Thursday Quickies – Texas Public Hunting News

June 19, 2014

Sorry, couldn’t help the post title.  Wonder how much misdirected traffic that will pull in…

Anyway, there are a handful of interesting things going on but I’m still gathering details.  In the meantime, I thought that it’s about time I started posting up some Texas hunting news, along with news from CA.  So here’s a good one to start with:

The Public Hunting Program is launching a new online-only drawn hunt system for 2014-2015 hunts. Starting in early July, you can search for hunts by category and location, apply for hunts and check drawing status, all online.
Drawn Hunts offers affordable hunting experiences on public lands in more than 24 different hunt categories, including eight Youth Only hunt categories. This includes hunts for desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn, white-tailed deer, mule deer, exotics, turkey and more.

This year, all applications will be submitted online and the “Applications for Drawings” booklet will no longer be printed and mailed. Instead, an online catalog of all 2014-2015 hunts will be available.
With the new online-only Public Hunt Drawing System, you can now:

  • Apply multiple times in the same hunt category and apply up until midnight the day of deadline
  • Receive email notifications once selected
  • Print or store permits on a mobile device to display when needed
  • Use your unique Customer ID number as your identifier
  • Pay any required application or permit fees by credit card
  • Apply for antlerless deer tags on US Forest Service areas

Learn more about the Drawn Hunts application process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or (512) 389-4505.

As I’m learning more about Texas, I’ve found that there are actually some pretty intriguing public hunting opportunities around the state.  Obviously, compared to other western states, Texas has very little public land available to hunters.  At the same time, though, the land that out there is extraordinarily diverse, with opportunities for everything from alligators to desert bighorns.  Learn more on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.



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