Hunting

Apply online for TYHP hunts The Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP) 2017-18 season has officially opened! The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have joined forces to offer youth hunts that are safe, educational and very affordable.

Believes hot air balloon hog hunting will cause “future catastrophes” without increased oversight The Texas Tribune reports state Rep. John Cyrier wrote a letter May 27 to Gov. Greg Abbott urging him to veto the hot air balloon hog hunting bill. Cyrier,

First drawn hunts deadlines are Aug. 1 Enter online at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to win any of the Drawn Hunts in the 2017-2018 season, including: Hunts on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges Private Lands Dove Hunts Hunts

TPWD Adopts 2017-18 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Texas Parks and Wildlife reports South Texas dove hunters will see increased opportunity this year thanks to a season framework adjustment expanding the early September 4-day Special White-winged Dove Area hunting season to

Hot air balloon hunting requires license by state The San Antonio Express-News reports the Texas Legislature passed a bill to allow feral hog hunting from a hot air balloon. Hunters will now have a less expensive alternative to feral hog

Hunting season dates for 2017-18 available online Texas Parks and Wildlife has their “cheat sheet” of hunting season dates available for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 season. The full summary of rules, regulations and county listings will be available in

White House budget would cut Interior funding by 11 percent Public lands fish and wildlife habitat, public access funding, and hunting and angling opportunities will face severe negative impacts in the administration’s fiscal 2018 budget, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA)

Hog hunting balloon bill moves to Texas Senate The Houston Chronicle reports House Bill 3535 passed unopposed in the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill 3535 would allow for hunters to shoot feral hogs and coyotes from a

Big Time Texas Hunts deadline Oct. 15 Entries for this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts are available now online. Entries cost $9 each at www.tpwd.texas.gov/buyentry , or for $10 each at license retailers. There’s no limit to the number of

Hunters are key to conservation of wildlife Hunters’ role in preservation and restoration of wildlife has been and continues to be so successful that many nations around the world have adopted the model of conservation. Here are a few numbers