Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt

Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt


We love seeing these Youth Division entries! Congrats Lexie on your harvest!

More info about our categories, how to enter and where to contact a scorer can be found on our website. www.texasbiggameawards.org

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"Breaking News"
Big Fish Season.
Another 20lber!
call 903-786-4477
If you need a break from the holiday frenzy, December is a great time to hunt. Find hunting tips, recipes and more at https://bit.ly/HuntTexasDec21

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Deer and turkey season opens Saturday! Hunters, here's everything you need to know-->https://bit.ly/DeerTurkey21 🦌

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We got our first, FIRST HARVEST photo of the year on the website today! Congrats to Adam on his Madison County deer!
Want to see more photos or share yours? Click here to visit our website- http://www.texasbiggameawards.org/api/photoEntries.php
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Teach your students that being a hunter means taking the responsibility of Wildlife Conservationist as well. It's our responsibility to carry it forward for future hunters and our environment.

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Hunters, get ready! Here's what to know for quail and general deer season openers: https://bit.ly/HuntTexasOct21

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Seeking properties for Texas youth hunts! If you provide the place to hunt, the Texas Youth Hunting (TYHP) will do the rest. See how you can help kids experience a safe, educational outdoor experience at https://bit.ly/THYPLandowner

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Who doesn't love a good taco? Check out this video from our friends at Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt. We have lots of hunts for feral hogs, join us and fill up your freezer! tyhp.org
Hunters and landowners: Here a few things to keep in mind about CWD ahead of deer season: https://bit.ly/CWDDeerSeason from Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological disease in members of the deer family.
Early teal season opens Sept. 11. The forecast is good thanks to favorable habitat conditions across much of Texas. Here are the details: https://bit.ly/Teal21 with Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt
HUNTERS: We’re celebrating 25 Years of the Best in Big Game Hunting with a retrospective of Texas Grand Slam Hunts ☛ bit.ly/25YearsTexasGrandSlam.

Enter for your chance to win a Big Time Texas Hunt at bit.ly/HuntBIG from Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt. For more information, visit bit.ly/25YearsBTTH

Let's talk Texas hunting! Texas Parks & Wildlife is your source for hunting licenses, public hunting

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 21/09/2022

Enter for a chance to grab a friend and experience a white-tailed deer hunt getaway with food, lodging and a professional hunting guide! 5 Big Time Texas Hunts' Whitetail Bonanza winners are drawn in October, enter » bit.ly/BTTHWhitetail.

Photos from Texas Parks and Wildlife - Panhandle Wildlife - TPWD District 2's post 20/09/2022

Photos from Texas Parks and Wildlife - Panhandle Wildlife - TPWD District 2's post


For our first general season dove weekend we hosted 169 hunters who harvested 733 mourning dove and 100 white-wing dove. Harvest averaged 4.55 birds per hunter over the 3 days.


White-Tailed Deer Archery season forecast >> bit.ly/ArcheryOpener22 🦌

Archery season kicks off Oct. 1. Here's the forecast --> bit.ly/ArcheryOpener22

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Timeline photos 17/09/2022

Texas wildlife needs your help! Ask your Senator to vote YES on the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, a bipartisan bill that will bring millions to Texas to help at-risk fish and wildlife with no new taxes. Contact your Senator to get RAWA passed ☛ bit.ly/HelpTexasFishAndWildlife.

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Want to hunt turkey, ducks and dove with 3 of your hunting buddies? Enter the Big Time Texas Hunts "Big Time Bird Hunt" » bit.ly/BTTHBird


"Explore Bowhunting" at Guadalupe State Park! Introductory archery range with game animal targets, youth activities, gear exhibit, deer processing demonstration, cooking advice and recipes.
Event details: https://bit.ly/EBatGSP
Guadalupe River State Park - Texas Parks & Wildlife


The Chaparral WMA will be open for regular south zone dove season Sept 16-18, Sept 30-Oct 2, and Oct 7-9. Remember, all dove and quail hunts at the Chaparral are by APH Permit only. All hunters age 17 and older must possess an APH to hunt or to supervise youth hunters. All license sales must be completed prior to arrival; we no longer sell licenses on-site. Shooting hours are 30 min before sunrise to sunset. Front gates will open at approximately 6:15 AM.

More information on Dove & Quail hunting is available in the APH booklet (available in PDF format) here https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/annual_public_hunting/

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TBT 2022.09.15


WOW Steve Russell of Henderson! He harvested this 12' 8.5", 445 pound alligator on Angelina/Neches Dam-B WMA. He was the 2nd successful public hunt drawn hunter of the day! Browse for your hunts on our online catalog ☛ bit.ly/PublicDrawnHuntsCatalog.
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Steve Russell of Henderson harvested this big (12' 8.5", 445 pounds) male alligator on Angelina/Neches Dam-B WMA. He was the 2nd successful drawn hunter of the day. There are plenty of opportunities like this through the Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt program.


