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#5917436 - 09/07/15 08:40 PM Back Porch Dove Hunting
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So, I'm sitting on my back porch after driving home from a few days dove hunting and I can't help but to see several dove flying. Now I live outside the city limits on about a acre of land. We can shoot guns all we want, and several folks around here do. So, can you shoot dove as well. I always thought there was a 10 acre rule in there somewhere, but it don't make since to be allowed to discharge a weapon but not shoot dove. Anyone?
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#5917449 - 09/07/15 08:43 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
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Depends on your county I believe. I know that a projectile may not leave your property boundaries
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#5917461 - 09/07/15 08:46 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
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Denton county. But just barely.
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#5917705 - 09/07/15 10:54 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
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On an acre it would depend on your relationships with your neighbors.
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#5917805 - 09/08/15 06:43 AM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
On an acre it would depend on your relationships with your neighbors.

My thoughts, not trespassing if you have permission. One of the places I hunt is an old family homestead, 3 acres max, but the important part is not only does the neighbor not mind if I shoot birds on his side, he encourages it.

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#5917819 - 09/08/15 07:05 AM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
BlackSnake Offline
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I really don't intend on shooting birds here. It was just one of those thoughts while sitting out back. Not that I haven't pondered the idea. Just wondering out loud.
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#5918260 - 09/08/15 11:37 AM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
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The wording is tricky but unless you're in a subdivision less than 10 acres you're good to go.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdo...eas-in-counties
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#5918675 - 09/08/15 04:08 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
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Could be some problems on 1 acre.


A hunter must be 600 feet from the nearest private property line.

hunt in a subdivision on lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about §235.022, Local Government Code.)
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#5918726 - 09/08/15 04:29 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: Michael W.]
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Originally Posted By: Michael W.
Could be some problems on 1 acre.


A hunter must be 600 feet from the nearest private property line.

hunt in a subdivision on lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about §235.022, Local Government Code.)


take it that's just a city thing
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#5918783 - 09/08/15 05:03 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
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Some cat food and an air rifle don't hurt.

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#5919174 - 09/08/15 08:53 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: Michael W.]
Fooshman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Michael W.



A hunter must be 600 feet from the nearest private property line.



Where'd you pull that from? Seems out of context. That sounds like a rule applicable in some places while hunting on public property.
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#5919320 - 09/08/15 09:54 PM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: Fooshman]
Michael W. Offline
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Originally Posted By: Michael W.



A hunter must be 600 feet from the nearest private property line.



Where'd you pull that from? Seems out of context. That sounds like a rule applicable in some places while hunting on public property.


See Snipers post above.
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#5919670 - 09/09/15 08:38 AM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: BlackSnake]
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People shoot guns out here all the time. I've even chambered a few rounds. The hunting aspect is what I'm referring to. I know it's legal to shoot here.
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#5920110 - 09/09/15 11:53 AM Re: Back Porch Dove Hunting [Re: Michael W.]
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Originally Posted By: Michael W.
Could be some problems on 1 acre.


A hunter must be 600 feet from the nearest private property line.

hunt in a subdivision on lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about §235.022, Local Government Code.)


Sec. 235.022. AUTHORITY TO REGULATE. To promote the public safety, the commissioners court of a county by order may prohibit or otherwise regulate the discharge of firearms and air guns on lots that are 10 acres or smaller and are located in the unincorporated area of the county in a subdivision.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 55(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 240.022 by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 12.003(9), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1210 (S.B. 1400), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2013.
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