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.
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.
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.
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!
This spring, 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.
Cook Your Wild Game
Texans have been serving wild game to their families and friends for generations. Hunting is a great way to bring home wild game that is local, sustainable and the original all-natural food.
Gain Knowledge & Skills
Feel excited but a little overwhelmed? Then sit back and enjoy these how-to hunt videos on a range of important and fun topics.
Find a Place to Hunt
Hunt on over 1 million acres of publicly accessible land.
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.
Thank you to Texas Wildlife Association for partnering with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to introduce new audiences to hunting.