These stockings won't be found hanging by the chimney, but they'll still bring plenty of joy this winter. Rainbow trout are at 19 designated Neighborhood Fishin' lakes in 10 urban areas of Texas, plus more than 150 other sites statewide.
The range of a unique hopping rodent has dwindled to just a few areas near the Red River. Researchers are racing to learn more about it before it disappears into the night.
Meet Shannon Tompkins, outdoor writer, expert angler, and Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame member. Learn what biologists and conservationists are doing to prevent the deadly White Nose Syndrome
from affecting Texas bats.
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.
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
OutdoorAnnual.com. This year, the Outdoor Annual also includes boating regulations!
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.
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 pâte 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!
Invasive species like giant salvinia can grow quickly and cover expanses of fresh water, blocking access for hunters
to prime waterfowl hunting areas. Invasive species can move to new lakes by hitching a ride on your boat, trailer or gear. Stop the spread and protect the lakes you love by always taking time to clean,
drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear when you travel from lake to lake.
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.