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Youth Hunting Season - Texas Parks and Wildlife

The Texas Youth Hunting Program teaches kids safe, legal and ethical hunting. It's a great way to spend time with a parent or mentor in nature. Check out ways to get kids involed.

Cool Quail Facts - Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas has four species of quail. The most popular is the bobwhite quail known for its call. It's numbers have been in decline for the past 25 years but now folks are helping out.

Bowhunting Season in Texas

Find bow hunting regulations and when the season opens at

75th Anniversary- Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program- Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Overview of the impact of the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program, a funding source generated by hunters, anglers, shooters and boaters that supports wildlife and fisheries restoration, research, habitat protection, education and outreach for hunters and anglers, along with improving public access through boat ramps and fishing piers.

Outdoor Tourism: Selling Texas - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Selling Texas Each year, outdoor tourism contributes around 36 billion dollars to the state economy. Part of our popularity comes from the good public relations generated by the scores of outdoor-television programs. We'll look at some of those shows that can't wait to come here and show off our state. From the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, for stations and air times: http:\\

Hogs Gone Wild - Feral Hogs in Childress, Texas

Feral hogs are domestic hogs that either escaped or were released for hunting purposes. Considered a nuisance animal, they compete with livestock and native wildlife for food. Their rooting and trampling can damage native habitat, fields and crops. It's estimated there are over 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas. Use extreme caution around mothers and their young and wounded hogs. These hogs were videotaped at the Childress High School wildlife management area. For more information, visit

The Texas Hunting Guide from Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Get everything you need to know about Texas hunting in the free digital hunting guide for iOS and Android. Download at

How to skin a deer

Demonstration of how to skin a deer. For more information on Hunter Education go to:

How to field dress a deer

A demonstration of how to field dress a deer. For more information on Hunter Education go to:

Texas Tussle, A Gator Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Tussle, A Gator Hunt It's a hot muggy afternoon in an east Texas marsh, and it's time to hunt for alligators. We tag along with some lucky hunters that get a chance of a lifetime to hunt alligators at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area. For more information check out

Avoid these Common Deer Season Hunting Violations

An overview of common violations that Texas Game Wardens encounter in deer season, from improperly tagged deer to no hunter education certification. For more information on hunting in Texas, including regulations and public hunting opportunities, visit

How to butcher a venison leg quarter

A demonstration of how to butcher a venison rear leg quarter, how to remove the femur bone and separate the bottom round, the eye round and the top round roasts. To find out more about hunting in Texas, including wild game recipes, visit

ADA Hunt at Inks Lake State Park

A Place for All (ada hunt) Hunting season is right around the corner. But most hunting blinds are not designed for people with disabilities. Inks Lake State Park northwest of Austin has tackled that problem by building special hunting blinds that are accessible for people with physical limitations. Find public hunting opportunities at

Texas Big Game Awards 25th Anniversary - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Hunting season is wrapping up but many hunters will relive their hunts at the annual Texas Big Game Awards. For 25 years, the program, sponsored by the Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, has recognized hunters and landowners for conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat on private lands. The program is especially memorable for first-time hunters. For more information, visit

Hunting as a Refuge | Texas Parks & Wildlife

For Robin Bradbery the outdoors is what she calls her “happy place.” That’s no surprise, lots of folks rush to nature for the release. But for Robin, it’s more than that, it’s a chance for her to escape the challenges of living with Autism.

The State of Quail | Texas Parks & Wildlife

Texas has long been known for its robust quail populations, but habitat loss has impacted all four quail species in the state. Though their homes range from desert floodplain and brush land to prairie grasslands, these quail species need native habitat to thrive. Find out how researchers, non-profits, and landowners and managers are working together to keep quail numbers healthy statewide. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show,

Rules of Firearm Safety - Texas Parks and Wildlife (official)

Heidi Rao instructs on the four fundamental rules of firearm safety: 1) Keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times 2) Treat every firearm as if it were loaded 3) Be sure of your target, what is in front of it and beyond it 4) Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until ready to shoot

The Dove Hunter - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The Dove Hunter You don’t have to grow up in a family of hunters to enjoy hunting. Meet an Austin man who took up hunting and fishing as an adult, and is determined to pass along these traditions to his sons. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife television show on your local Texas PBS station. Find out where to watch at

Presentation: A Comparison of Lead and Steel Shot Loads for Harvesting Mourning Doves

Dr. Brian Pierce, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M University, provides an overview of the study, including background, methodology, results, and management implications. Read the full study at

How to Clean, Store and Cook Dove

A demonstration on how to breast your dove, freeze them to preserve flavor and then grill them wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese and jalapeño. For more wild game recipes, see To find out more about Texas hunting, including regulations and public hunting areas, visit

Home Firearm Safety Tips

Learn how to properly and safely store your hunting firearms in the home. A gun safe is a good idea, especially if you have kids in the house.

Wild Game Cooking: Dove Breasts - Texas Parks and Wildife [Official]

Join chef Jeff Martinez of Austin's El Chile Cafe y Cantina as he cooks some dove breasts with a buffalo hot sauce to go on top of a celery, carrot and blue cheese salad. For more information on wild game recipes check out

Animal Calling: Talking to the Animals - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Talking to the Animals Gerald Stewart can talk to animals. No, he doesn't have "Dr. Doolittle" magical powers. Rather, Gerald is a professional animal caller. Using mouth calls and audio cassettes, he can attract birds, owls, mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, deer and many more animals.