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Fishing Forecast 2015

How's the fishing? Our experts give the outlook for freshwater and saltwater angling in this exclusive, digital-only magazine extra.

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This Month's Features

Secrets of the Bayou

Like a mysterious movie set, the moss-fringed curtains of Caddo open on fascinating history and abundant wildlife.

By Preston Kirk

If the film industry had existed 150 years ago, Central Casting would have found an abundance of raw talent in the watery Northeast Texas enclave that encompasses historic Jefferson, meandering Cypress Bayou and mysterious Caddo Lake

Over the decades, movie directors could have filled such diverse roles as Indians, settlers, riverboat captains, blacksmiths, pearl divers, oilmen and roustabouts, gamblers, fancy girls, merchants, slaves, soldiers, carpetbaggers, songwriters, butchers and plantation owners with no lack of drama, romance, chicanery and fortune-hunting to tell their stories.

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Birth of a Park

First, you acquire some iconic Texas land. Then what?

By Rob McCorkle

On a crisp November day, when the last vestiges of fall foliage cling tenuously to deciduous trees in the Cross Timbers region of North Texas, John Ferguson rattles uphill on a bumpy ranch road. His destination is a 1,200-foot mountaintop where one day campers will marvel at the stars and pedal along backcountry trails. Below him in the distance, the waters of Tucker Lake shimmer at the heart of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park.

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Bass Fishing's Dark Side

When the sun goes down, the fish come up.

By Larry D. Hodge

If you're not catching as many big bass as you'd like, perhaps the problem is not where you're fishing, how you're fishing or what bait you're using. It could be when you're fishing.

Welcome to Night Bassin' 101.

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Texas Hunting 2014

Hunters are gearing up for the season, and our TPWD experts outline the prospects for deer, dove and more in this Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine digital extra: Texas Hunting 2014.

Deer | Dove | Waterfowl | Quail | Turkey | Squirrel
Firearm safety | Game meats | Chef recipes

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Keep Texas Wild

It's not just for kids. If you like nature-related topics in an easy-to-read format, you can find three years of our popular Keep Texas Wild issues and the teacher resources to go along with them.