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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
Boat.Reg@tpwd.texas.gov
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

Stay connected to the outdoors from your home.

Hunting, Fishing & Boating

Outdoor Annual: Now All-Digital

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Visit outdoorannual.com or get the free app for everything you need to know before you go. Once downloaded, the app can show regulations even when you don&t have cell service. More unique app features include access to location-based info on hunting seasons and nearby waterbodies, as well as the ability to look up current and past license purchases.

Watch TPW Television

Airing on PBS this Week

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The Science of Wildlife

Some owls in El Paso have a fancy new home, complete with a surveillance system, which gives biologists a bird's-eye view of owl life. Pronghorn antelope populations in west Texas have wavered in recent years. Biologists are finding new information and solutions to help the Pronghorns. We follow along with some biologists that are worried about a tiny fish that is on the edge of extinction.

Where to Watch »

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine November 2020 cover

In this Issue:
The Whitetail Issue

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State Parks

Download the Official App for Texas State Parks!

State Parks App

Now find your perfect state park escape using the Texas State Parks Official Guide for Apple and Android devices. The free app locates campgrounds, cabins, trails and places to hike, bike, swim, fish or kayak. And it'll give you all the details on 95 state parks in Texas.

Learn more about the app

Fishing

How to Find a Spot to Fish Close to Home

Father and son fishing on Lake Bastrop

The closer to home you fish, the more time you get on the water. Try any of these 3 useful tools to find places to fish near your home:

Some lake and river access points may be closed during the pandemic. Many have contact information listed, so confirm the area is open before you head out. Check our Temporary Closures and Operations Adjustments for any Texas fishing updates related to COVID-19.

Boating

Duck Hunters: Protect the Lakes You Love

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Invasive species like giant salvinia can grow quickly and cover expanses of fresh water, blocking access for hunters to prime waterfowl hunting areas. Invasive species can move to new lakes by hitching a ride on your boat, trailer or gear. Stop the spread and protect the lakes you love by always taking time to clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear when you travel from lake to lake.

Learn How to Clean, Drain and Dry