- White-tailed Deer: Now - Jan. 6, 2019
- Rio Grande Turkey: Now - Jan. 6, 2019
- Duck South Zone: Now - Jan. 27, 2019
- Duck North Zone: Now - Jan. 27, 2019
- Quail: Now - Feb. 24, 2019
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.
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.
Tracking Downed Game
Every responsible hunter wants to make a clean shot, one that takes down game within sight. But even with a well-placed shot, you may find yourself trailing a wounded animal to recover it. Be prepared by reading Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine's tips to track and recover wounded game.
4 Recipes to Dress Up Venison for the Holidays
Ready to embrace your inner chef? Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine visited chef Jesse Griffiths' venison prep class and came away with 4 venison recipes for pho soup, chorizo sausage, liver pâte and stuffed venison flank. There's sure to be one that will wow your holiday crowd, whatever the event.
If you have a favorite venison recipe you'd like to spice up, the story also includes a list of herbs, spices and other flavorings that complement deer meat. Serve your wild game harvest with pride and have a savory holiday!
Over 1 Million Acres of Public Land Await
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.
Annual Public Hunting Permit holders are also exclusively eligible to apply for 2 types of Drawn Hunts: E-postcard Hunts and US Forest Service Antlerless Deer Permits. Check the deadlines and apply today!
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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