- Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations Through Nov. 1
- TPWD, City of Hidalgo Team up to Expand Fishing Opportunities
- Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Aug. 15
Win a Lifetime License!
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. Entries are only $5. There are three chances to win: enter by September 30, October 31 or November 30.
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
Prairie Wetlands, Arts in Parks & Better Boardwalk
A duck hunter supports waterfowl through prairie wetland habitat, with the help of Ducks Unlimited and other partners. The beauty of a natural place takes on fresh dimension and draws some different crowds when arts activities like sculpture, painting and photography, are paired with parks. A storm-battered boardwalk comes back.
Federal Red Snapper Season is Open
New federal regulations are now in effect as of January 2022. The DESCEND Act requires all commercial and recreational anglers to possess a venting tool or a rigged descending device on their boat while fishing for reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Research shows that properly releasing reef fish reduces mortality for reef fish species like red snapper.