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Public Hunting in Texas


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:

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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Lake Palestine Weather Forecast



Hi: 64

Tuesday Night


Lo: 43


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 72

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 51


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 75

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 60


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 78

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 66

Lake Palestine Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/20: 345.35 (+0.35)

Lake Palestine Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 14)

Water lightly stained; 58–61 degrees; 0.58’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

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