Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations
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New This Year Fishing
To reduce confusion, Texas modified harvest regulations for certain offshore species...
Take A Pass
The Texas coastline has many "passes" where bays mingle and exchange water with the Gulf of Mexico.
The third season of the cable TV show featuring Texas game wardens in action in the field is on the way.
Tracked By The Future
Sport hunting has gone through a continuing evolution in Texas since World War II..
Fishing For A Record
Fifty years ago, columnist Wayne Tiller announced, "Texas is finally getting into the act—that is, establishing official state hunting and fishing records"...
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual includes regulations for recreational freshwater and saltwater fishing and hunting in Texas. While Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) strives to provide accurate information in the Outdoor Annual, hunting and fishing regulations may change due to legislative or Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission actions. The Outdoor Annual Mobile App may automatically update to reflect published changes upon establishment of a data connection, but users should independently check the associated statutes and regulations to verify their accuracy. For commercial fishing regulations, see the "Commercial Fishing Guide". For more detailed information on game and fish regulations, contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement offices, or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at 800-792-1112 or 512-389-4800 (Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).