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.


Fisheries Programs and Initiatives

Thank you for fishing! Your license and gear purchases support management and conservation of healthy Texas fisheries for all to enjoy.

Your dollars support population monitoring, fish hatcheries, stocking, regulations development, and habitat conservation. In addition, there are many more programs and efforts that help sustain Texas fishing, including:

Sporting goods and equipment purchases also support the federal Sport Fish Restoration Initiative, which funds additional restoration and conservation in Texas.