Big Game Hunting in Texas
From whitetail deer to African exotics, the Lone Star State is a spectacular hunting destination. Approximately 97 percent of Texas is privately owned. Landowners have learned that hunters are willing to pay for access. Especially on ranches with good native game, and/or exotics populations.
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There are three options for Texas hunting:
Hunt public land.
Become a member of a hunting lease or club.
Use the services of a guide or outfitter.
Native Big Game in Hunting in Texas:
The major native big game animals in Texas are whitetail deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, collared peccary or javelina, and alligators.
Texas deer hunting is great! Texas has more whitetail deer than any other state. Population estimates in recent year range from three to four million. An estimated 430,000-500,000 whitetails are harvested by sportsmen in Texas annually – more than any other state. It’s is one of the top 10 states for Boone and Crockett whitetail entries. So depending on where/how you’re hunting, trophy quality can be good to amazing.
If you’re looking for some great exotics hunting, the Texas outdoors are blessed with a huge range of non-native game animals. You can hunt almost anything from addax to zebra, but the most popular exotic species are axis deer, blackbuck, fallow deer, sika deer and aoudad.
What you’ll need to go hunting in Texas:
You must have taken a hunter education class if you were born after September, 1 1971.
Texas has over the counter tags and license, available online at Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Texas Hunting Outfitters and Packages