Texas Hunting News

Texas State Bison Herd to Once Again Freely Roam the Caprock

Eighty descendants of the great Southern Plains bison herd that numbered in the tens of millions in the mid-19th century will once again roam the range of their ancestors at Caprock Canyons State Park.

Texas Deer Management Workshop Offered at Engeling Wildlife Management Area

The Henderson County Wildlife Committee will sponsor a white-tailed deer management workshop at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, September 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Topics to be covered include deer management techniques, age and sex ratios, herd health, habitat management, food plots, trophy scoring, data collection, record keeping and census techniques. An optional spotlight deer survey will also be offered.

The workshop is limited to the first 60 people to register. Registration is open until Sept. 19.

Texas PWD Offering Hunter Education Instruction Training - Aug. 13th

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be conducting a free hunter education new instructor training workshop Saturday, August 13, 2011, in Waco. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dewey Recreation Center, 925 N. 9th Street.

Two More Men Indicted in Kansas Deer Poaching Case

Two Texas hunters have been indicted on federal poaching charges, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Justin Klein, 29, of Center, Texas, was indicted on three counts of transporting deer across state lines after the deer were illegally taken in Kansas. Johnny Risinger, 43, of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, was indicted on one count of the same offense. The indictments allege the deer were taken in violation of Kansas hunting laws in 2005, 2006, and 2007 in Comanche County, Kansas.

Texas Man Gets Jail Time For Illegal Sale of Guided Hunts

A Texas man was sentenced June 21 in federal court in Wichita on felony charges of conspiracy, wildlife trafficking and obstruction of justice related to the illegal sale of guided deer hunts in southern Kansas, announced Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, and Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Texas BOW Program Opportunities Available

From pink fishing vests to camo print press-on fingernail decals, mainstream outdoor culture is opening up to the ladies. Most gear now comes with a line especially tailored for women, but if your backpack is full and your knowledge base is empty, chances are you may never unroll that new sleeping bag under the stars.

Mountain Lion Shot and Killed Near El Paso

A mountain lion that authorities first had tried to tranquilize led law enforcement officers, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden captain and city animal control officers on a wild chase through central El Paso that ended with the animal being shot and killed.

Texas Adopts 2011-12 Hunting Regulations With Few Changes

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted hunting and fishing regulations for 2011-12 with relatively few changes. All amendments take effect Sept. 1, 2011.

Topping the list are regulation changes impacting turkey hunting.

Texas Spring Turkey Outlook - Lots of Jakes

Spring turkey hunters are going to see a lot of jakes and hear from even more this season, but success in finding mature gobblers will depend on hunting location.

"You might start calling and have 10 jakes run up," says Jason Hardin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department upland game bird program leader.

Most of the state's spring turkey hunting activity occurs in South Texas and in the Hill Country. TPWD estimates about 50,000 hunters take part in Texas' spring turkey season, harvesting about 25,000 gobblers.

200 Texas Pronghorns Get New Home

Two hundred Panhandle pronghorns got a new home on the range this week as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists transported the animals 500 miles for release on the Marfa Plateau both to bolster the diminished Trans-Pecos herd and help researchers determine why the West Texas herd has been in decline in recent years.