Texans voted to approve Proposition 5 in the Nov. 5, 2019, election. Now 100 percent of the sporting goods sales tax will go to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission. This funding will help secure the future of local parks, state parks and historic sites for generations to come.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the people of Texas for voting to approve Prop 5.
See what's in store for Texas State Parks.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is building its next generation of elite state law enforcement officers with the 64th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class. Applications are being accepted until midnight on November 15th.
Enjoy expanded dates. Balance buck-doe ratios. Help keep habitats healthy.
Hunting and Fishing
The Lifetime License Drawing is your chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo License ($1,800 value) that lets you hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. There is one final chance to win this year: enter by November 30.
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Counting Parrots, Interpreting Parks, Woodpecker Search
Avian enthusiasts in south Texas are turning their attention to a bird which researchers know little about: the Red-Crowned Parrot. Regional Interpretive Specialists teach park staff about a state park's natural and cultural resources. In 2005, news of an extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker appearing in Arkansas electrified the birding community and led to years of searching for this lost species.