Hunting for Beginners

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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.

White Winged Dove Step 2

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!


Dallas-based travel blogger, My Curly Adventures, and her husband and food blogger, @myculinaryadventures_, joined us and Texas Wildlife Association for a mentored hunt for wild hog. First-time hunters can sign up for mentored hunting workshops like this and spend a weekend in nature learning the basics of hunting and harvesting meat, as well as skills like safe firearm handling. Lodging and food, including wild game meals, is provided.

Watch their video and read the blog post to see what their experience was like, and sign up to be notified whenever mentored hunting workshops become available.

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 to Texas Wildlife Association for partnering with