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Get ready for the 2021-22 White-tailed Deer season


Biologists say this year's season will be one for the books. Find everything you need to know in the free Outdoor Annual, available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, online and as an app on iOS and Android. Details at https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/

Learning to Hunt for Food, Field to Fork - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Field to Fork…With a Little Help How do you get started if you want to hunt for the protein you eat? The Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation’s Mentored Hunts is a great place to start. We follow Noah Rudino, a health and nutrition enthusiast, as he hunts for the first time for his food. Find our more about Stewards of the Wild: https://www.tpwf.org/sotw/

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Public Hunts are Open


While 2020 has been a year like no other due to COVID-19, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Public Hunts are moving forward as scheduled for the 2020-21 hunting season! We’re taking steps to adhere to all CDC recommendations and ensure safety among TPWD staff and the general public during hunt orientations, check-in’s and check-out’s. Life’s STILL better outside.https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/

Family Deer Hunt, A Season of Plenty - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


A Season of Plenty Every year Mabel Birkner hits the woods and heads for the family’s favorite deer blind. At nearly 100 years old, this feisty woman of the wilds has a lot of knowledge to pass down to her family.

Banding Doves in Texas - Tips from a Wildlife Biologist


Ever wonder why we band doves? To help conserve them of course! These tiny bands help biologists develop better management practices to ensure that doves will be around for future Texans too. For more info, visit: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/game_management/dove_summary/

Powderhorn Cast and Blast!


This hunting and fishing extravaganza offers one lucky winner and a guest hunting for white-tailed deer, exotics and waterfowl on the epic 17,000+ acre Powderhorn WMA in Calhoun County along with a guided fishing trip on Matagorda Bay. Purchase by October 15, 2020 $9.00 per online entry* Buy now at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/btth/castblast.phtml

Big Time Texas Hunts 2021 Drawings


Big Time Texas Hunts Life's Short, Hunt Big Win any of ten premium hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and prime wildlife management areas in Texas. Purchase by October 15, 2021 $9.00 per online entry

Big Time Texas Hunts: Gator Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


One winner and a guest will enjoy a unique three-day gator hunting trip, pursuing legendary alligators at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area on the Gulf Coast. The lucky winner and their guest will: - Have the opportunity to harvest one trophy alligator - Receive a bonus early season teal hunt - Be provided all necessary equipment and the expertise of professional guides - Choose either hook and line or archery as their method of hunting - Enjoy three days of food and lodging at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area - Receive gator hide removal - Take an airboat tour of the marsh to view alligators More info and other hunt opportunities at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/btth/

Spring Turkey Season - Texas Parks and Wildlife


Springtime in Texas means it's Spring Turkey season. Do you know the difference between a Tom, hen, and Jake?

Will Hunt for Food - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Will Hunt for Food Marshall Wright is an Austin blogger, a gourmet cook, and now a… hunter? Urbanites interested in healthy, tasty, locally-sourced foods are trying hunting for the first time. Follow Marshall as he learns about hunting from this new perspective.

Firearm Muzzle Control - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Skill Builders: Safe Muzzle Control Firearm safety requires you to know where the muzzle is pointed at all times.  Follow these basic safety rules for a safe, fun, enjoyable hunting trip. Find out more about hunter education at https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hunter-education

A Mentored Hunt - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


A Mentored Hunt Getting youth started in the heritage of hunting is great but what if you are an adult like Ralston Dorn who’s interested in taking up the sport? Texas Parks and Wildlife now has “mentored hunts” to give grownups a taste of the outdoors from field to table. Learn more at: https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hunter-education

We Will Not Be Tamed: A Natural Connection - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


A Natural Connection Meet Adrian Sabom and Xochitl Rodriguez. From the brush country of South Texas to the mountains of West Texas, these two women have outdoor pursuits as different as the landscapes. Both are mothers, one is a hunter, the other a hiker. When they meet and share their interests, they develop a friendship and a deeper appreciation of the outdoors. Find out more at: https://www.wewillnotbetamed.org/

Opening Weekend of Deer Season in Goldthwaite - Texas Parks & WIldlife [Official]


Hunters Welcome, Goldrush in Goldthwaite Hunting is not only a tradition in small towns across Texas, it’s also an important part of the local economy. The people of Goldthwaite, Texas look forward to deer season as quality time with friends and family, and as a time when hunters spend vital dollars in the town’s stores, gas stations and restaurants. Travel to Goldthwaite for the opening weekend of deer season to see how this quiet community comes alive when the hunters arrive. https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/

Turkey Calling Tips


Turkey Calls Get some tips on calling turkeys with Steve Hall, the Hunter Education Director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Win a Big Time Texas Hunt


Enter your chance to win 10 premium hunt packages on some of the finest private ranches and wildlife management areas in Texas. Proceeds from the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing support wildlife conservation, habitat management and public hunting. To enter, visit www.tpwd.texas.gov/txhunts.

Big Time Texas Hunts: Exotic Safari - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


One winner will experience the thrill of hunting exotic game, right here in Texas on the beautiful Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area and take home a Ruger American Rifle in 300 Win Mag and a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 scope. Purchase by October 15, 2019. $9.00 per online entry* The lucky winner and their hunting companion will: - Hunt gemsbok, scimitar-horned oryx, waterbuck (new this year) or axis deer. The winner can harvest two management exotics and their companion will be able to harvest one. - Enjoy 3 to 4 days of food and lodging at the scenic Mason Mountain WMA lodge. - Be guided by experienced TPWD biologists throughout the trip. With the help of expert guides, hunters at Mason Mountain WMA have had an outstanding 96% success rate. - Receive taxidermy (two shoulder mounts) for the winner. - Hunt with a modern rifle of .270 caliber or larger. *Please note that a $5 online administrative fee is required, but you can purchase unlimited entries or licenses in a single transaction and only pay one fee.

Win a Waterfowl Adventure!


Enter our Big Time Texas Hunts to win one of 10 premium hunt packages, including waterfowl adventures on some of the best hunting lands in Texas. Enter at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/btth/ Proceeds support wildlife conservation, habitat management, and public hunting.

Quail Research Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife


Members of the young professionals program, Stewards of the Wild, participate in a quail hunt at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in Roby, Texas. The ranch is solely dedicated to the research and restoration of wild quail.

Turkey Hunting East Texas, Game of Gobblers - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Game of Gobblers Conservationist and hunter Terrance Jackson will be the first to tell you, “If Wild Turkeys could smell, they'd be nearly impossible to hunt.” Follow Terrance as he travels across East Texas working to restore and harvest the Eastern Wild Turkey.

Retrieving Dogs, Ruby the Retriever - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


Ruby the Retriever Witness the best of the best hunting dogs in action as they compete at the Master National retriever competition. Learn what it takes to breed and train a top-level hunting dog.

Youth Hunt for Jacob Krebs - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


In Memory of Jacob Krebs A young man’s dream to become a Navy Seal and serve his country ends too quickly, but his values and family and community love sparks new opportunities and even life for many others. The Harper Wildlife Association Youth Hunt in Memory of Jacob Krebs is now an annual event providing first time hunting opportunities to youth who come from a military background.

Fun Turkey Facts - Texas Parks and Wildlife


There are about 600,000 wild Rio Grande turkeys found throughout the Western 2/3rds of Texas. They'll eat anything they can fit in their mouths from acorns to spiders.