TPWD TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PRONGHORN, MULE DEER CHANGES

TPWD Proposes Changes to Mule Deer, Pronghorn Seasons
AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering an experimental landowner controlled harvest pronghorn buck season. Wildlife officials are also proposing an extension of mule deer season under Managed Lands Deer Permits as part of recommended changes to the 2013-14 Statewide Hunting Proclamation.
TPWD staff recommended extending mule deer season on MLDP properties through the end of January. Staff also proposed implementing an experimental pronghorn buck-only harvest under the existing season length and bag limit without permit requirements in three herd units in the Panhandle.
The potential changes are intended to increase recreational opportunity, decrease regulatory complexity where possible and provide for the sound biological management of the wildlife resources of the state.
Comments on the proposed rules may be submitted by phone or e-mail to Robert Macdonald (512) 389-4775; e-mail: robert.macdonald@tpwd.state.tx.us, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. Comments may also be submitted through the department’s Internet web site and at upcoming public meetings to be scheduled around the state.
TPWD Statewide Public Hearings
TPWD Statewide Public Hearings
All meetings start at 7 p.m.
March 4
–Alpine — Kokernot Lodge, 400 N Harrison St.
–Jacksonville — Norman Activity Center, 526 E Commerce St.
March 5
–Dickinson — Dickinson Marine Lab, 1502 FM 517 E
–Fort Stockton — Pecos County Civic Center, N Hwy. 285
March 6
–Dallas/Fort Worth — Cabela’s Allen, #1 Cabela’s Dr.
March 7
–Corpus Christi — Texas A&M Corpus Christi, NRC Rm. 1003, 6300 Ocean Dr.
–Van Horn — El Capitan Hotel, 100 W Broadway
March 11
–Lufkin — Angelina County Courthouse, 159th District Courtroom, 606 E Lufkin Ave.
–Lubbock — Texas Agrilife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. FM1294
March 12
–Dalhart — Dallam County Courthouse, 414 Denver Ave.
–San Antonio — Lions Field Community Center, 2809 Broadway
March 13
–Houston — Sheldon Lake State Park Regional HQ, 14500 Garret Rd.
March 14
–Austin — TPWD Commission Hearing Room, 4200 Smith School Rd.
–Pampa — Gray County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Courtroom, 205 N Russell
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Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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