Archive for August 7th, 2014

Hunting|Tech: Using the Outdoor Annual App

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Outdoor Annual goes Mobile

Outdoor Annual goes Mobile


This is Passport to Texas

The Texas Outdoor Annual is a handy printed and online guide filled with valuable information for hunters and anglers. And it just got better because now it’s an app.

08— Smart phones and tablets have become more popular among the general population, and our hunters and anglers are also using those devices.

Tim Peterson–director of creative and interactive services at Texas Parks and Wildlife–says the new app takes the guesswork out of which regulations apply to your location.

28—If an angler’s sitting in a particular water body or lake, or near or water body or lake, they can use the GPS function in the APP, locate the lake that they’re at or near, and they can see bag limits and exceptions for that particular lake. In addition, same goes for hunting. Same goes for hunting. If a hunter is in a blind, they can pull out the APP, and using the GPS functionality of their device, they could see which county they were in, and they would see the bag limits and season dates for that particular county.

The app is free and available for download now for apple and android devices. The Outdoor Annual app will improve over time providing hunters and anglers up-to-the minute information for a successful experience

08—The first version will include fishing reports. So, you will be able to see what’s biting at a particular lake at a particular time.

Find information on where to download the app for free on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Website.

The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program supports our series, and is funded by your purchase of fishing and hunting equipment and motorboat fuel.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.