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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Natural Collections *Read Me First*

School of juvenile bassWhen collecting specimens for classroom use or display, it's your responsibility to comply with legal requirements and know what you're collecting. The Educational Display Permit is designed for this purpose.

Some species may be collected by a holder of a recreational hunting and/or fishing license.  For more information, please consult our Wildlife Diversity Permits section and the current Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations.