TPW Foundation

We Will Not Be Tamed!

Leon McNeill - 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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State Parks

Reservation Improvements in 2019

Camping in a Tyler State Park

New ways to plan your state park visits are coming in early 2019. You'll have access to new online and mobile-friendly features to be able to:

  • Pick Your Site – Reserve specific campsites or overnight facilities in advance
  • Reserve Day Use – Buy a “Save The Day” Pass in advance, ensuring your entry to any park
  • Buy Your Parks Pass – Buy or renew your Texas State Parks Pass online

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Watch TPW Television

Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now East Texas Turkeys, Old Tunnel Bats & Returning Bass PBS

East Texas Turkeys, Old Tunnel Bats & Returning Bass

Successful efforts to restore the Eastern Wild Turkey to Texas have led to more turkeys and increased hunting opportunity. Once home to travelling trains, Old Tunnel State Park is now a seasonal home for millions of bats. See how biologists came up with a plan to return the native Guadalupe Bass to the South Llano River.

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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

Cool Escapes

Cool Escapes

Beat the heat with a swim, paddle, star party and more at Texas State Parks.

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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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Hunting, Fishing & Boating

Get Your New Outdoor Annual

Outdoor Annual

The new hunting and fishing comes with new season dates, rules and regulations. Be sure you're in the know when you're afield or afloat. Pick up a copy of the new Outdoor Annual when you buy your license, or download the free app now. You can also find regulation information at This year, the Outdoor Annual also includes boating regulations!


Fish the Texas Paddling Trails

Fish the Texas Paddling Trails

Ready to sneak up on some big fish? Try kayak fishing on one of the Texas Paddling Trails. You'll have access to more than 70 bays, streams, rivers, ponds and more, with kayak/canoe rentals nearby. These well-marked trails even have signs describing what fish you can catch and suggested lures.

Learn more about kayak fishing.


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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Red Snapper Season Still Open in State Waters

Snapper Scatcat boat

Red snapper season stays open year-round in state waters, which extend 9 nautical miles from the Texas shore. If you're looking for spots to fish, we've built a number of nearshore reefs, which are excellent snapper attractors. Bag limit is 4 per day and fish must be least 15". Remember to log every red snapper you keep using the free mobile app, iSnapper.

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