Do you remember your 1st hunting license?
6-year-old Brooks loves the outdoors. If he can't go outside, he's watching the Outdoor Channel (beats cartoons). He chose hunting this year over playing football and looks forward to carrying on a family tradition.

His dad says, "To say he's excited is an understatement." Happy hunting, Brooks!

▶️ Whether you're a new hunter or carrying on the tradition, find everything you need to know about Texas hunting at tpwd.texas.gov/hunt

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Enter to Win the Powderhorn Cast & Blast » bit.ly/BTTHPowderhorn. One lucky winner and a guest get to hunt and fish on the epic 17,000+ acre Powderhorn WMA along with a guided fishing trip on Matagorda Bay.


Red hot redfish 🔥

As temps begin to drop, redfish swarm close to shore looking for mates and optimal breeding grounds.

It's a great time to catch them, especially the big bull reds that are hungry for bait. -->Get tips on how to catch at http://bit.ly/RedDrumTX

📷 Jason Mercer

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Deer Drawn Hunts Drawings Deadline is Sept 15!
Get your deer hunts in the Drawn Hunt Catalog » bit.ly/PublicHuntDrawings2022


What's in your crop? Can you identify what this dove was snacking on? Your hint is https://bit.ly/GuadDeltaWMA ...
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Happy opening day of Teal Season!
Here's the view from the High Plains. How's your hunting going?

Timeline photos 10/09/2022

Want to experience the thrill of hunting exotic game – gemsbok and scimitar-horned oryx – in the heart of Texas? Plus, win a Browning X-Bolt .270 rifle with Leupold scope, donated by McBride’s Guns? Enter to win the ☛ bit.ly/BTTHExotic Safari Hunt

Photos from Texas Parks and Wildlife - Hunt's post 09/09/2022

TPWD’s Operation Game Thief hosted a fundraiser and shoot at the National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, today. Where will you shoot this weekend?
Operation Game Thief: https://www.ogttx.org/
National Shooting Complex: https://nsc.nssa-nsca.org/


ABCs of Tree Stand Safety Introduction

Falls from tree stands are the leading cause of hunting injuries. Here are some helpful tips for a safe hunt -> https://bit.ly/TreeStandSafe


Thanks to the rain, the teal season forecast is looking up 💦 Here's what to expect by region-->https://bit.ly/TealSeason22

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Ready for the ultimate in deer hunting? Big Time Texas Hunts “Premium Buck Hunt” is it! For a chance to take aim at white-tailed bucks in the rugged South Texas brush country with a friend, enter » bit.ly/BTTHBigBucks.

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You’ll fire up the bar-b-que and fill your freezer after this long-weekend trip with 3 of your friends. Enter the Wild Hog Adventure Hunt drawing and go hog wild on 5,000 acres of South Texas brush country » bit.ly/BTTHWildHog

Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] 03/09/2022

Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

You and a friend could spend three to five days hunting mule deer bucks in the Panhandle! Enter the Big Time Texas Hunts "Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt" for a chance to get away and fill the freezer » bit.ly/BTTHMuleDeer.


Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] Here’s your chance to score that buck of a lifetime. The Ultimate Mule Deer Hunt offers one lucky hunter an exclusive three-to five-day trip for trophy mule ...

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Mentored Hunting Workshops Registration is OPEN
Are you an adult first time hunter who wants to learn hunting basics with a hunt for Feral Hog, Squirrel, Waterfowl or Deer? Apply for a mentored hunt bit.ly/MentoredHuntingWorkshops

Big Time Texas Hunts: Gator Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] 31/08/2022

Big Time Texas Hunts: Gator Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Hook-n-line or bow-n-arrow? Hunt trophy alligators on the gulf coast with a friend! Enter the Big Time Texas Hunts Gator Hunt, we dare you! » bit.ly/BTTHGatorHunt


Big Time Texas Hunts: Gator Hunt - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] One winner and a guest will enjoy a unique three-day gator hunting trip, pursuing legendary alligators at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area on the G...

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Sept 1 Public Hunts Drawings are coming up. Apply now » bit.ly/PublicHuntDrawings2022
✪ E-Postcard Deer, Dove, Squirrel, Teal
✪ National Refuge Deer, Upland Game
✪ Private Lands Deer
✪ Youth Only Gun Deer

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Enter to WIN 10 Premium Hunt Packages on some of the finest ranches and wildlife management areas in Texas » tpwd.texas.gov/txhunts. Proceeds from Big Time Texas Hunts support wildlife conservation, habitat management and public hunting.

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Dove Season Opens Sept. 1, Are You Ready?
2022-23 APH Permit $48 » bit.ly/AnnualPublicHuntingPermit
Find dove and small game areas » bit.ly/TxPublicHuntingSearch
Dove Seasons & Regulations » bit.ly/DoveSeasonsRegulations

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Did you know your Big Time Texas Hunt entry helps to improve public hunting opportunities? Your dollars help build ADA accessible hunting blinds at Guadalupe Delta, Gus Engeling, Kerr, Mason Mountain and James E. Daughtrey WMAs, read more ☛ bit.ly/Hunt2Conserve.

