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Fun Turkey Facts - Texas Parks and Wildlife


There are about 600,000 wild Rio Grande turkeys found throughout the Western 2/3rds of Texas. They'll eat anything they can fit in their mouths from acorns to spiders.

Fun Deer Facts - Texas Parks and Wildlife


Texas has around 3.6 million white-tailed deer, which are among the most popular game animal in North America. Get information about hunting in Texas at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/

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.

2017 Bird Hunting Forecast - Texas Parks and Wildlife


It’s a season of plenty for upland bird hunters this year thanks to a lot of rain and a mild summer. Hunting in Texas is big business bringing more than three-billion dollars to the state’s economy. And Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists say this year should be one of the best for bird hunters.

Deer Hunting Forecast 2017 - Texas Parks and Wildlife


Deer hunting brings in more than 2 billion dollars to the state’s economy each year and as fall comes to Texas, more than one million hunters are gearing up for another season. But just how is this year’s season shaping up for sportsmen and women now that we’ve seen a little rain? Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report.

Bowhunting Season in Texas


The 2017 bowhunting season kicks off September 30. Check regulations at https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/regs/season-types/archery-only

Win a Big Time Texas Hunt


Enter your chance to win 9 premium hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and wildlife management areas in Texas. Proceeds from the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing support wildlife conservation, habitat management and public hunting. To enter, visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/txhunts.

Dove Forecast 2017


For those outdoorsmen and women who anticipate the opening of dove season September 1st, the wait is almost over and this year the season is 20 days longer. That gives hunters more time to take their shot at the more than 30-million mourning doves in Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report.

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:\\www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

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 tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/nuisance/feral_hogs/

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 http://tpwmagazine.com/app/

How to skin a deer


Demonstration of how to skin a deer. For more information on Hunter Education go to:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/outdoor-learning/hunter-education

How to field dress a deer


A demonstration of how to field dress a deer. For more information on Hunter Education go to:http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/outdoor-learning/hunter-education

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 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/planning/alligator/

Deer Hunting Forecast 2016


Deer hunting brings in more than 2 billion dollars to the state’s economy each year and as fall comes to Texas, more than one million hunters are gearing up for another season. But just how is this year’s season shaping up for sportsmen and women now that we’ve seen a little rain? Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report. For more information about Chronic Wasting Disease, including how to submit deer samples for testing, go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at www.tpwd.texas.gov/cwd Also, a new app is now available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app

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 https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/

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 https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/

Bird Hunting Forecast 2016


It’s a season of plenty for upland bird hunters this year thanks to a lot of rain and a mild summer. Hunting in Texas is big business bringing more than three-billion dollars to the state’s economy. And Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists say this year should be one of the best for bird hunters. A new app is now available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app Texas Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters they need game bird conservation stamps to hunt dove, waterfowl, turkey and quail and to check the local regulations where they will be hunting.

Dove Forecast 2016 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


For those outdoorsmen and women who anticipate the opening of dove season September 1st, the wait is almost over and this year the season is 20 days longer. That gives hunters more time to take their shot at the more than 30-million mourning doves in Texas. For more information on Hunting 101 courses go to https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hunter-education/101schedule Also an app is available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor Annual with them on their mobile devices. You can download at http://www.txoutdoorannual.com/app And, Texas Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters they need to complete a hunter education course if they were born after September 2, 1971 and carry proof of certification with them while they hunt. Game bird conservation stamps are also needed to hunt dove, waterfowl, turkey and quail and to check the local regulations where they will be hunting.

Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Here’s your chance to score that buck of a lifetime. The Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt offers one lucky hunter an exclusive three-to five-day trip for trophy mule deer in the Texas Panhandle. Food, lodging and guides are included, and entries are only $9 online. Big Time Texas Hunts also offers 8 more premium hunting trips for bighorn sheep, whitetails, exotics, hogs, waterfowl and more. Enter to win at http://tpwd.texas.gov/winbig

ADA Hunt at Inks Lake State Park


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 http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/

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 https://www.TexasBigGameAwards.org