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Photos shot for the December issue





See something special in a wild place

Join photographers Earl Nottingham and Chase Fountain as they unveil new perspectives of our amazing state. Discover the canines that populate Galveston Island. Find the best place to land the big one even in the winter.

At Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine we're always finding new ways to keep you informed. We've started a blog with tips to help inspire and inform you on your quest to have fun outdoors!

And from all of us to all of you ... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We can't wait to share 2020 with you.

The View from Above

As our photographers have traveled the state they've taken to the skies to capture revealing aerial images of the landscape.

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Roughing It

Wildlife management areas offer few amenities but plenty of adventure.

When Larry Hodge set out to write the Official Guide to Texas Wildlife Management Areas, he borrowed an RV, brought along his aging cat and hit the road for six weeks.

The resulting tour gave Hodge, who visited almost all of the 50-plus wildlife management areas (WMAs), glimpses of some of the state's wildest corners and best-preserved habitat, including coastal marsh, desert mountains and pine forests.

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Mystery Canines of Galveston Island

Red wolf/coyote hybrids cause a stir in the wildlife world.

Driving through the dark at 5:30 a.m., I see a canine shape dash in front of my headlights. I'm winding my way through a neighborhood in Jamaica Beach (adjacent to Galveston Island State Park) looking for the house where Michigan Tech mammalogists Kristin Brzeski and graduate student Tanner Barnes will join me to spend the morning on the lookout for a group of canines that, as of late, may be among the country's most famous.

Wedged between the Gulf of Mexico to my right and the expansive West Bay to the left, this little sliver of land is one of multiple spots on the island where the mystery canines have been spotted. For years, most who saw these animals dismissed them as coyotes. One local resident, however, suspected they may be something more.

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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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