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Texas Hog Hunting Legality

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by MrMurphy, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Friend of mine has 90 acres of land, just built a house. He's found out he's got wild hogs on it. Since wild hogs are considered "varmints" or pests, I know there's no season on them, it's a shoot-on-sight sort of thing. But do I need a hunting license for whacking a non-game-animal on private property that's destroying his land?

    PS intended weapon is 12ga Nova SP 18.5" with slugs and ghost ring sights. Pigs are supposed to be 300+lb range.
     
  2. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Helllooooooooo need an answer here!
     

  3. hcook

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    IIRC, the laws about this have recently changed to allow the landowner or their agent to shoot hogs without a license. However, I'd suggest that you contact TPW to double check.

    Oh, and if you need some help clearing them out just let me know. :cool:
     
  4. Glockerel

    Glockerel Got Mojo?

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  5. SoDFW Jason

    SoDFW Jason Slow Hillbilly

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    Let me know if you need any help with eradicating the hog population down there. I need a place to hunt.
     
  6. terlingua

    terlingua Senor Member

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    You don't need a hunting license, but you do have to have proof that you've taken the hunters education class (if you were born after 1970 or 1971?).
     
  7. hcook

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    I guess my kids didn't take my last brain cell after all... ;g

    So, how 'bout it? Have gun, will travel. ;f
     
  8. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Never taken a hunter's ed class, as I don't hunt.....

    Would a CHL do?
     
  9. hcook

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    Nope, CHL won't cut it.
     
  10. MacPelto

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    If you go to the TPWD website, you can do most of the hunter's ed stuff online, then the class is 5 bucks and takes 4 hrs. It's really easy, and now is a good time to do it, since dove season just opened and they're running them almost non-stop, and not all of them are listed.

    Check out http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/edu/hunted/

    Oh, yeah, if you're putting a hunting party together, feel free to drop me a line...:)
     
  11. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    The 2003 huntng Texas manual i have here in front of me says..."A LANDOWNER CAN TAKE FERAL HOGS CAUSING DAMAGE, WITHOUT A LICENCE.... BUT, ALL HUNTER ED, REQUIRMENTS STILL APPLY!"......

    Dumb law... but that is what the book says.. You can even be a non- resident, as long as you are within the preameters, of the hunter ed, thing. Page 28, 3/4 way down, under.."New Law!"

    OOPS!..... Didn't mean to do 'all caps' above. :)


    CanyonMan