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Photos shot for the August | September issue

Our new editor, Russell Roe, has explored some of the places featured in this month's issue and we hope you get a chance to do so too.

All our state parks are working to bridge the divide between Texas' melting-pot demographics and those who have traditionally made use of our outdoor opportunities. The magazine is committed to doing the same. We want all Texans to see themselves within our pages and strive to provide a true community of voices.

Thank you for reading.

Dove Done Right

Your preseason guide to usher in a memorable season.

It's a date that many Texas hunters dream about 364 days a year: the opening day of dove season. It's often referred to as "New Year's Day for the Hunter" or simply "Game Day."

Either way, Sept. 1 is a time of excitement for the approximately 300,000 Texas hunters (nearly one-third of the national total) who enjoy pursuing the most challenging of birds to shoot on the wing. Texas hunters are more than eager to head afield, following a long period of downtime after the end of turkey season in May.

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Hope for Honey Creek

The final pieces are falling into place to save Honey Creek, a Hill Country treasure.

About 30 miles from San Antonio, Texas Parks and Wildlife staff, conservation groups and landowners are working their way through an intricate puzzle trying to protect a crucial 8,000-acre watershed, a robustly used state park and a critical natural area during a dizzying time of Hill Country growth.

"Saving" Honey Creek is a puzzle they've been working for decades.

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Parks For All

There's a welcoming smile for everyone at Brazos Bend and at other Texas State Parks.

When visitors arrive at Brazos Bend State Park outside Houston, a sign at the entrance station welcomes them in six languages.

The greetings — in the typical yellow-lettering-on-brown-background style found in Texas State Parks — come in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin Chinese, the most widely spoken languages in the Houston area.

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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.

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