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Here's your chance to score that buck of a lifetime. The Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt offers one lucky hunter an exclusive three-to five-day trip for trophy mule deer in the Texas Panhandle. Food, lodging and guides are included, and entries are only $9 online. Big Time Texas Hunts also offers 8 other premium hunting packages, including hunts for bighorn sheep, whitetails, exotics, hogs, waterfowl and more. We’ve even added a Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 shotgun ($1,699 value) as part of the winnings on the Waterfowl Adventure package.

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Do You Have Your Outdoor Annual?

Hunter using Outdoor Annual App

The Outdoor Annual is your official guide to Texas hunting regulations. It has season dates, license information, bag limits and more. Want the exact dates of dove season in your county? Check your Outdoor Annual. Want to see what's changed this year? It gives a summary of all that's new. Pick up your new Outdoor Annual when you buy your license, or download the free app now. You can also find regulation information at OutdoorAnnual.com.

Apply Now for Drawn Hunts

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Apply for high quality, supervised hunts across the state, including special drawings for both adults and youth hunters. Each entry costs from $0 to $10, and Youth Only category entries are always free. Don't delay, enter for your favorite hunts today.

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Texas Hunting Guide

Play Now Texas Hunting Guide from Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Our experts bring you the Texas Hunting Guide, packed with info on the state’s most popular game birds and animals, including hunting tips, identification guidance and information on their habits and habitats. Get this special guide free, exclusively in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine mobile app.

Turkey Hunters

My Texas Hunt Harvest app

Check your eastern turkeys Online or on your mobile device with the My Texas Hunt Harvest App. Learn more about the app

*Hunters are required to report harvest of eastern turkeys electronically to TPWD within 24 hours of harvest.

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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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