Hunting is huge in Texas, and the state’s sheer size provides countless opportunities to grab a gun and wait patiently for your critter of choice. Deer hunting is one of the biggest draws, and deer season has a major cultural and economic impact on much of the state. Pick up a community newspaper during the winter and you’ll find plenty of photos of hunters, ranging in age from 8 to 88, in the back of their pick-ups proudly displaying the rack of the buck they just killed.
In general, Texas offers something for every kind of hunter, from waterfowl along the Gulf Coast to quail and pheasant in South Texas to feral hogs in East Texas to antelope in the Panhandle. The best place to find all the information you’ll ever need about hunting in Texas—seasons, permits, regulations, restrictions, hunting lodges, and hunting leases—is the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s website: www.tpwd.state.tx.us.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition