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Hunting in Texas

Anything you want to know about Hunting in Texas? Here we have the most important facts for you:

In order to pursue the hunting sport in Texas, hunting education is important. This education is compulsory for people born after 2nd September, 1971. The course is offered all over Texas and as the hunt season gets closer, the places fill up quickly. Workshops are also provided for women by TPWD where women can learn how to fish, hunt and learn similar skills in an environment that is supportive.

Game Regulations and Laws

Statewide laws can be found on TPWD’s official website (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department). Different counties might have their own special regulations, so it is always recommended to check out the rules. For instance – in case of feral hog in east, central and south Texas (density in other areas is less), license and the permission of the landowner is necessary to hunt. Hogs can be hunted any time of the year by any method and using any means. In case of doves, however, there are special timings, possession limit and daily bag composition. A thorough knowledge of laws is important.

Getting a License

In order to hunt legally, a license is necessary. Sometimes, the animal or bird hunted might even require special stamp endorsements. Upwards of 1600 agents sell fishing and hunt licenses all over the state. The license can also be purchased online through the official website of TPWD.

Practicing

Before the actual hunt, it is important to become a good shooter. For this purpose, there are various target and rifle ranges all over the state. It is also recommended to buy the firearm according to what is being hunted.

Finding a Place to Hunt

There are more than 200 private lands, US Forest Service lands, State Parks, Wildlife Areas and other public hunting areas. For walk-in-hunts, an annual permit can be purchased. There are also drawn hunts, youth hunting programs and wildlife refuges.

TPWD offers a simple search engine to find the best location in south Texas and the rest of the state to hunt. The hunting regulations should be followed by everyone to keep the hobby fun and safe.

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