Austin, TX -(Ammoland.com)- Apply for hunting opportunities that are also affordable!
From deer and alligator to bighorn sheep and mule deer, the Public Hunt Drawing System lets you take your pick of opportunities in more than 80 hunt areas and 30 hunt categories, including nine youth-only categories. Apply for Special Permits, the chance to hunt many game species in Texas, including exotic wildlife and quality native animals with hunts on TPWD managed lands and specially leased private properties.
These great hunt opportunities are more affordable: Nonrefundable application fees ($3 – $10 depending on the categories) and permit fees for successful applicants (ranging from $80 to $130 per person for most deer hunts). There are no application or permit fees for E-postcard Hunts, U.S. Forest Service Antlerless Deer Permits, youth ages 8-16, or for non-hunting supervising adults on youth-only hunts.
The Mule Deer and Gun Deer-Either Sex hunt categories are the most popular in that they draw the greatest number of applicants. Check out the success rates for all hunt categories in the 2013-14 statistics.
The online catalog lets you search hunting possibilities by hunt category or by location. Deadlines vary by hunt category, from Aug 7 and wrapping up in January. Successful applicants will be notified immediately through email when a hunt drawing is completed.
This is also a great chance for youngsters age 8-16 who want to hunt. Youth Only hunts allow youth to participate in 74 high-quality supervised hunts for deer, feral hogs, javelina, turkey and alligators. These hunts are youth-oriented and scheduled during off-school times.
Two other types of drawn hunts available through the Public Hunt Drawing System are:
- E-postcard Hunts – Late-breaking hunt opportunities do not require application or Special Permit fees. Winners are notified by e-mail and contacted by the hunt area to confirm hunt positions. Winners must have an Annual Public Hunting Permit.
- U.S. Forest Service Antlerless Deer Permits – A limited number of Adult and Youth Only Permits offer hunting during the general open season on Alabama Creek, Bannister, Moore Plantation, and Sam Houston National Forest WMAs.
About The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department manages and conserves the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.