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

In general hunting begins November 6 and ends January 16 for the late season. There is Dove from Sept 1 to January 21 as well as Turkey from November 6 to May 22.

Texas White Tailed Deer Season 2021 – 2022

SeasonDatesZones
GeneralNov 6- Jan 2, 2022North
Nov 6- Jan 16, 2022South
Special LateJan 3-16, 2022North
Jan 17-30, 2022South
Archery OnlyOct 2- Nov 5, 2021252 of 254 counties
MuzzleloaderJan 3-16, 202290 of 254 counties

Complete white-tailed deer regulations

Texas Mule Deer Season 2021 – 2022

SeasonDatesZones
ArcheryOct 2- Nov 5, 202159 of 254 counties
GeneralNov 20- Dec 5, 2021Panhandle
Nov 20-28, 2021SW Panhandle
Nov 26 – Dec 12, 2021Trans- Pecos

Complete mule deer regulations

Pronghorn Season

SeasonDatesZone
GeneralOct 2-17, 202141 of 254
counties

Complete pronghorn regulations

Texas Hunting License

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

LicenseResidentNonresident
Hunting$25$315
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

Texas Licenses and Permits

Texas Hunting Regulations PDF

State Regulation Site