Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Stay up-to-date on operations adjustments and temporary closure of TPWD offices, state parks, recreation facilities and water access points due to COVID-19. Please follow guidance from local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Texas Blaze Orange Laws

Man and Boy Hunting

All persons on public hunting lands (state, national forests, and grasslands) during daylight hours when hunting with firearms is permitted must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material with orange headgear, and at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back.

Exempt from these requirements are:

  • persons hunting turkey, migratory birds, alligators, or desert bighorn sheep;
  • persons within the enclosed passenger compartment of a motor vehicle; or
  • persons within a designated campground, designated vehicle parking area, designated boat launching facility, or departmental check station.