Hunting Seasons

  • Javelina South Zone: Now – Aug. 31, 2019
  • Dove All Zones: Sep. 1, 2019
  • Archery: Sep. 28, 2019
  • White-tailed Deer: Nov. 2, 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.

What's New This Season?

Outdoor Annual

The new hunting season brings new rules and regulations, such as:

  • Pintail: daily bag limit decreases from 2 to 1
  • Javelina: hunting seasons added in 6 more counties
  • Antlerless deer: hunting seasons expanded and harvest reporting required in select counties

Get the free Outdoor Annual mobile app for all of the most up-to-date regulations. Once downloaded, the app can be used to access the regulations information even when you don’t have an internet connection. And now you can view your license within the app! Regulations can also be found online at

Enter to Win a Drawn Hunt

Dove Hunting

Whether you're after exotic animals or the traditional deer, we have options for every hunter! Each entry will cost anywhere from $0 to $10, and Youth Only category entries are always free. Application deadlines are the 1st and 15th of each month from August through October. Browse available hunts by location or category and apply for your favorites today.

Learn more about Drawn Hunts

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 3 chances to win and $5 entries are on sale from August 15 – November 30. Enter early for your best chance to win.

Enter today

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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