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Public Hunting in Texas

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Find a place to hunt on over one million acres of publicly accessible land located throughout Texas. Hunt areas include property owned by TPWD acreage leased by the department from other state and federal agencies, forest products industries, and other cooperating private landowners.


Annual Public Hunting Permit
The Annual Public Hunting Permit (also known as walk-in) provides nearly year-round hunting on nearly one million acres of land. Hunt white-tailed deer, feral hogs, dove, quail, turkey, waterfowl, rabbit, squirrel and more on more than 180 hunting areas, including wildlife management areas, state parks and approximately 120 dove and small game areas leased from private landowners.



Drawn Hunts
The Public Hunt Drawing System provides opportunities to apply for a wide variety of supervised, drawn hunts including special drawings for both adults and youth hunters.
Additionally, TPWD offers E-Postcard selection hunts and special hunt package drawings for exotic wildlife and quality native animals on TPWD managed lands as well as specially leased private properties.



Regular (Daily) Permit Hunts
A Regular Permit is available for certain small game and waterfowl hunts. Regular permits are issued at the hunt area on a first-come first-served basis.


 




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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Monday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 70

Tuesday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 81

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 62

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 87

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 60

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 89

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 63


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/22: 169.59 (-2.41)



Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 1.52’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and stinkbait in 20–30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.