TPW Commission Meeting, August 22-23, 2018, TPWD Headquarters, Austin, TX.

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We Will Not Be Tamed!

JT Van Zandt - 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.


Big Time Texas Hunts Entries are on Sale Now!


For the past 20 + years, Big Time Texas Hunts has offered you a chance to win premium hunting opportunities that support wildlife conservation and habitat management. This year, we are proud to offer 10 premium hunting packages on some of the best private ranches and TPWD Wildlife Management Areas across Texas! Enter now for only $9 online or $10 at your local license retailer.

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Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now Planting Pines, Texas Quail & Trinity Paddling PBS

Planting Pines, Texas Quail & Trinity Paddling

Greg Grant and his family have been restoring pines on their family land, just so the birds and the bugs can live off the decaying trees. See what's happening with Texas' four species of quail as their habitats have been fragmented and destroyed. Discover paddling in the heart of the Metroplex with a float on the Dallas Trinity Paddling Trail.

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5 Texas Caves

Kickapoo Cavern

When it's 100 degrees on a Texas summer afternoon, there's no better time to visit a cave, where the temperature sits at little more than 70 degrees all year long. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine highlights 5 Texas caves that you can go underground and explore!

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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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Federal Red Snapper Season

Red Snapper

The private recreational angler red snapper season in federal water closes Wednesday Aug 22, 2018. State waters out to nine nautical miles remain open.

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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

Lone Star Law

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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