Get Outside in 2019

Make a resolution to visit Texas State Parks this year.

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TPW Commission Meeting, March 19-20, 2019, TPWD Headquarters, Austin, TX.

Comment on Proposed Regulations and Transactions

Fishing

Rainbow Trout Return

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout are at 19 designated Neighborhood Fishin' lakes in 10 urban areas of Texas, plus more than 150 other sites statewide.

Neighborhood Fishin' near you

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Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now Frog Pond, Big City Cats & Mustang Island PBS

Frog Pond, Big City Cats & Mustang Island

Enjoy some nature on the edge of Austin with a homemade frog pond. An ongoing study is shedding light on how bobcats live among us, in the suburbs and edges of our cities, without conflict and almost completely without notice. If you're looking for the best place to camp right on the beach, Mustang Island State Park might be the spot for you.

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Magazine

5 Winter Birding Hotspots

Winter Birding

Winter birding offers relief from the heat and an opportunity to see new and rare feathered visitors to the state. It's time to put on your woolen cap and bundle up with some beautiful birds in some of the best birding areas of Texas.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

January-February 2019 Magazine cover

In this Issue:
Danger in the Twilight Kingdom

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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 2019!

Hunting

4 Recipes to Dress Up Venison for the Holidays

Preparing Venison

Ready to embrace your inner chef? Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine visited chef Jesse Griffiths' venison prep class and came away with 4 venison recipes for pho soup, chorizo sausage, liver pâté and stuffed venison flank. There's sure to be one that will wow your holiday crowd, whatever the event.

If you have a favorite venison recipe you'd like to spice up, the story also includes a list of herbs, spices and other flavorings that complement deer meat. Serve your wild game harvest with pride and have a savory holiday!

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 www.tpwd.texas.gov/stopinvasives

Hunting

Tracking Downed Game

Kyle tracking game

Every responsible hunter wants to make a clean shot, one that takes down game within sight. But even with a well-placed shot, you may find yourself trailing a wounded animal to recover it. Be prepared by reading Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine's tips to track and recover wounded game.

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