Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
KyleB83, Safety1st, Rooboy, kd1188, FinnerandMagoo
64332 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,082
stxranchman 53,720
bill oxner 49,661
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,411
BMD 41,008
SnakeWrangler 39,422
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,376
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics417,608
Posts6,071,521
Members64,332
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? #6953779
11/10/17 03:29 AM
11/10/17 03:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Grand Prairie, TX
G
GrassWitch Offline OP
Green Horn
GrassWitch  Offline OP
Green Horn
G

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Grand Prairie, TX
Hello! Lee here :3
I'm trying to do research and reference for the (hopefully near) future and have been looking this up everywhere,
but just can't seem to find the answer frown .
I'm wondering about laws and regulations specifically regarding hunting and trapping of any sort (including fishing) on your own land here in Texas. I know I'm only 21 and live in an apartment, but one day I plan on having hopefully 5-20 acres of land to use for some light self farming, on top of building myself a little workshop along with a home and all but I hope to have at least 3 to 18 usable acres of viable land for hunting, trapping, fishing, or hell, just camping and exploring, of course I don't mind if I need to get more land, the more the merrier haha...
But yes! Is there any regulations on tags, guns, traps, and the like? I obviously won't be going after endangered species or killing just to kill and not making use of my meat (and well, the whole animal), but aside from the obvious I need answers and can't seem to get them anywhere(thus joining this amazing forum)


I like to socialize but get ornery when I have to do it myself, so ask me questions, strike up a convo, I'll be more than happy!
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6953850
11/10/17 05:33 AM
11/10/17 05:33 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,590
Big D
T
Txduckman Offline
THF Celebrity
Txduckman  Offline
THF Celebrity
T

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,590
Big D

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: Txduckman] #6953866
11/10/17 06:40 AM
11/10/17 06:40 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Grand Prairie, TX
G
GrassWitch Offline OP
Green Horn
GrassWitch  Offline OP
Green Horn
G

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Grand Prairie, TX


Ooh! This is one of the sites I saw in my search but I guess it's cause I'm not really tech-savvy, but I coudn't seem to navigate to anything specifying about doing this on your own land. Just on others lands and state land. Could you please help me sir?


I like to socialize but get ornery when I have to do it myself, so ask me questions, strike up a convo, I'll be more than happy!
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6953872
11/10/17 07:52 AM
11/10/17 07:52 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 19,031
Denton/Argyle
D
dkershen Offline
THF Celebrity
dkershen  Offline
THF Celebrity
D

Joined: May 2009
Posts: 19,031
Denton/Argyle
Originally Posted By: GrassWitch


Ooh! This is one of the sites I saw in my search but I guess it's cause I'm not really tech-savvy, but I coudn't seem to navigate to anything specifying about doing this on your own land. Just on others lands and state land. Could you please help me sir?

In Texas, all God's creatures are owned and regulated by the State and/or Federal govt. So the hunting and trapping laws apply whether you buy or lease or are a guest on the land. Read the website to understand added regulations on federal land.



To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
www.NewHopeEquine.com
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6953873
11/10/17 08:20 AM
11/10/17 08:20 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,590
Big D
T
Txduckman Offline
THF Celebrity
Txduckman  Offline
THF Celebrity
T

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,590
Big D
Find your county you want to buy in and there are the regs. It is not state wide, it is by county.

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: Txduckman] #6953895
11/10/17 11:18 AM
11/10/17 11:18 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Grand Prairie, TX
G
GrassWitch Offline OP
Green Horn
GrassWitch  Offline OP
Green Horn
G

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Grand Prairie, TX
ahh. I see. Welp. I am still trying to learn about everything. Sorry yall for the inconvenience haha. Momma and Daddy never minded my interest but never helped me learn, and when I was in cps they shunned the idea, and so did my ex, so I have not much knowledge.
Makes a little more sense now though. I see now that you don't do anything different on your own land than on anothers, and I already sorta knew it differs by county, but I guess the law is the law lol. It'll be a pain to have tagged stuff all over my property though x.x


I like to socialize but get ornery when I have to do it myself, so ask me questions, strike up a convo, I'll be more than happy!
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6954358
11/10/17 04:56 PM
11/10/17 04:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 7,020
Grayson County
C
Choctaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Choctaw  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
C

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 7,020
Grayson County
Originally Posted By: GrassWitch
It'll be a pain to have tagged stuff all over my property though x.x


Huh?

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: dkershen] #6954511
11/10/17 07:15 PM
11/10/17 07:15 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,302
Texas
C
Cochise Offline
Extreme Tracker
Cochise  Offline
Extreme Tracker
C

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,302
Texas
Originally Posted By: dkershen
Originally Posted By: GrassWitch


Ooh! This is one of the sites I saw in my search but I guess it's cause I'm not really tech-savvy, but I coudn't seem to navigate to anything specifying about doing this on your own land. Just on others lands and state land. Could you please help me sir?

