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Texas Parks and Wildlife Regulations on wildlife including necessary permits for various species. Animals regulated include: game animals, game birds, deer, exotic species, threatened and endangered species, bobcats, raptors, alligators, "fur bearing" animals (beavers, raccoons, foxes, minks, and others).
This information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department compiles current fishing and hunting regulations and includes a few news articles. This page features downloadable booklets, pocket guides and an app.
Updated each year, this publication from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department provides an overview of relevant fishing laws in Texas. It includes information about license requirements as well as species-specific regulations.
Sometimes wildlife can be dangerous or harmful to humans. Texas law addresses certain species of wild animals that can become a nuisance to humans and sets out ways that people can mitigate the dangers of these species.
Use this site to learn how game wardens enforce Texas wild game laws and locate your county's game warden. This site also discusses Operation Game Thief, where you can report game violations such as poaching.