Win a Lifetime of Free Hunting and Fishing!

Outdoor Annual app

Enter the Lifetime License Drawing by December 27 to win a Lifetime Super Combo License. This special license, a $1,800 value, gives you the right to hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license! Each entry is $5, available online or at your local license retailer.

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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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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

December 2015 Magazine cover

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Rivers of Song

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Get Festive in Texas State Parks

Barrington Christmas 2014

Listen to live music, sip hot drinks or create holiday crafts. Check out the lights, live the history, or even hike with Santa! Now is your chance to step outside with friends and family in state parks across Texas.

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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.

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Weekly Saltwater Fishing Reports »

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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 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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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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