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Texas Parks & Wildlife produces informational multi-media to serve the taxpayers and sporting enthusiasts who fund their work managing and conserving the natural and cultural resources of Texas. Their mission is to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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The Great Outdoors

Texas Parks and Wildlife celebrates its golden anniversary

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Fifty years ago, Governor John B. Connally launched a campaign to modernize state government. This led to the merger of the Game and Fish Commission with the State Parks Board ...


Austin birders lose it over the Fork-tailed Flycatcher

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

A rare bird sighting near Austin, Texas has birders flocking to McKinney Falls State Park just south of Austin. The Fork-tailed Flycatcher usually camps out in Central and South America ...

Endangered birds

Whoop for Whoopers: A great Texas comeback story

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Texas is one of the few places in the United States where you can see the endangered whooping crane. These 5-foot tall birds — North America’s tallest — fly all the ...

Christmas in Texas

Celebrate La Posada in the Parks

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

The first Christmas celebration in Mexico took place in 1538 when missionaries brought Roman Catholicism to the new continent. Since then, the story of La Posada, where Joseph and Mary ...

The great outdoors

Conservation with teeth! Alligator gar in the water

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

The are ugly, a pre-historic looking creature from the deep that has gotten a bad rap over the years. But as more anglers discover the merits of the alligator gar ...

Funding the great outdoors

Restoring Texas outdoors: Conservation for all Texans

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration Program. It's a program responsible for almost every important conservation achievement in Texas since 1937. Today, the ...

Creatures of the night

Natural mosquito control: Searching for the Big-Eared bat

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

In the swamps of East Texas, lives a colony of rare bats called Rafinesque's Big-Eared bats. Their numbers have dwindled with the overall disappearance of the old hardwood bottomland ...

Parks and recreation

Replanting Bastrop State Park: A million trees coming back with Arbor Day Foundation help

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

With the one-year anniversary of the most destructive wildfire in Texas history coming up, state agencies along with the Arbor Day Foundation launched the Lost Pines Forest Recovery Campaign with ...

Loving the outdoors

The Texas Outdoor Family program, founded by a Brit on a mission to get Texans outside

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

He may not sound like he’s from around here, but Chris Holmes couldn’t be more proud of Texas State Parks than any native born resident. As the Director ...


The toad lady: Saving lives after the Bastrop fires

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Following the catastrophic wildfires of September 2011, Roxanne Hernandez emerged as a leader for natural resource restoration in Bastrop County. The fire destroyed 96 percent of Bastrop State Park, including ...

Get outside

Paddling Texas: New trails get you on the water

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

There are more than 15 major river systems and 3,700 named streams that meander through nearly 200,000 miles of Texas landscape. But finding a place to put in ...

Tracking Turtles

After the oil spill: Tracking Texas' endangered sea turtles

By Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE (from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department) — The species dates back four-million-years and today it's telling us what it needs to survive after one of the worst ...

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