray, there’s a Texas aquarium for you. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine highlights 5 fishy attractions sprinkled throughout the state.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

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Activities and Programs

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

Sun's out, fun's out! Swim, paddle and explore at a Texas State Park.

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Neighborhood Fishin'

Dad and son, Mesquite City Lake, DFW

Catch your catfish close to home at Neighborhood Fishin' lakes and ponds. Help your kid hook a keeper!

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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.

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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

Law Enforcement

TPWD's New Prosecutor of the Year Award Reflects Critical Role To Protect Woods, Waters, Wildlife


A brand-new award aims to formally recognize a courtroom champion each year for exemplary efforts in prosecuting fish, wildlife, water safety, natural and cultural resource or other environmental crimes in Texas. Nominees may include any prosecutor at the county, district, state or federal level whose action occurred during the previous two calendar years.

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