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Hunting Guide

Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine's Hunting Guide is your free, go-to source for species information and hunting tips. This special feature is exclusive to the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine mobile app, which can be downloaded (also for free) to your Android or Apple devices.

Texas hunting

From dove to deer, Texas harbors a wealth of hunting opportunities. On our hunting page, you can find hunting magazine articles, hunting videos and other hunting resources.


From Our Pages: Hunting Articles

A Splash of Teal

Adventure writer's first hunt: early morning ducks. read more

The Buck Stops Here

Suspense reigns at Muy Grande, the world's longest-running deer contest. read more

Opening Day

Small-town Goldthwaite comes alive with the opening of deer season. read more

Retrieving the Title

Top hunting dogs compete at the Master National Retriever Hunt Test. read more

The Rut: A Photo Essay

Whitetail mating ritual is as old as the land itself. read more

Rain Deer

Good rainfall over several years grows trophy antlers. read more

Get Out: Shooting Clays

Shotgun shooting is a growing sport with three popular shooting clay games: trap, skeet and sporting clays. read more

Get Out: Turkey Hunting

Tips and gear for this uniquely American tradition. read more

Big Country Geese

‘Texas Midwest’ wetlands lure large numbers of overwintering waterfowl. read more

Skill Builder: Safe Up There

Tree stands give hunters visibility and camouflage, but can be dangerous. read more

Wide-Open Whitetails

Successful wildlife management results in plentiful deer on the Rolling Plains. read more

Hunting With a Chef

A weekend’s pursuit of deer and hogs culminates in a mouthwatering wild game feast. read more

Raising Black Wolves

Young hunters find adventure on an outdoor club’s mentored hunt. read more

Skill Builder: Post-Season Scouting

Increase your chance for hunting success next year by starting now. read more

Skill Builder: Using a Muzzleloader

You get only one chance to shoot with this primitive but satisfying gun. read more

A Hunter's Better Half

The incredible bond between a duck hunter and his dog. read more

Her First Hunt

License? Check. Training? Check. Now it all comes down to the moment you pull the trigger. read more

Fields of Dove

Opening weekend revives Texas hunters’ passion for doves. read more

Bighorn by Bow

Round Rock's mayor scores the first ram by bow and arrow on Texas public land. read more

Lunar Legacy

Astronaut passes hunting heritage on to his family. read more

Skill Builder: Home on the Range

Practice makes perfect for all kinds of shooting enthusiasts. read more

Skill Builder: Patience, Practice, Persistence

Three top tips for improving your shotgun skills. read more

Call of the Wild Turkeys

Symphony conductor draws on musical skills to beguile spring gobblers. read more

The Allure of Antlers

Antlers have comforted and benefited man as spiritual icons and cultural artifacts ranging from tools to art. read more

Scent to Help

Trained dogs lead hunters to wounded deer. read more

Growing Bigger Trophies

Restrictions in East Texas counties are leading to better antler production. read more

First Hunt

Youth hunting event changes the lives of young participants, including my son. read more

At Issue by Carter Smith

Wife does it right in taking her first buck. read more

Skill Builder: Lock Away Danger

Proper gun storage is essential for safety. read more

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2015 Hunting Forecast

This year's rains have brought bright prospects for fall hunting. TPWD experts tell us just how good it might be for deer, dove and more in this digital-only magazine extra.

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Texas Hunting 2014

Hunters are gearing up for the season, and our TPWD experts outline the prospects for deer, dove and more in this Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine digital extra: Texas Hunting 2014.

Deer | Dove | Waterfowl | Quail | Turkey | Squirrel
Firearm safety | Game meats | Chef recipes

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Texas Hunting 2013

How's the hunting? Our experts give the outlook for deer, dove and more in this Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine digital extra: Texas Hunting 2013.

Whitetail forecast | Turkey, dove, quail forecast
Hunter ed | Rifle preparation | Camouflage

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Texas Hunting 2012

Are you ready for hunting season? Scout the hunting possibilities in this Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine digital extra: Texas Hunting 2012.

Dove/teal outlook | Hunting on a budget
Trophy bighorn | Youth hunt tips | Game recipes
Safety through education | Meat processing

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Hunting gear guide

Crossbow Weather

If visions of hunting gear fill your head, you’ll find lots of affordable items in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine gear guide. Whether you're a hunter, angler, bird watcher, hiker, camper or nature photographer, you’re sure to find something you need for your next outdoor outing. GEAR GUIDE

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