Gear up for the
hunt, Texas.

The weather is cooling off and the hunting outlook is bright. Get ready for a safe and fun hunt.

Outdoor Annual mobile app

Download the Outdoor Annual mobile app.

Afield or afloat, easily access regulations on your device, even without internet service.

Public Notice

TPW Commission Meeting and Annual Public Hearing

November 9-10, 2020 | Virtual-only Meeting

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
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 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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Wild Game Cooking Texas Style

A couple of accomplished chefs demonstrate some wild game recipes you'll want to try yourself. Restaurant owner and cookbook author Jesse Griffiths gives us his take on feral hog tacos, venison loin on the grill, teal yakitori and redfish fried three ways. Austin chef Jeff Martinez takes care of cooking dove breasts with a buffalo sriracha sauce and creating a cool red snapper ceviche.

Where to Watch »

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine October 2020 cover

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Fishing and Hunting License

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 still 2 chances to win: enter by October 31 or November 30.

Enter today


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.


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