Texas Hunting News

Hunting and Fishing Licenses Go on Sale Aug. 15
New hunting and fishing licenses for 2003-04 will be available beginning Aug. 15, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is urging customers to buy early and avoid the Labor Day Weekend rush heading into the dove hunting season.
Time to Apply for Drawings on Public Hunting Lands
For a quality, affordable hunting experience, few opportunities can beat the special drawings for hunts offered through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's public hunting program.
Law Offers Landowners Relief Against Hunting Liability
Whether it's negotiating a deer or dove hunting lease or just getting access to a neighbor's ranch, the issue of liability can sometimes be an obstacle. But it doesn't have to be.
Bighorn Sheep Permit Nets $102,000
Amidst a sagging economy and tightening budgets, a wildlife restoration project in West Texas just got a raise. The Texas Bighorn Society auctioned off a Desert Bighorn Sheep permit for $102,000 last weekend to Glenn Thurman from Mesquite, Texas during its annual fundraiser.
SCOT Awards Cash Prize to Public Hunting Survey Respondent
The Sportsmen Conservationists of Texas (SCOT) has awarded a $100 cash prize to David L. Chandler of McGregor after his name was drawn from among the 5,774 individuals who responded to the TPWD public hunting mail survey. Chandler was among a sampling of the 41,805 people who purchased an Annual Public Hunting Permit for the 2002-03 season.
Hunting, Fishing, Boat Fees to Increase
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Commission voted unanimously May 29 to increase most hunting and fishing license and boat registration fees. The cost of senior and youth license types will not increase.
Sixth Annual Deer Study Group Set
The sixth annual West Texas Deer Study Group session, which offers a variety of information about the white-tailed deer, is set for May 15-16.
Alligator Incident Prompts Review
On April 24, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden responded to a complaint about a nuisance alligator in the Shadow Bend subdivision in Fort Bend County. The game warden determined that it was urgent to get the alligator out of the area for the safety of the people. He used a rope to lasso the alligator and attempted to pull it by hand, but it behaved aggressively. He then tied it to his truck and towed it away from the crowd at 2-3 miles per hour so that he could use his firearm safely to kill the alligator.
Comments Wanted on Mule Deer Permit Proposal
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold public hearings to take public comments on a proposed wildlife regulation change that would expand the Managed Lands Deer (MLD) permit program for white-tailed deer to include mule deer.
USDA Provides Funding for CWD Monitoring
Texas is likely to get a share of $4 million in new federal funding to help detect the presence of chronic wasting disease, a fatal deer and elk brain illness.