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Texas Youth Hunting Program

Preserving tomorrow's hunting heritage today!


The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have joined forces to offer the Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP).

TYHP was established in 1996 to provide opportunities for youth to participate in hunting activities safely, legally, and ethically, while learning about the valuable role landowners and hunters play in wildlife conservation.

We sponsor introductory, instructive hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, javelina, exotics, dove, small game, waterfowl, varmints and other species. Normally, we provide mentors, lodging and meals. TYHP offers more than 200 hunts each year, mostly on private properties to which owners donate access. We offer both firearm and archery hunts.


To participate in the Texas Youth Hunting Program, you must:

The TYHP Experience

On Texas Youth Hunting Program hunts, you will:

You will leave TYHP hunts with experiences and memories to last a lifetime!

Applying for hunts with the Texas Youth Hunting Program is easy!

After You Are Selected for a Hunt:

Notes About TYHP Hunts:

For additional information, please call: 800/460-5494 or visit www.tyhp.org.