- National Invasive Species Awareness Week May 15-22 Brings Attention to Harmful, Non-Native Plants and Wildlife
- Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered at Deer Breeding Facilities in Matagorda and Mason Counties
- Game Warden Field Notes
Take it from Wild to Table!
Interested in bringing home the absolute freshest, locally-sourced meat – and having fun doing it? Sign up by May 31 for our new “Wild to Table” email series and we'll help you get started hunting for your own wild game. You'll also be entered to win a guided hunting trip for 2 and $350 in other prizes.
Alternatives to doing business in person with TPWD.
Some Law Enforcement and Austin HQ offices are closed to customers for licenses and boat registration. Please consider the following online and mail-in options.
- Online Boat Registration
- Renew registration, obtain replacement documents and more online.
See available online boat registration options
- Mail-in Boat Requests
- Mail ownership transfer transaction requests to your nearest TPWD Law Enforcement Office:
- Contact TPWD Boat Section
- (800) 262-8755
- Fishing & Hunting Licenses
- Online purchase of licenses, stamps, tags & packages.
Buy fishing & hunting licenses
- Outdoor Annual
- Summary of Hunting, Fishing and Boating Regulations
View the Outdoor Annual or Download the app
- Boater Education
- Online courses are available for required boater education.
See available boater education courses
Law Enforcement Contacts
Fishing the Texas Coast
Wade fishing on the Texas coast not only puts you right where the action is, but the experts say you can catch more and bigger fish. Sea Center Texas is the largest redfish hatchery in the world. Now biologists hope to replicate that success with spotted seatrout. Heralded for their awe-inspiring jumps and tenacious power, tarpon are the stuff from which fish tales are spun.
Bird City, Texas
Where birds thrive, people prosper. That's why large cities and small towns are prioritizing bird conservation in a variety of creative ways. Audubon Texas and TPWD have teamed up to honor the best of these efforts by proclaiming seven communities as certified Bird Cities.
Protect the Lakes You Love
Invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels can ruin fishing, boating and swimming for everyone. You can't always tell if a lake is infested with invasive species, and even a small piece left on your boat or gear can infest another lake. That's why it's so important to always clean drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear before traveling from lake to lake.