Wildlife Apps & Landowner Permits

TPWD offers a number of services and permits to help landowners achieve their land management goals. Below are the most popular opportunities, along with information on several popular hunting applications and the CWD test lookup service for Texas hunters. TPWD utilizes a number of secure online applications to assist with the administration of many of these programs, including several sites that make up the Texas Wildlife Information Management Services (TWIMS) family. If you are looking for a TWIMS application, please select the appropriate login link associated with the permit or program of interest.

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Landowner Apps & Permits

Managed Lands Deer Program


A habitat focused program providing landowners participation opportunities via either a "self-serve" automated deer tag issuance option, or an option to work with a TPWD biologist to receive customized habitat and deer harvest recommendations. Participants in MLDP have the state's most flexible seasons and bag limits. Register for MLDP participation via the TWIMS Land Management Assistance (LMA) online system.

Private Lands Technical Guidance
(Land Management Assistance)


TPWD biologists are available to provide technical guidance related to wildlife habitat management at no cost to the landowner. Technical guidance is available statewide for any property type from rural to urban.

Deer Breeder Permits and Release Site Info


The deer breeder permit authorizes individuals to hold white-tailed and mule deer in captivity for the purpose of propagation. Deer breeder permits and all applicable reporting requirements, including release site registration, are managed through the TWIMS Deer Breeder online system.

Aerial Wildlife Management


Commonly referred to as AWM, this permit is required to count, photograph, capture, or take wildlife or exotic animals by use of aircraft, including unmanned aircraft systems (drones). AWM permits and reporting requirements are managed through the TWIMS AWM online system.

Deer Management Permit


Commonly referred to as DMP, this permit authorizes owners of high-fenced properties to temporarily detain white-tailed deer in breeding pens located on the property for the purpose of natural breeding.

Trap, Transport, & Transplant Permit


Commonly referred to as TTT, this permit authorizes certain game animals to be trapped from properties with excess population numbers and relocated to properties with sufficient habitat to support the additional animals.

Trap, Transport, & Process Permit


Commonly referred to as TTP, this permit provides a mechanism to help reduce deer population densities in areas where white-tailed deer are overpopulated. This permit is available to municipalities, political subdivisions, and certain qualified individuals.

Depredation


The depredation permit may be issued to individuals who have evidence clearly showing certain protected wildlife is causing serious damage to commercial agricultural, horticultural, or aquacultural interests, or presents a threat to public safety (e.g., airport runways).

Hunting Apps

My Texas Hunt Harvest


Report & log your harvested resident game in real-time.

Report your eastern turkey harvest.

Available free on Android, iOS devices & on the web.

CWD Results


Find CWD test results from deer checked at an official TPWD CWD check station.

Find result using the CWD number located on check station receipt.

Hunt Texas Online Connection


Connects landowners with hunters for hunting opportunities on private land.

Browse leases and communicate privately using the in-app messaging feature.

Outdoor Annual Texas Hunting & Fishing Regulations


Afield or afloat, easily access Texas hunting & fishing regulations on your iPhone, iPad or Android, even without internet service.