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2014-2015 Drawn Hunts

Apply for hunts in 34 categories and more than 80 areas across the state, including nine free youth-only categories. Enter to hunt bighorn sheep, pronghorn, mule deer, white-tailed deer, turkey and more.


Clean. Drain. Dry.

Zebra Mussels

As you hit the lakes this summer, remember to clean, drain and dry your boat every time you leave the water. Destructive zebra mussels and their microscopic larvae hitch rides on boats, spreading to new lakes across Texas and cause economic, environmental and recreational damage. Boaters are required to drain all water from their boat before leaving or approaching Texas public waters.

Learn Proper Cleaning Technique

More on how to stop the spread »

Outdoor Activity of the Month

Paddling in Texas State Parks

Paddling in Texas State Parks

Keep cool this summer and gain a new perspective on nature – from the water! Take your family paddling in a Texas State Park.

Equipment rentals are available at many state parks, and 60 Texas Paddling Trails provide well-mapped, day trips for all levels of paddling experience.

How to Paddle a Canoe


Pilot Program: Red Snapper Reporting

Red Snapper

Red snapper are a favorite among coastal anglers but management of the species has been challenging and controversial. To ensure that Texas anglers get a share of red snapper, TPWD is asking recreational anglers to report landings via a short, mobile-friendly survey. More »


Texas Fishing 2014

Texas Fishing 2014

How's the fishing? Our experts give the outlook for freshwater and saltwater angling in this Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine digital extra: Texas Fishing 2014.

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