- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Hunters eager to apply for the state’s public hunt drawings can throw away pencil and paper and log onto the Internet.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says it will only accept online applications for the popular hunting packages.

A Parks and Wildlife statement says the new system will allow hunters to browse the drawn hunt catalog by hunt category and location using interactive maps, as well as complete the application and pay online. Selected applicants will be notified by email and can accept permits and pay any fees online. Permits will be issued by email and can be printed at home or stored on a mobile device.

Applicants not selected may still enter a secondary drawing if any permits are unclaimed by the payment deadline.

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Online:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/drawnhunts/