Apply Now for TPWD Drawn Hunts
July 6, 2017
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Apply Now for TPWD Drawn Hunts

First drawn hunts deadlines are Aug. 1

Enter online at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to win any of the Drawn Hunts in the 2017-2018 season, including:

  • Hunts on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges
  • Private Lands Dove Hunts
  • Hunts on Wildlife Management Areas

This year about 9,500 permits in 50 hunt categories are available for drawn hunts on public and private lands. Other offerings include hunts for white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorn, gemsbok, scimitar-horned oryx, turkey and alligator.

This also includes almost 2,200 deer hunt positions on four U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges in Texas, and 2,500 antlerless deer permits for U.S. Forest Service properties in East Texas.

The private lands dove hunt permit category features 140 hunt slots in prime locations around Uvalde; south of San Antonio near Pleasanton; north of Dallas/Fort Worth in Young County; and in Wharton near Houston. These permits are for dedicated hunt positions with quality dove hunting outfitters. Application fee is $10 with no additional hunt permit fees.

Easy to apply online

It’s easy to browse available hunts by a location or category online. You can apply multiple times for hunts in the same category, but each category has a deadline date.

Aug. 1 is the deadline for the alligator hunt categories and the new private lands dove hunts. August 15 is the deadline for archery deer, exotics, and javelina. Application deadlines fall on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Hunters can apply up to 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the application deadline. After submitting the application, hunters can check their drawing status online at any time.

Application fees are $3 or $10 depending on the hunt category. Youth Only category entries are always free.

Selected adult hunters may also need to pay a $80 Special Permit fee for regular hunts and $130 for extended hunts. Permits are open to resident and non-resident hunters alike.

Don’t delay, and apply for your favorites today.

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