Pronghorn Permits

Getting Started

Panhandle Pronghorn Herd Unit Interactive Map

Click on a Herd Unit for more information


  • Who can apply for permits?
    Landowners or Land Managers of properties within the state of Texas. Property should lie within a Pronghorn Herd Unit (see maps below). Landowner signature is required on all applications. Hunters can contact landowners regarding available permits by viewing the Pronghorn Lease List » webpage. Lease information for the current season is usually available mid-to-late August.
  • How do I apply?
    All applications must be submitted through the Land Management Assistance website. You must create your user account, log in, and register your property in the LMA site. Once your property is registered in LMA, you will see the option to apply for Pronghorn Permits under the Permits tab.
  • When do I apply?
    Applications for Pronghorn Permits can be submitted between the close of the previous pronghorn season and the next July 1 (pronghorn season closes 16 days after the Saturday nearest October 1 each year). Pronghorn permits are determined for specific tracts, and all applicants will receive notice whether permits were issued or not, usually by mid-August. Permits must be printed by the Landowner or Authorized Agent from LMA.
  • How many permits will I get?
    The number of permits issued within a Herd Unit is based upon results of annual surveys (pronghorn numbers, sex ratios, and fawn crops). Permits are allocated to specific tracts within a Herd Unit, which is directly related to acres of pronghorn habitat for each tract. Permit demand often exceeds the harvestable surplus, so not all landowners will receive a permit every year. Read the Guide to Pronghorn Buck Harvest PDF for more detailed information on how pronghorn permit issuance rates are set.
  • How much do permits cost?
    Permits are free.
  • What is the Pronghorn Lease List?
    The TPWD Pronghorn Lease List webpage is a list of landowners who have available permits and are willing to be contacted by hunters. Landowners can indicate interest in being included on the Pronghorn Lease List on the permit application form or contact their local TPWD biologist at any time.
  • Pronghorn Harvest Report
    Harvest data submission is mandatory and due by October 31st of the current hunting season and must be submitted through the Land Management Assistance website. Failure to submit harvest data by the October 31 deadline means you will be ineligible for pronghorn permits next season.
  • TPWD wants to lease your property!
    If you are interested in TPWD leasing your property for a pronghorn hunt (public draw), please select the type of hunt you are interested in providing on your permit application form or contact your local TPWD biologist at any time.
  • Who do I contact for more information?
    For more information regarding pronghorn Lease permits or the application process, contact your local TPWD biologist.