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Hunting

Big Time Texas Hunts - Win the Hunt of a Lifetime

Big Time Texas Hunts

HUNTERS: Enter to win 9 guided hunt packages on some of the best lands in Texas. This is your shot to hunt bighorn sheep, whitetails, waterfowl, gators, wild hogs and more. The new Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt gives one winner an all-inclusive trip to the recently acquired Yoakum Dunes Wildlife Management Area to hunt for a mature buck. Entries are just $9 online and proceeds support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and public hunting in Texas. Enter by October 15.

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Regulations

New Hunting and Fishing Regulations Available

Outdoor Annual app

Before heading out on your next hunting or fishing trip, get the 2015-2016 Outdoor Annual with the latest hunting and fishing regulations. Pick it up when you buy your license, view it online or download the free mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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Hunting

Apply Now for 2015-2016 Drawn Hunts

Public Drawn Hunts

Submit your applications online for drawn hunts in more than 35 hunt categories on 95 areas throughout the state, including special Guided and Youth-Only hunts. This year there are more of these low-cost opportunities than ever before. Hunts for whitetail, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, exotics, turkey, alligator and more.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine This Month

Aug/Sept 2015 Magazine cover

In this Issue:
Four Tallest Texas Peaks In One Day

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Swimming in Texas State Parks

Swimming in Texas State Parks

Want to cool off in the water this summer? Go swimming in state parks! Visit pools, creeks, rivers, lakes and even the ocean.

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Coastal Recreation

Discover the Natural Wonders of the Texas Coast!

Coastal Recreation

The Texas Coast has it all - 14 padding trails to explore, hundreds of saltwater fish waiting to be caught, more than 450 kinds of birds to spot and 12 scenic state parks to enjoy - all along the coast.

Coastal Paddling Trails »

Weekly Saltwater Fishing Reports »

Coastal Birding Trails »

Magazine

Digital Issue: 2015 Hunting Forecast

Digital Issue: 2015 Hunting Forecast

This year's rains have brought bright prospects for fall hunting. TPWD experts tell us just how good it might be for deer, dove and more in this digital-only magazine extra.

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Volunteer

Volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas state parks, wildlife, lands and waters all depend on volunteers. Whatever your interests or skill level, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. So bring your friends (or meet some new ones) and come help protect the outdoors you love.

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Boating

Boater Advisory

Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels are attacking your Texas lakes. They damage boats, harm fishing habitats and ruin shorelines with their sharp shells. Are they hiding on your boat?

Don't be a carrier - always clean, drain and dry!

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