hunting heritageHunting Heritage programs educate Texans about the importance of wildlife management and the integral role that hunting plays in habitat conservation, while instilling a love of the outdoors and hunting.

The Texas Big Game Awards and the Texas Youth Hunting Program (both partnerships with Texas Parks and Wildlife) foster an appreciation for the heritage of hunting through statewide events which provide participants with the knowledge that hunting equals habitat. Through these educational efforts, the number of informed, caring, and skilled hunter-conservationists is increased.