Introducing the Official App of Texas Hunting and Fishing

Just in time for the 2014-2015 hunting season, the Outdoor Annual has gone mobile! Afield or afloat, it's easy to access regulations on your iPhone, iPad or Android, even without internet service.

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Big Time Texas Hunts - Win the Hunt of a Lifetime

Big Time Texas Hunts

Now's your chance to enter to win one of 8 premium guided hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and wildlife management areas in Texas. Bighorn sheep, mule deer, whitetails, waterfowl, birds, exotics, gators or wild hogs! Just $9 per online entry and proceeds support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and public hunting. Enter by October 15 »


Digital Issue: Texas Hunting 2014

Texas Hunting 2014

Here's the lowdown from TPWD experts on the prospects for deer, dove, waterfowl, quail, turkey, squirrel.

  • Skill Builder: Proper firearm handling.
  • Skill Builder: How to handle game meats.
  • Recipes: Dishes from three chefs for venison, quail and dove.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine This Month

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Outdoor Activity of the Month

Geocaching in Texas State Parks

Geocaching in Texas State Park

Discover the fun and mystery of Geocaching in a Texas State Park. It's a wildly popular activity that combines digital gadgets (like your smartphone) and the outdoors - and it's fun for all ages.

Watch a geocaching video

Free geocaching workshops »

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Texas Fishing 2014

Texas Fishing 2014

How's the fishing? Our experts give the outlook for freshwater and saltwater angling in this Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine digital extra: Texas Fishing 2014.


Clean. Drain. Dry.

Zebra Mussels

As you hit the lakes this summer, remember to clean, drain and dry your boat every time you leave the water. Destructive zebra mussels and their microscopic larvae hitch rides on boats, spreading to new lakes across Texas and cause economic, environmental and recreational damage. Boaters are required to drain all water from their boat before leaving or approaching Texas public waters.

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