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We Will Not Be Tamed!

Jordan Shipley - The Untamed

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation is encouraging Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state with the We Will Not Be Tamed campaign. TPWF's trailblazing partners have put together an outdoor lover's dream prize package for the campaign sweepstakes.

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Hunting and Fishing

Win a Lifetime License!

Lifetime License Drawing

The Lifetime License Drawing is your chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo License ($1,800 value) that lets you hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. There are still 2 chances to win: enter by October 31 or November 30.

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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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Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now Hunters Welcome, Goldthwaite Goldmine & Some Deer PBS

Hunters Welcome, Goldthwaite Goldmine & Some Deer

Hunting is not only a tradition in small towns across Texas, it's also an important part of the local economy. Travel to Goldthwaite, population 1,687, for the opening weekend of deer season to see how this close knit community comes alive when the hunters arrive.

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6 Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

Lake Somerville Trailway

Hiking is often more fun with friends, so why not bring your best and furriest friend along to share the fun? This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine brings you 6 dog-friendly hikes for you and Rover to explore together.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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