Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability


The Annual Public Hunting Permit allows entry upon designated public hunting lands. The Permit is not valid until signed. Neither Licensor nor Texas Parks and Wildlife Department knows what type of conditions exist upon any of such lands, nor the number or proficiency of other participating hunters, and they specifically do not make any warranty or representation of any type, kind or character, whatsoever, as to existing conditions upon said lands or as to the suitability or non-suitability of such lands for hunting purposes. Any person entering upon such lands enters at his or her own risk, impliedly accepts such lands in the existing conditions, and recognizes that all hunting is potentially dangerous because of the use of firearms by hunters of varying degrees of proficiency, and in consideration of being permitted to participate in this public hunting program. I, as authorized supervising adult of any accompanying minor, unconditionally release and hold harmless Licensor and Licensee against and for all liability, cost, expenses, claims and damages for which Licensor and Licensee might otherwise become liable by reason of any accidents, or injuries to or death of any persons, or damage to property, or both, in any manner arising or resulting from, caused by, connected with or related to the presence of any such person upon such land and premises, regardless of how, where, or when such injury, death or damage occurs even if caused by the negligence of Licensor and Licensee, its agents, servants or employees, or due to conditions or operation on or defects in the premises. I, the Permittee, have read this release and understand all its terms. I execute it voluntarily with full knowledge of its significance.

General Information


Texas Parks andWildlife Department administers a comprehensive public hunting program. The Public Hunting Program, begun in 1954, offers the opportunity to participate in low cost, family oriented, spontaneous hunts for a multitude of wildlife species on diverse lands of substantial acreage as well as a variety of other outdoor recreational activities.

Lands within the Public Hunting Program include approximately 1,100,000 acres located throughout Texas. The Public Hunting Lands include property owned by Texas Parks andWildlife Department as well as acreage leased by the department from other state and federal agencies, forest products industries, and other cooperating landowners.

This Map Booklet contains information on 1,119,060 acres of public hunting lands contained within 76 units in 66 counties and a Supplement that lists approximately 130 additional areas offering dove and other small game hunting opportunities. Access is provided by either of two types of annual permits: the $48 Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit which allows full privileges including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and other recreational uses and the $12 Limited Public Use (LPU) Permit which also provides access for fishing and other recreational uses.

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