Hunting for Beginners

My Curly Adventures’ Jessica and her husband Ismail sitting by lake.

Enter to win a free, guided Texas Hog Hunt.

Sign up to receive the free “Wild to Table” email series on how to get started hunting, and you'll automatically be entered in a drawing for a Guided Hog Hunt for two, $350 in gift cards and more.

Get Started

Whether you're looking for a new outdoor adventure, interested in a quality source of fresh meat, wish to contribute to wildlife conservation or just looking for a way to spend more time with friends and family – we've got you covered.

Hunter Education Class Step 1

Take Hunter Education

Play it smart – with a Hunter Education course (required if born after Sept. 1, 1971), available online or in a class. The optional “Hunting 101” workshops will boost your knowledge/skills even more.

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Buy a Hunting License

Hunting requires a license. 100% of your license fees go to fund wildlife management, research and restoration projects and secures the future of hunting.

Hunters using Outdoor Annual Step 3

Know the Rules and Regulations

The Outdoor Annual has all the hunting rules you need to know. Use the free app without internet connectivity and to carry a digital copy of your license!

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Join popular food/travel bloggers on their mentored Hog Hunt!

Follow along as the popular food and travel blogger My Curly Adventures’ Jessica and her husband Ismail experience the thrill of a guided hog hunt in central Texas, cook wild game and learn the basics of hunting.

Are you interested in trying hunting too? Enter now for more information and a chance to win a hog hunt for two, plus $350 in other prizes!

Enter by May 31

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Jessica and Ismail cooking by a lake

Conservation of Wildlife & Habitat

If you want to walk-the-walk and not just talk-the-talk, it's important to understand conservation and why hunting has been, and still is, an important part of conservation in Texas.

Texas Wildlife Association

Thank you Texas Wildlife Association