Texas Hunting News

TPWD Passes Changes to Hunting & Fishing Regulations
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted a series of changes to state hunting and fishing regulations that offer greater harvest flexibility on lands managed for mule deer and prairie chickens, while simplifying and expanding hunting opportunity in other areas.
Man Wins Contest With Alleged Illegally Taken Buck
Billy Ray Herring, 65, of Quitman, could have ended up with three prize rifles, free mounts of his kill, and all the great press he could handle. Instead, he owes the state $6,220 in civil restitution and faces felony charges
TPWD Looking at Potential Expansion of Buck Restrictions
Experimental buck deer harvest regulations in six- Post Oak Savannah counties are helping create a healthy deer population, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists and affected landowners and hunters. Harvest pressure of young bucks has decreased significantly during the past 3 years, and the increase in mature bucks available for harvest has pleased many hunters.
Northeast Black Bear Plan Public Meetings Set
More public meetings have been set for this month and next to explain the draft East Texas Black Bear Conservation and Management Plan. This follows the first meeting series held recently in southeast Texas.
Big Time Hunts Winners Announced
"This is unreal," Marsh winner of the Texas Grand Slam said. "I can't believe my stroke of luck and what it all entails. I thought I put in just for the white-tailed hunt, but after I figured out what it was and read through the stuff it just floored me."
Landowners Need License To Conduct Hunts
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department would like to remind landowners that a hunting lease license is required for certain hunting operations. The owner of a hunting lease or the landowner’s agent may not receive pay or anything of value from hunters unless the owner or agent has acquired a hunting lease license from the department.
Deer Season Shaping up to be Best in Years
With more than 83 million acres of available deer range, there is plenty of opportunity for Texas white-tailed deer to roam. And with so much of that country in ideal condition, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists suggest hunters may have to cover more ground than they are accustomed to in order to be successful this fall.
Bighorn Success Remembered as Free Hunt Deadline Nears
Texas hunters are reminded that anyone who buys any type of current season resident hunting license by midnight Oct. 17 will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of two Texas bighorn sheep hunts. Such hunts normally auction for tens of thousands of dollars, making this a chance at the hunt of a lifetime for those who otherwise might not be able to afford it.
Big Time Hunts Offer Premier Opportunities
The Lone Star State boasts some of the finest hunting anywhere in the country, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters a chance to experience the best of the best. The Big Time Texas Hunts program offers the opportunity to win one or more top guided hunts with food and lodging provided, as well as taxidermy in some cases.
Big Game Awards Has New Deadline
The purpose of the Texas Big Game Awards is to emphasize the important role ethical hunting and habitat management play in a healthy ecosystem. According to this program, awards are given to all “Scored Entries— that meet minimum regional requirements and there are no entry fees.