Both Texas residents and non-residents can now apply for Texas’ Drawn Hunt Program. This allows hunters to apply for 61 categories. These include various native species and exotics.
Also included this year are two new hunt areas. These are the Caddo Lake and Neches River areas. In addition, the TPWD created three private land hunts for feral hogs, spring turkeys, and quail. Applying for these hunts is also relatively inexpensive. Fees range from $3 to $10 depending on the species.
Deadlines for the Drawn Hunt Program are the 1st and 15th of each month. This runs from August to November. If you draw a tag you may have to pay a special permit fee of $80 to $130. If you have a youth hunter you should know that no fees are required.
Texas is another great state to hunt in and with a chance at an exotic without the flight to Africa, why not try it? On the other hand, if native species are more your style go for those too. You could bring home an alligator, whitetail, or have fun on a dove hunt.
Another great reason to apply for these hunts is that they are for both public and private lands. Not very many hunts allow you an up-front chance to hunt private property. The worst you can do is not apply. Your chances will always be zero unless you try! You can find more information by checking out the Texas Park & Wildlife website by clicking here.