[cc] Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just south of Amarillo, is the "Grand Canyon of Texas." Enjoy 20,000 acres of beautiful wide-open country perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature viewing. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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Clear green water cascading over limestone falls is what makes this park, 35 miles west of Austin, so unique. Pedernales Falls State Park features scenic hill country terrain perfect for swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping. The park's covered bird and wildlife viewing station is another popular feature. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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[cc] So you want to be a game warden? Before you can earn that honor, you've got to spend 6 grueling months training and learning. Follow a class of cadets as they find out if they have what it takes at the Game Warden Academy. For more information on Texas game wardens, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/warden/
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If you're a Texas Game Warden patrolling the water, drowning is a very real danger, especially when you're wearing 20 pounds of gear. That's why some Texas Game Wardens took this swimming lesson on steroids. Here's an underwater view of their water survival training. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/warden/
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Spice up your next camping trip with dutch oven cooking. This video, the first of a series of 3, introduces you to dutch oven cooking and how to care for your oven. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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A dutch oven makes campfire cooking easy! This video, the second of a series of 3, demonstrates some basic 1-pot meals: chicken stew, beef stew and a pot of beans. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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About 2 hrs. north of Austin, Colorado Bend State Park is known for the spectacular Gorman Falls and the white bass run each spring. It's also a great place for hiking, biking, swimming, paddling and camping. More info. at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/colorado_bend/
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North of Del Rio and miles from anywhere, Devils River State Natural Area sits along some of the cleanest water in Texas. The site offers hiking and mountain biking, primitive camping, canyon tours and a put-in point for paddlers (reservations required). NOTE: Camping and facility stays are by reservation only. Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. See http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/devils_river/
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Davis Mountains State Park provides panoramic views of west Texas. At a mile above sea level, the park enjoys moderate temperatures with little humidity. The park's recently remodeled Indian Lodge is a pueblo style hotel built in 1937 that still retains its old world charm. Visitors to the park enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and camping under the big Texas sky. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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Tour some prime wade fishing spots along the Texas coast where the redfish, seatrout and coastal beauty are as good as it gets. See what's biting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml
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Located in the Texas hill country, Lost Maples State Natural Area is famous for its brilliant fall foliage. Rare species of birds can be seen year-round. The rugged limestone canyons and clear streams offer a scenic area for hiking, swimming, picnicking, camping and enjoying nature. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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This is a look at recent efforts to save the Attwater's prairie-chicken, one of the most endangered birds in North America. We spend some time with biologists from The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge as they work to save a bird that is on the brink of extinction.
Views: 11844 Texas Parks and Wildlife
The crystal clear springs of Balmorhea State Park are an oasis in the west Texas desert. Located in the foothills of the Davis Mountains, Balmorhea offers visitors the unique opportunity to swim and snorkle in a natural spring-fed pool. The 1930s-era Spanish-style motel and bathhouse lend the park an old fashioned charm. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
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The Pitchfork Ranch in west Texas is a throwback to the ranches of yesteryear, where real cowboys still tend to their cattle by horseback. See what's on our program this week: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/. For a list of stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml.
Views: 114953 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is located southeast of Amarillo, where the high plains end in the dramatic red bluffs and canyons of the Caprock escarpment. The park is home to the official Texas bison herd, direct descendants of the last free range southern plains bison. The 64-mile converted railway offers an excellent trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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About an hour west of Dallas/Fort Worth, Possum Kingdom State Park sits along the rocky shores of a crystal blue 20,000 acre lake. A fishing pier and on-site marina and store make it convenient for boaters and anglers. Swimmers enjoy the cool, clear waters. The park offers plenty of hiking and camping opportunities, too. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
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Goose Island State Park sits on the shores of Aransas Bay north of Rockport, Texas. Known for its excellent fishing, the park also features a 1000-year-old oak tree and endangered whooping cranes from nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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Mountain Biking at Big Bend Ranch State Park is not for the faint of heart. The country is rugged and the trails can be challenging, but the opportunities are as boundless as the vistas.
