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#5715795 - 04/25/15 09:18 AM Strange game laws and fees
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While driving down 41 the other day I noticed strange new signs on a new high fence, and then down the road a few miles I noticed the same signs on an older high fenced ranch.

At first I just thought the signs were some excentric new ranch owners until I saw the older ranch with the signs.

A google search showed the reason is that if you release quail etc for shooting, you must post these signs. Has this been a law for some time and I've just been oblivious, or is this a new law?

Seems pretty silly, since "private" can be assumed, and what does stating that "this is a bird hunting area" do??

http://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdfo...ation_sheet.pdf


Edited by therancher (04/25/15 09:19 AM)
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#5715805 - 04/25/15 09:29 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
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To me it just lets neighbors or anyone driving by know that the hunting they see out of the normal season is legal within the licensed bird hunting area.
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#5715807 - 04/25/15 09:32 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
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Wonder if the signs are provided.

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#5715815 - 04/25/15 09:41 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
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yeah been around for a while.. your also suppose to band the birds and record each one I believe... its a PITA then you get to watch people shoot a bird you just threw in that same spot 30 minutes ago... oh yay so exciting... It wont bother me if I don't shoot a quail ever again
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#5715852 - 04/25/15 10:34 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
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Never heard of this?

I was told by an employee at the hunting preserve in Chalk mountain, they used jeeps with "quail cannons" on the front and would "shoot" out quail for those rich fellas to shoot out of a high rack. I don't recall ever seening leg tags or signs when I visited in the mid 90's?
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#5715875 - 04/25/15 11:22 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
To me it just lets neighbors or anyone driving by know that the hunting they see out of the normal season is legal within the licensed bird hunting area.


Ok that makes some sense. Keeps calls to GW's down. Theoretically.
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#5715877 - 04/25/15 11:25 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
yeah been around for a while.. your also suppose to band the birds and record each one I believe... its a PITA then you get to watch people shoot a bird you just threw in that same spot 30 minutes ago... oh yay so exciting... It wont bother me if I don't shoot a quail ever again


I wouldn't let that ruin quail hunting for me. But it sounds like u may have some experience with that that I don't.
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#5715878 - 04/25/15 11:30 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
therancher Offline
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I just had never seen signs like that before and it seemed strange.

Another law that I know is not known about or followed closely is the lease license requirement. Over half of the folks I know who lease never even heard of it, or just don't buy them.

IMO it's just another tax on the evil rich landowner.
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#5715883 - 04/25/15 11:33 AM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Never heard of this?

I was told by an employee at the hunting preserve in Chalk mountain, they used jeeps with "quail cannons" on the front and would "shoot" out quail for those rich fellas to shoot out of a high rack. I don't recall ever seening leg tags or signs when I visited in the mid 90's?


What sport is this? Might as well shoot clay pigeons.

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#5716267 - 04/25/15 07:22 PM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: Wilhunt]
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Originally Posted By: wilhunt
What sport is this? Might as well shoot clay pigeons.


How do those clay pigeons taste when you eat them?

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#5716360 - 04/25/15 09:31 PM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
I just had never seen signs like that before and it seemed strange.

Another law that I know is not known about or followed closely is the lease license requirement. Over half of the folks I know who lease never even heard of it, or just don't buy them.

IMO it's just another tax on the evil rich landowner.

Spot on Rancher. Last 3 leases I have been on the LO did not know about the law.
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#5716371 - 04/25/15 09:40 PM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher


Another law that I know is not known about or followed closely is the lease license requirement. Over half of the folks I know who lease never even heard of it, or just don't buy them.



Doesn't work that way in my part of the world. Game Wardens in our district check for a posted license every time they check out a permanent camp. Temporary campsites on a smaller place are usually ignored but if a place has a permanent camp, we better have a copy of our license posted.
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#5716486 - 04/25/15 11:45 PM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: Halfadozen]
therancher Offline
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Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
Originally Posted By: therancher
I just had never seen signs like that before and it seemed strange.

Another law that I know is not known about or followed closely is the lease license requirement. Over half of the folks I know who lease never even heard of it, or just don't buy them.

IMO it's just another tax on the evil rich landowner.

Spot on Rancher. Last 3 leases I have been on the LO did not know about the law.


Yep. I have ranches and neighbors in three different regions. Over half of the landowners haven't heard of the law. What saves them is that the wardens really don't enforce it.
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#5716489 - 04/25/15 11:49 PM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: aeb]
therancher Offline
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Originally Posted By: aeb
Originally Posted By: therancher


Another law that I know is not known about or followed closely is the lease license requirement. Over half of the folks I know who lease never even heard of it, or just don't buy them.



Doesn't work that way in my part of the world. Game Wardens in our district check for a posted license every time they check out a permanent camp. Temporary campsites on a smaller place are usually ignored but if a place has a permanent camp, we better have a copy of our license posted.


Yep. I post it at my big lake ranch. But I don't at the south Texas or hill country place, mainly because I'm at those ranches when someone is hunting there. And it's a very high % of landowners in those areas that don't know about the law.
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#5716492 - 04/25/15 11:58 PM Re: Strange game laws and fees [Re: therancher]
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Years ago I remember reading about releasing pen raised birds and the possible problems of introducing avian diseases into the local wild bird population. Is this one of the possible reasons for keeping a better control on these types of operations?
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