Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Sept. 28, 2019
  • White-tailed Deer: Nov. 2, 2019

Your License Purchase Supports Conservation

Annual hunting licenses on sale now. Did you know 100% of license fees go to conservation? Check out the combo packages if you enjoy both fishing and hunting. Then buy your license online or at your favorite retailer.

What's New This Season?

Outdoor Annual

The new hunting season brings new rules and regulations, such as:

  • Pintail: daily bag limit decreases from 2 to 1
  • Javelina: hunting seasons added in 6 more counties
  • Antlerless deer: hunting seasons expanded and harvest reporting required in select counties

Get the free Outdoor Annual mobile app for all of the most up-to-date regulations. Once downloaded, the app can be used to access the regulations information even when you don’t have an internet connection. And now you can view your license within the app! Regulations can also be found online at

Over 1 Million Acres of Public Land Await

White-tailed Deer

Looking for a new place to hunt? Check out the 1 million acres of walk-in hunting lands available to you with a $48 Annual Public Hunting Permit. These are quality TPWD sites or acreage we've leased for you, for year-round hunting and fishing.

To find a new hunting spot, do a search by area or type of game. For the most up-to-date information on availability of public lands, follow us on Facebook.

New Hunters Alert: Take Hunter Ed Now

Play Now Welcome to Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course, or be accompanied while hunting. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age.

Hunter education instructors are always needed. Help share the hunting legacy of conservation and sportsmanship by becoming a hunter education instructor. Find out more about joining the program.

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