Hunting & Fishing

Licenses Now on Sale


Three Chances to Win a Lifetime License!

Lifetime License

Enter the Lifetime License Drawing today to win a Lifetime Super Combo License. This special license, a $1,800 value, gives you the privilege to hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. Each entry is $5, available online or at your local license retailer. The three deadlines to enter are September 30, October 31 and November 30. The lucky winners will be drawn the next business day.

Big Time Texas Hunts - Win the Hunt of a Lifetime!

Big Time Texas Hunts - Mule deer

Now's your chance to enter to win one of 9 premium guided hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and wildlife management areas in Texas. Big Time Texas Hunts offers hunts for bighorn sheep, mule deer, whitetails, waterfowl, birds, exotics, gators and wild hogs. Entries are just $9 online and proceeds support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and public hunting. Enter by October 15.


Drawn Hunt Application Deadlines Approaching


Drawn Hunts are your chance at affordable hunting throughout the state. And this year there are more opportunities than ever before – new exclusive Private Lands Dove Hunts, hunts on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges, and many more E-Postcard Hunt categories. 12 hunt categories have application deadlines in August, so apply today!

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State Parks

Parks to Ride Bicycles

Bicycle riding in State Parks

Whether you’ve got the whole family biking a gentle paved path along the lake or you’re a thrill seeker on a marathon ride with adventurous friends in the wilderness, there’s a state park trail for you. This month, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine gives you 10 of the best parks to explore on two wheels.

10 Parks with Pedal Power

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Activities and Programs

Summer Fun

kids outside having summer fun

What will you do this summer? School is out, and it's time to get together outdoors. Your cookouts and cool waters are waiting!

Choose your own adventure


Know the Hunting and Fishing Regulations

2016-2017 Outdoor Annual

You can now get the 2016-2017 Outdoor Annual with this season’s hunting and fishing regulations. Pick it up when you buy your license, view it online or download the free app.

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Free Mobile Texas Fishing Guide

Mobile Texas Fishing Guide

Get to know your favorite freshwater fish species. Experts have provided a special look into Texas' most popular fish including species descriptions (with quality color illustrations), where to fish and how to catch them in this exclusive feature in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine app! For a unique interactive experience, download the free app. Apple iOS or Android

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State Parks

Download the Official App for Texas State Parks!

State Parks App

Now find your perfect state park escape using the Texas State Parks Official Guide for Apple and Android devices. The free app locates campgrounds, cabins, trails and places to hike, bike, swim, fish or kayak. And it’ll give you all the details on 95 state parks in Texas. Learn more about the app

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TPWD Debuts Catfish Management Plan

A Vision for Catfish in Texas

TPWD has completed work on a plan designed to expand angling opportunities for Texas' growing urban population and introduce the next generation of anglers to the pleasures of fishing. Get your copy of TPWD's Catfish Management Plan and see how catfish figure into our vision for the future of freshwater fishing in Texas.

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