The weather is finally warming up and it's time to get outdoors! There are a million ways to enjoy the nice weather with family and friends, but if you've never tried geocaching, you're missing out.
You can participate in a modern day treasure hunt in many state parks and TPWD offers a workshop on Geocaching 101.
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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.
As the weather warms up, it's time to remind boaters the importance of cleaning and draining boats to avoid the spread of zebra mussels, an invasive species that's making its way into more and more Texas lakes.
In the state's ongoing effort to combat the spread of zebra mussels, new rules have gone into effect requiring that all boats operating on public water in 17 Northeast Texas counties be drained after use.
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April is National Volunteer Month and we're fortunate enough to call hundreds of volunteers across the state honorary members of the TPWD family. As agency Executive Director Carter Smith notes, “Their talents are many. Their time is a godsend.
And, if they were an army, they would be a formidable one.” More »
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The Neighborhood Fishin' Program is adding a new lake in a new city, the Woldert Park Pond in North Tyler. This makes a total of 16 frequently stocked sites in 10 urban areas, with channel catfish stocking beginning the third week in April. More »
Where to Go Neighborhood Fishin' »
Dr. Bryan Townsend of Austin was fly-fishing with guide Shea McClanahan on Saturday, February 1, when he landed the largest specimen of the state fish of Texas.
The A 3.71-pound, 17-inch Guadalupe bass caught from the Colorado River below Austin appears to qualify as a new state and world record in several categories. More »
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