Outdoor Annual: Now All-Digital

Outdoor Annual

Visit outdoorannual.com or get the free app for everything you need to know before you go.

  • Once downloaded, the app can access regulations even when you don't have cell service
  • See what's new this season
  • Get location-based info on hunting seasons
  • Look up your current and past license purchases

Duck Hunters: Protect the Lakes You Love

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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.

Learn How to Clean, Drain and Dry

Apply Now for Drawn Hunts

Girl with ducks from Drawn Hunt at WDWMA

Enter online to win any of the Drawn Hunts in the 2020-2021 season. Choose from more than 9,500 hunts, including some new ones. Each entry will cost anywhere from $0 to $10, and Youth Only category entries are always free.

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.

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!

New Hunters Alert: Take Hunter Ed Now

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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.

Win a Lifetime License!

Lifetime License Drawing

The Lifetime License Drawing is your chance to win a Lifetime Super Combo License ($1,800 value) that lets you hunt and fish in Texas without ever buying another state license. There are still 2 chances to win: enter by October 31 or November 30.

Enter today

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