Hunting, Fishing & Boating

New Season, New Regulations

Play Now Outdoor Annual

The new hunting and fishing seasons bring new rules, regulations and season dates. Get the free Outdoor Annual mobile app now and be in-the-know when you're afield or afloat. Once downloaded, the app can be used to access the regulations information even when you don't have an internet connection. New this year: view your license within the app! Regulations can also be found online at


Enter to Win a Drawn Hunt

Dove Hunting

Whether you're after exotic animals or the traditional deer, we have options for every hunter! Each entry will cost anywhere from $0 to $10, and Youth Only category entries are always free. Application deadlines are the 1st and 15th of each month from August through October. Browse available hunts by location or category and apply for your favorites today.

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Big Time Texas Hunts Entries are on Sale Now!


Take a chance and enter to win any of 10 premium hunting packages on some of the best private ranches and TPWD Wildlife Management Areas across Texas! For only $9 online or $10 at your local license retailer, you could win the hunts of a lifetime. Plus, your entry fees will go towards conservation and habitat management, keeping hunting fun for everyone. Enter today!

Learn more about Big Time Texas Hunts

Watch TPW Television

Airing on PBS this Week

Play Now Hunting Dove, Hiking Dogs & Birding Hotspots PBS

Hunting Dove, Hiking Dogs & Birding Hotspots

Meet an Austin man who took up hunting and fishing as an adult and is determined to pass along these traditions to his sons. Take a dog hike at Franklin Mountains State Park and learn how to keep your canine companion comfortable on the trail. Birding hotspots are not always where you might expect them to be. See the sights, hear the sounds, and smell the smells of a “marginal” nature haven.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

August | September 2019 Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine cover

In this Issue:
The Original Head Bangers


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Activities and Programs

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

Sun's out, fun's out! Swim, paddle and explore at a Texas State Park.

  Top Summer Happenings

Hunting and Fishing

Win a Lifetime License!

Lifetime License Drawing

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 are 3 chances to win and $5 entries are on sale from August 15 – November 30. Enter early for your best chance to win.

Enter today


Neighborhood Fishin'

Dad and son fishing

Catch your catfish close to home at Neighborhood Fishin' lakes and ponds. Help your kid hook a keeper!

Find a lake near you


Stop Invasive Species this Boating Season

Play Now Clean, Drain, Dry Your Boat

Boaters, you have an important role to play in protecting the lakes we love from invasive species. Invaders like giant salvinia and zebra mussels can hitch a ride on your boats and trailers. What can you do to help? Always clean, drain, and dry your boat, trailer, and gear before traveling from lake to lake.

Do you store your boat in the water? If there are zebra mussels in that lake, they have very likely attached to your boat. Before moving it to another lake, decontaminate it. Call us at (512) 389-4848 for guidance.

Our Wild Texas

Four Foxes of Texas

Four Foxes

Foxes possess both dog and cat-like qualities, so their young can be called pups or kits. Texas has 4 fox species: Gray fox – the most common, it’s the only fox that climbs trees and naps in the branches. Red fox – its many feline traits include arching its back and puffing up when frightened, and its pups even hiss like kittens. Kit fox – our smallest fox at 3-6 lbs., it lives in West Texas deserts. Swift fox – similar to the kit fox, but only found in the Panhandle.

Read more about them in "The Other Foxes"

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