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32 miles northeast of El Paso, Hueco Tanks is named for the large natural rock basins or "huecos" (WAY-KOES) that have furnished a supply of trapped rain water to dwellers and travelers in this arid region of west Texas for millennia. Rock paintings at the site date back thousands of years. To protect these historical resources, reservations are required to visit the park. Better yet, make a reservation for one of the park's many guided bouldering, hiking and pictograph tours. Call 1-800-792-1112 or visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
Views: 37395 Texas Parks and Wildlife
You'll feel you're back in prehistoric times among the cypress bayous of Caddo Lake State Park. Located near the Louisiana border on Texas' only natural lake, the park is rich in history and scenic beauty. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
Views: 104596 Texas Parks and Wildlife
[cc] Meet the wild Texas turkey as it gobbles, struts and tantalizes turkey fans. Learn where turkeys live in Texas and how to "talk" turkey. For turkey viewing spots, trivia and more, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/exptexas/turkey/ Also check out the National Wild Turkey Federation at http://www.nwtf.org/
Views: 47931 Texas Parks and Wildlife
You won't believe what you can cook in a dutch oven! Jazz up your campfire meals with quiche lorraine, cornish game hen and peach cobbler. This video, the third of a series of 3, demonstrates how. For more information about Texas state parks, including free dutch oven cooking classes, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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Located near the geographic center of Texas, Lake Brownwood State Park is a showcase of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) handiwork. The 7300 acre lake is a great spot for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and camping. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
Views: 41804 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. Two model dinosaurs help visitors envision what the site was like back when dinosaurs roamed the land. About an hour southwest of Fort Worth in Glen Rose, the park offers a limestone creek for swimming and fishing, as well as hiking and biking trails through the rocky hills. For more information, visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley
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From loaner tackle to free fishing spots, this video will show you how easy it is to get started fishing - no experience required! Learn how to fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Take Me Fishing 101" series for beginning anglers. For more information, including free fishing events in your area, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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This isn't your same old fish fry. Regional cooking expert Jesse Griffiths, author of "Afield: A Chef's Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish,"demonstrates 3 different ways to fry redfish for a fresh twist on this crowd favorite. For recipes, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/exptexas/programs/wildgame/. To find places to fish, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/
Views: 26932 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Brazos Bend State Park Known as a nature-lovers paradise, the diverse ecosystems of Brazos Bend State Park attracts equally diverse people from the nearby metropolis of Houston. Learn about some of the things visitors enjoy doing at this popular state park. Find out more about Brazos Bend right here https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/brazos-bend
Views: 14021 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Built by the CCC in the 1930s, Garner has long been one of the most popular parks in Texas, and with good reason. From the spring-fed Frio River to the vast hiking trails to the summer dances, the park has a lot to offer. That's why generations of Texans have been making this Hill Country gem the place to be year round. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/garner/
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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/
Views: 14911 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Once widespread across the Eastern and Central U.S., bluebirds have been declining due to scarcity of natural nest cavities and competition from non-native birds like the English sparrow. This video shows you step-by-step how to install a bluebird nest box in your yard to help future generations of bluebirds. To learn more about Texas wildlife, visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/
Views: 48211 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Don't be overwhelmed by fishing lures. Here are some tried-and-true bait ideas that will work with all kinds of fish. Learn how to fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Take Me Fishing 101" series for beginning anglers. For more information, including free fishing events in your area, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, north of Beaumont, sits on the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve. Experience the magic of the east Texas piney woods by paddling through the cypress swamp or hiking under the tall trees. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
Views: 58311 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Meet some Texas freshwater fish and get tips for catching them. Learn how to fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Take Me Fishing 101" series for beginning anglers. For more information, including free fishing events in your area, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
Views: 79645 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Pier fishing along the Texas coast is easy and convenient. Whether you're fishing for shark, red fish, spotted sea trout, or flounder, there's a pier close by with plenty of room for everyone. Check out what's biting at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml
Views: 39332 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Catfish are the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas and are second only to bass in popularity among anglers. They are also quite popular on the dinner table, but for many the fun is in getting them there.
Views: 27270 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Meet a couple from East Texas who have combined their interest in birds and love of travel, along with a mastery of photography, to capture the fleeting flight of the hummingbird. Discover more about Texas wildlife at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
Views: 73980 Texas Parks and Wildlife
About an hour northwest of Austin, the undulating walls of Longhorn Cavern State Park offer an almost other-worldly experience. The cavern has been used as a prehistoric shelter, a hiding place for stolen loot, and a Confederate stronghold. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org and www.LonghornCaverns.com.
Views: 64334 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Cooper Lake, about 1.5 hours northeast of Dallas, is a 19,300 acre lake surrounded by thousands of acres devoted to parks and wildlife management. A haven for fish and wildlife, Cooper Lake State Park offers abundant opportunities for land and water recreation. Enjoy fishing, horseback riding, nature tours or relaxing in one of the park's lakeside cabins. For more information, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
Views: 45610 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Learn the difference between the two types of venomous snakes in Texas: the vipers (rattlensnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths and water moccasins) and the potent coral snake. To learn more about snakes, visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/junior_naturalists/snakefaq.phtml
Views: 112058 Texas Parks and Wildlife
On April 21, 1836, Texas won its independence when an outnumbered Texas Army defeated Mexican forces on the plains of San Jacinto. The monument built in remembrance of the battle stands on the flat Texas wetlands along the Houston ship channel. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the history of Texas, a soaring monument to commemorate a small battle with huge consequences. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/san_jacinto_battleground/
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Galveston Island State Park, near Houston, spans from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico to Galveston Bay. The natural coastal setting is a great spot for swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org for more information.
Views: 69932 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Outdoor Info: Get Started Camping Headed out for a camping trip in a Texas State Park? Lindsey Davis is here with some tips to help you get set up quickly and comfortably. Watch Texas Parks & Wildlife television on the Texas PBS stations. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
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While it's easy to think it will never happen to us, these are real stories from survivors of accidents on the water. For information on boating safety, boaters education and how to choose the right life jacket, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/safety/
Views: 75999 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Did Old Rip really survive 31 years in a time capsule? His legend inspired a media frenzy and even a Warner Bros. cartoon. You can still see Old Rip at the courthouse in Eastland, TX near Abilene. For more on horned lizards, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhw7JSHPMg4
Views: 13598 Texas Parks and Wildlife
See step-by-step how to filet and store your fish. Learn how to fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife's "Take Me Fishing 101" series for beginning anglers. For more information, including free fishing events in your area, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
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This story traces the Guadalupe River from its headwaters all the way down to the Gulf, highlighting some of the things you see and can do along the way. For more on Texas rivers, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/
Views: 13844 Texas Parks and Wildlife
Copper Breaks State Park is located in the Texas panhandle, north of Abilene. The park gets its name from the copper deposits threaded throughout the rugged canyon land. The Visitors Center features exhibits on the Comanche and Kiowa tribes that once roamed the area, including Quanah Parker. The park is also home to the official Texas longhorn herd. See www.LifesBetterOutside.org for more information
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As the leader of Special Operations, Chris Davis keeps Texas Game Wardens on the cutting edge of law enforcement. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/warden/
Views: 88113 Texas Parks and Wildlife