Texas Hunting Season
Is Texas a good state for hunting?
With so much land, public and private, Texas is a great place to hunt. We love it and trying to go every year. There are many private ranches, but one of the biggest public lands in Texas is Sam Houston. It has massive 163,000 acres. If you are looking to hunt whitetails, you only need a hunting license and an APH permit. That also applies if you want to hunt any other wild game animal.
If you kill a deer or doe, all you do is tag it can pack. Unless there is a check station which is usually set up early in the season, most of the times first two Saturdays. You can check all public hunting land here. (for better view use an Ipad or Desktop computer)
When is the Whitetail Season in Texas?
General North Nov. 5 - Jan. 1
South Nov. 5 - Jan. 15
Special Late North Jan. 2-15
South Jan. 16-29
Youth-Only North Oct. 29-30 & Jan. 2-15
South Oct. 29-30 & Jan. 2-15
Archery 252 of 254 counties Oct. 1 - Nov. 4
Muzzleloader 90 of 254 counties Jan. 2-15
Is it legal to hunt with a crossbow during the Archery Season in Texas?
Doctor's statement no longer needed to crossbow hunt in Texas on general season and archery only. New law has been passed in 2009, so you can grab your latest crossbow and go hunting. The only regulations is in Grayson County and some small unit of public hunting lands that still restrict crossbow use during the Archery Only season to persons with permanent upper limb disabilities. You can visit official site for more information.
How much Texas hunting license cost?
You can buy a Resident Hunting License Texas resident - $25
Senior Resident Hunting License Texas resident 65 years and older - $7
Youth Hunting License Texas resident or non-resident under 17 years at date of purchase - $7
Annual Public Hunting Permit - $48
That covers hunting, fishing, hiking and other recreational uses.
Non-resident General Hunting - $315
Note: you must hold or purchase a season Hunting license to purchase an Annual Public Hunting Permit
Digital hunting license available now in Texas
This is a great news for this year in Texas. From now hunters and anglers can buy the digital super combo license at the official site and use digital tags for harvested deer, turkey and oversized red drum.
What animals can you hunt in Texas?
The primary game animals in Texas are white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, desert bighorn sheep, gray or cat squirrel, red or fox squirrel, collared peccary or javelina, and alligators.
There is a chance for the hunters to win ten premium hunt packages on some of the exceptional private ranches and prime wildlife management areas in Texas. All you have to do to enter is to purchase the license. You can enter the Big Time Texas Hunts program.
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