Big Time Texas Hunts: Grand Slam - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] 20/08/2022

Big Time Texas Hunts: Grand Slam - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Take a shot at the Texas Grand Slam to win 4 Guided Hunts
Only $9 per entry » bit.ly/BTTHGrandSlam
This could be your lucky year to hunt:
Bighorn Sheep
Pronghorn Antelope
Mule Deer
White-tailed Deer


Big Time Texas Hunts: Grand Slam - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official] This is truly the hunting package of a lifetime. The Texas Grand Slam offers one lucky winner four separate Texas big game hunts: desert bighorn sheep, white...

Powderhorn Cast and Blast! 18/08/2022

Powderhorn Cast and Blast!

The Powderhorn Cast and Blast offers one lucky winner and a guest white-tailed deer, exotics and waterfowl hunting on the Powderhorn WMA and a guided fishing trip on Matagorda Bay » bit.ly/BTTHPowderhorn.

Powderhorn Cast and Blast! This hunting and fishing extravaganza offers one lucky winner and a guest hunting for white-tailed deer, exotics and waterfowl on the epic 17,000+ acre Powde...

Timeline photos 18/08/2022

Hunters Check Your Status » bit.ly/TexasPublicHuntsDrawings
The August 15th drawings for these hunt categories is complete:
✪ Archery Deer
✪ Archery Mule Deer
✪ Javelina
✪ Private Land Pronghorn
✪ Pronghorn


New season Hunting + Fishing licenses are on sale NOW! Order online or find a retailer at https://bit.ly/NewLicenses22.

Your license fees support on-the-ground conservation efforts that keep Texas hunting and fishing great for you and for future generations. Thank you! 🙌🏽

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Congratulations Big Time Texas Grand Slam winner, Kyle Kerstetter, shown with his desert bighorn sheep he harvested in the Chihuahuan Desert at Elephant Mountain WMA. Enter for your chance ➽ bit.ly/BTTHGrandSlam

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Hunters get in the August 15th Hunts Drawing » bit.ly/TexasPublicHuntsDrawings
Hunt Categories:
✪ Archery Deer
✪ Archery Mule Deer
✪ Javelina
✪ Private Land Pronghorn
✪ Pronghorn

Timeline photos 10/08/2022

Congratulations Trevor Baume, Big Time Exotic Safari winner! Alex Baume, Trevor's guest, harvested his gemsbok at Mason Mountain WMA. Enter for your chance ➽ bit.ly/BTTHExotic.

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Congratulations Gator Hunt winner Todd Daniels! He and his guest hunted legendary gators and got a bonus teal hunt at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area on the Gulf Coast! Enter for your chance ➽ bit.ly/BTTHGatorHunt.


Youth hunt applications now open! Details at http://bit.ly/TxYouthHunts

Kids learn how to hunt safely, legally, and ethically while learning about the valuable role landowners and hunters play in wildlife conservation.

Texas Youth Hunting Program -TYHP

Timeline photos 04/08/2022

Hunters Check Your Status » bit.ly/TexasPublicHuntsDrawings
The drawings for these hunt categories is complete:
✪ Alligator
✪ Alligator Management
✪ Youth Only Alligator
✪ Private Lands Dove

Timeline photos 03/08/2022

Congratulations Nilgai Antelope Safari Hunt winner Thom Harmon! Thom harvested this great Nilgai bull on his guided hunt in (south Texas). Enter for your chance ➽ bit.ly/BTTHNilgai.


It’s almost hunting season! Make sure you have your Hunter Ed certification --> Choose from in-person (under 17) or online-only (17+) classes at http://bit.ly/HunterEdTX

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Congratulations Whitetail Bonanza Winner Chuck Woodside! Chuck harvested this whitetail at The Big Woods on the Trinity. Enter for your chance ➽ bit.ly/BTTHWhitetailBonanza.

Videos (show all)

Hunters! If you're making the most of the last few days of white-tailed deer season, don't forget to take your harvest t...
Didn’t get selected for a Drawn Hunt? Try going on standby! There was a Standby Hunt at Lake Mineral Wells last weekend....
Biologists say hunters can expect an exceptional 2021-22 general white-tailed deer season! Learn more: https://bit.ly/21...
Bowhunters can agree that there isn't anything quite like the experience of archery season. Whether it's the skill itsel...
Proof of Hunter Education
How’s your dove season so far? More doves should be moving into Texas as the weather cools. In the meantime, it’s not a ...
We're clearing small-growth mesquite to improve habitat for deer, turkey and quail at Twin Buttes public hunting land ne...
How a TPWD Alligator Specialist Observes #LifeJacket2Work Day
TPWD Turkey Restoration Efforts
Report dead or sick bats
Dove Banding
2018 Lone Star Land Steward - Couch Mountain Ranch

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