- Halloween at the Hatchery Returns to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Oct. 28
- Quail Surveys Yield Modest Prospects Ahead of Oct. 30 Season Opener
- McKinney Falls State Park Reopens Smith Visitors Center
Alternatives to doing business in person with TPWD.
- 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
Shrimping, Brazos Bend, Big-Eared Bats
Spend some time on a shrimp boat with a family that has been working Texas waters for decades. Visit Brazos Bend State Park for hiking, biking, and stargazing, and keep an eye out for the alligators. An abandoned house in the woods proves the perfect roost for a colony of Rafinesques's big-eared bats.
Friends on the Fly
It's not all gear and technique. Some days, it's just ‘Stephenchill’ time. After an endless deluge of spring rains across North Texas, Lake Granbury is bursting at the seams. The Brazos River Authority opens two of the 16 dam gates to alleviate the swelling.
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.