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Apply Now for Drawn Hunts

Start making plans for the upcoming hunting season! Choose from a wide variety of high quality hunts across the state. Each entry will cost anywhere from $0 to $10, and Youth Only category entries are always free. Don't delay, browse available hunts by location or category and apply for your favorites today.

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Your License Purchase Supports Conservation

Annual hunting licenses go on sale August 15. 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.

Big Time Texas Hunts Entries are on Sale Now!


For the past 20 + years, Big Time Texas Hunts has offered you a chance to win premium hunting opportunities that support wildlife conservation and habitat management. This year, we are proud to offer 10 premium hunting packages on some of the best private ranches and TPWD Wildlife Management Areas across Texas! Enter now for only $9 online or $10 at your local license retailer.

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New Mule Deer Research

Mule deer

In order to better manage Panhandle mule deer, we study things that may be affecting their numbers. One factor is habitat. So we have teamed up with 3 Texas universities to explore the effects of agricultural land on mule deer survival and movements.

Watch our video to learn more about mule deer and more about our current research.

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.

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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