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While walking the trails at McKinney Falls State Park and seeing the development being constructed right up to the very edge of the park boundary and the CCC wall there was a sobering reminder of how invaluable our public lands are, and it isn’t something that anyone can take for granted. We can’t thank you all enough for supporting your state parks. Thank you!!

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There is absolutely NOTHING more special than giving young people an opportunity to hunt. The @texasyouthhuntingprogram is a wonderful partnership between @texasparkswildlife and @texaswildlifeassociation that works with landowners to provide private land access to the youth of Texas. Young hunters are a precious commodity. A future without them would mean great hardship for the wild things and wild spaces in our state.
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#impacttexas #texaswildlife #tpwd #youthhunting #tyhp #deerseason #doedown

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Did you know that Striped and White Bass are in a different family than Black Bass (Guadalupe, Largemouth, Spotted)? Striped Bass are in the Moronidae Family and are more closely related Yellow Bass. Black Bass are in the Centrarchidae Family and are more closely related to sunfish. These beautiful Stripers are broodfish housed at Possum Kingdom State Fish Hatchery. Such a cool fish!
#texasrivers #tpwd #betteroutside #fishfacts #stripedbass #stripedbassfishing #stripers

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The Proserpine Shiner is endemic to spring-fed tributaries of the Rio Grande in Texas and Mexico. It’s listed as threatened in Texas largely due to habitat loss from reduced spring-flows. TPWD is currently monitoring Proserpine populations and habitat in the Devils River and Dolan Creek. #tpwd #texasrivers #texasfish #westtexas #riogrande #devilsriver

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@mattpantoja12 and I pulled out our first bass of 2018 yesterday. I have a feeling it is going to be a great year for fishing!

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Fat Fish Friday!! Flashback to Monday evening at Marine Creek reservoir and my new personal best LMB! After catching my third DD out of Marine Creek I caught the attention of TPWD Biologist Tom Hungerford, who met up with me and gave me some alcohol kits to help TPWD trace the DNA lineage of the ShareLunker bass they’ve stocked in Marine Creek. Apparently when it comes to catching DD bass on Marine Creek I’m as good or better than the shock boat 🤣🎣😁 🙌🏻 @guillermo_gonzalez_outdoors :📸 cred.....
#sharelunker #bass #fishing #TPWD #tarrantcounty #DD #bassfishing #bassproshop #NRSFishing #chinooklife #PB #xcitebaits #lonestarkayakguide #BetterThanAshockboat @bpsgrapevine @bassproshops

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The view looking toward #enchantedrock this morning. It is STILL rainy here. As such, all elevated trails are still closed. The Loop Trail is open, just come prepared with a rain jacket and a thermos of hot tea! #rainydayhike #tpwd #txstateparks #betteroutside #texashillcountry

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#tbt to catching this bobcat on the fly. ..... Early morning jaunt resulted in a brief capture of this bobcat. I was headed back home when I saw the cat sitting out of the corner of my eye. When I turned to photograph it, the cat had moved and was almost fully into the brush. The cat looked back several times and made eye contact with me as it quickly and smoothly, stepped into the thick brush. I managed to get two shots off. Wasn't sure if I had gotten anything at all so of course, I waited about an hour. Sure enough, the bobcat reappeared. I managed to get more shots after the first encounter however, the photos aren't as good. On the second encounter, I was perched further away and cat is fully in the shade. Later I'll post a video I took of the cat walking away. The video was handheld and on my 300mm (shaky alert). I had to come away with some photos or no one would believe me.

#igtexas #featured_wildlife #bobcat #bigcats #betteroutside @palodurocanyonsp #tpwd #animal_sultans #animals_in_world
#animal_captures #nature_sultans #wildlifeaddicts #animalfanatics #protectthewild #wearethewild #natureloversgallery #eye_spy_nature #bns_animals #animalcrossing #ir_animals #wildlife_ig #wildlife_in_bl #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeonearth #natgeowildlife #canonbringit #bigcats #bigcatsforever #wildlife_seekers #wildplanet #naturetexas

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Well, there’s really not a lot to say about this one... tight lines guys 🐟🎣😎

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Typical Thursday headed to Rockport Tx to fix some boats #tpwd #texasgamewardens #thursdaymotivation

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Good Morning from the Gulf of Mexico!
Photo taken at (and by) @galvestonislandstatepark.

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This view will never get old...

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Almost time to start throwing the big stuff! Adjusting my focus from tiny BWO’s to big nasty streamers is going to be a relief. I love tying it all but I hate having to wear reader glasses to make sure materials lay right 🧐😂

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Where the desert and mountains meet. I never thought I’d be one to fall in love with the desert landscape, but Big Bend proved me wrong 🌵⛰️
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#adrianlynnphotography #landscape #landscapephotography #bigbendnationalpark #visitbigbend #nps #tpwd #hike #bikepacking #desert #mountains #layers #blisteredspit #optoutside #getoutside #letskeepitwild #canon

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This Argiope auranita (a type of orbweaver) was found right next to a hiking trail at @inkslakesp 🕷️ These spiders are found throughout the US and are active during the day. Here you can see this spider hanging upside down, waiting for prey to get caught in her web. She is an important component of natural pest control, consuming flies and mosquitoes. She can even eat prey up to twice her size, including mud dauber wasps!

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Did you know we have 37 species of crayfish/crawdads/mud bugs in Texas? They are a beautiful and often overlooked group of species. TPWD and the @texasbiodiversitycenter at University of Texas-Austin are working to photo document crayfish species we collect across the state. #tpwd #universityoftexas #biodiversitycollections #texasrivers #texascrayfish #lifesbetteroutdoors

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Purple passionflower (also known as Purple passion vine or Maypop), climbs by twining (good for arbors, fences, etc), larval host for Larval Host: Gulf Fritillary, Zebra Longwing, Crimson-patch longwing, Red-banded hairstreak, Julia butterfly and Mexican butterfly,080416ma bit.ly/X48skz #txplants #tpwd #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #bokehlicious #bokeh_love_tr #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #visittexas #visitexas #harriscountymastergardeners #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter

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Now is the time to start inspecting any vine that is wrapping itself around your trees and shrubs. Some vines, such as Japanese honeysuckle, can damage or strangle plants. Shown here is damage done to a small Yaupon by Japanese honeysuckle. 091616jhjp, Yaupon info http://bit.ly/2ctkOLr
#houstonoutdoors #houstongarden #harriscountymastergardeners
#texasmastergardener #gardenoakshouston #txplants #tpwd #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter

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