Deer Breeder Permit (DBP) allows landowners to hold, breed,
sell, and/or restock properties with privately
managed white-tailed deer herds. It is
important to understand that
this permit, you
sell, or purchase
these deer similar to other forms of
livestock. To handle any other white-tailed deer found in
the state of Texas, different permits are required.
As well as being breeders ourselves,
Texas Wildlife Management works as the Certified Wildlife
Biologist for breeders
across the state from the very first breeder permit (TX 0001) to
as recent as those issued. We would be
happy to assist you design, build, or populate your breeding
facility and assist you in managing it in accordance with the
The Deer Breeders Permit is fairly simple to obtain. If you desire to
become a breeder you will need
You will first need a facility to hold the animals. We deal with
breeders whose facilities range from less than 1 acre to 100 acres. The requirement of all the facilities is that they
must have the components that meet the basic needs of the animals;
food, water, & cover.
Each facility has to be
approved by a Certified Wildlife
The TPWD Application needs to be completed in full.
A Facility Plat diagram need to be completed.
TPWD application and permit fee of $200.
The permit period is from July 1 thru June 30 of the following
year. The Reporting period is April 1 thru March 31.
Renewalas are due May 15.
TPWD's Deer Breeder Permit Application
can assist you with all aspects of your a Deer Breeding Program:
We also offer
discounted resources on items such
feeders, materials, and feed.
offers the service of
Hand Raising Fawns for our clients'
deer. The charge is $750/fawn.
frequently asked questions regarding the Deer Breeder
Permit, please visit our FAQ
on Handraising White-tailed Deer Fawns
Our Breeder Deer