Get Outside in 2018

Make a resolution to visit Texas State Parks this year.

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Law Enforcement

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

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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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Fishing

BIGGER BETTER BASS!

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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

Magazine

6 Texas Ghost Towns

René Robert Cavelier

Ghost towns abound in Texas. In fact, a look back at state maps through the years turns up nearly 1,000 towns that were… and then were not. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine features 6 of these abandoned towns that you can visit – if you dare.

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Activities and Programs

Get Healthy

Family Biking

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 2018!

Boating

Protect the Lakes You Love

Learn How to
Clean,Drain and Dry
Play Now Clean, Drain, Dry Your Boat

Invasive species like zebra mussels and giant salvinia are attacking your lakes and rivers. These invaders harm native plants and animals and hurt fishing, swimming and boating. Stop them from spreading - clean, drain and dry your boat before traveling from lake to lake.

Hunting and Fishing

Know the Rules

Outdoor Annual App

Each year, September 1 brings the excitement of a new hunting and fishing season. Along with the new year comes new season dates, rules and regulations. Be sure you're in the know. Pick up a copy of the new Outdoor Annual at the store when you buy your license, or download the free app now. You can also find regulation information at OutdoorAnnual.com.

Hunting

Texas Hunting Guide

Play Now Texas Hunting Guide from Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Our experts bring you the Texas Hunting Guide, packed with info on the state's most popular game birds and animals, including hunting tips, identification guidance and information on their habits and habitats. Get this special guide free, exclusively in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine mobile app.

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

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