Wild Turkeys

Eastern Turkey Seasons Opens April 22

New dates April 22 – May 14. Keep hunting great in Texas! Your MANDATORY harvest reporting helps manage healthy game populations. Learn more about the changes to Eastern Turkey Season.

2018-2019 Turkey Regulations

Report Your Eastern Turkey Harvest With the App

Hunting Seasons

  • Javelina South Zone: Now – Aug. 31, 2019
  • Rio Grande Turkey Spring Season South Zone: Now - Apr. 28, 2019
  • Rio Grande Turkey Spring Season North Zone: Now - May 12, 2019
  • Eastern Turkey Spring Season East Texas: Apr. 22 - May 14, 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.

Tracking Downed Game

Kyle tracking 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.

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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