About Hunting in Texas

Whether it’s from Houston, San Antonio, Dallas – Fort Worth, Austin El Paso or the Lower Rio Grande Valley, total that more than three quarters that is dedicated to the research or outreach in these areas, each offers assistance to include data collection and research as well as planning.

This means that while there is data being collected and possibly there is hunting that is being pursued outdoors, they are updated in realtime to make the difference so that wildlife is protected to thrive in so many types of situations. Come out and start a hunt with Texas State!

Texas Hunting Seasons

Big Game: Deer, Pronghorn

Small Game: Javelina, Alligator, squirrel, rabbit/hare

Bird: Upland game birds, turkey, migratory game bird

Texas Hunting Seasons zones

Texas Hunting Season Dates 2021

In general hunting begins November 7 and ends January 17 for the late season. There is Dove from Sept 1 to January 3 as well as Turkey from November 7 to May 23.

Texas White Tailed Deer Season 2021

GeneralNov 7- Jan 3North
Nov 7- Jan 17South
Special LateJan 4-17North
Jan 18-31South
ArcheryOct 3- Nov 6252 of 254 counties
MuzzleloaderJan 4-1790 of 254 counties

Mule Deer

ArcheryOct 3- Nov 659 of 254 counties
GeneralNov 21- Dec 6Panhandle
Nov 21-29SW Panhandle
Nov 27- Dec 13Trans- Pecos

Pronghorn Season

GeneralOct 3-1141 of 254

Texas Hunting License

Purchase a license at : https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/

Hunting Lease (small)$79N/A

If you like you can purchase a license locally, it would be better to refer to the site that is listed below.

Find a Hunting Guide

Hunting guides in Texas

Turkey hunting guides

Hog hunting guides

Duck hunting guides

Deer hunting guides

Texas Hunting News

There is a Texas conservation action plan for all of the great areas we offer from plains, to sub tropics to the coastal waters , there is game and enough to help conserve the beautiful lands that we all live on. Keeping the terrain and freshwater nice for all plant communities, and inhabitants means that we can improve the status of these species for years to come.

Links to Official Sites

Buy a license: https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/
PDF: https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0112a.pdf