In Texas, all God's creatures are owned and regulated by the State and/or Federal govt. So the hunting and trapping laws apply whether you buy or lease or are a guest on the land. Read the website to understand added regulations on federal land.


Not entirely correct as it pertains to the OPs post - you do not need a fishing license and there are no bag limits/laws pertaining to what you do with fish in your own private waters on your private property.

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6954574
11/10/17 08:08 PM
11/10/17 08:08 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 907
Dumas TX
R
rdhibbs Offline
Tracker
rdhibbs  Offline
Tracker
R

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 907
Dumas TX
You came to the correct place for getting started.

I suggest that you take a Hunter Ed class as soon as you can. I see you are 21 so you can do it totally on line, but in your situation I would recommend you to take the full classroom course so that you can ask questions and have interaction. You will have to have this course to legally hunt any way.

Follow this link and put your zip code in and it will tell you if you have any classes scheduled in your area.


Thank You
Robert

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, right or wrong - is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Theodore Roosevelt
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6954642
11/10/17 09:14 PM
11/10/17 09:14 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,955
Palo Pinto County
2
2000cbr929 Offline
Pro Tracker
2000cbr929  Offline
Pro Tracker
2

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,955
Palo Pinto County
Odd




After eating Payne's sausage I don't know if I can go back to the regular store bought stuff.

"Faster horses, younger women, older whiskey, and more money" Tom T Hall
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: 2000cbr929] #6954794
11/10/17 11:18 PM
11/10/17 11:18 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 12,649
Bedford, TX
TurkeyHunter Offline
THF Celebrity
TurkeyHunter  Offline
THF Celebrity

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 12,649
Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: 2000cbr929
Odd


Not really. Sounds like a young person at 21 without much experience outdoors wanting to follow a dream.

Welcome!


Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: 2000cbr929] #6954798
11/10/17 11:22 PM
11/10/17 11:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 8,503
bastrop county
C
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
colt45  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
C

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 8,503
bastrop county
Originally Posted By: 2000cbr929
Odd
its ODD that you would make a comment


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6954810
11/10/17 11:34 PM
11/10/17 11:34 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 835
Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Y
yotehater Offline
Tracker
yotehater  Offline
Tracker
Y

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 835
Creagleville, Van Zandt county
The laws are favorable to 10+ rural acres, subdivisions excluded. They can have restrictions against any shooting in the subdivision. The more acres the better of course. Especially if you want a range out past 100 yards. You don't need a license for predation control. Hogs and coyotes and raccoons rats and such. I always buy a general resident hunting in case I decide to take a deer or escaped exotic. The main thing is read any and all restrictions to the property before signing anything. The present owner might not not even be aware or fully disclose that. Title search will find anything against it, hopefully.

Buy all you can. They ain't making any more of it.


One shot is all it should take.
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: yotehater] #6954945
11/11/17 01:49 AM
11/11/17 01:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 19,097
Winters
S
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"
Sneaky  Offline
The "Grouch"
S

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 19,097
Winters
Originally Posted By: yotehater
You don't need a license for predation control.


Yes you do. The only exception to that is depredating hogs and coyotes, or furbearers if the hunter possesses a trapper’s license.


Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6955101
11/11/17 04:49 AM
11/11/17 04:49 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,406
GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
R
Ranch Dawg Offline
Veteran Tracker
Ranch Dawg  Offline
Veteran Tracker
R

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,406
GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
popcorn

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6955102
11/11/17 04:53 AM
11/11/17 04:53 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 9,425
Lubbock, TX
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
QuitShootinYoungBucks  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Q

Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 9,425
Lubbock, TX
Troll.




https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6955279
11/11/17 01:29 PM
11/11/17 01:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 947
maximus_flavius Offline
Tracker
maximus_flavius  Offline
Tracker

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 947
Originally Posted By: GrassWitch
Momma and Daddy never minded my interest but never helped me learn, and when I was in cps they shunned the idea, and so did my ex


Sounds like there's a good story there..........

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6955301
11/11/17 01:42 PM
11/11/17 01:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 408
euless, tx
R
rex47 Offline
Bird Dog
rex47  Offline
Bird Dog
R

Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 408
euless, tx
Welcome
hang in there and learn all you can.


when the going gets really tough, I sit down and rest
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6955307
11/11/17 01:46 PM
11/11/17 01:46 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 835
Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Y
yotehater Offline
Tracker
yotehater  Offline
Tracker
Y

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 835
Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Sneaky if predation is happening to your livestock no you don't. If you are fur hunting, yes.


One shot is all it should take.
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6955369
11/11/17 02:17 PM
11/11/17 02:17 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 835
Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Y
yotehater Offline
Tracker
yotehater  Offline
Tracker
Y

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 835
Creagleville, Van Zandt county
In Category B are those animals
listed in the Parks and Wildlife regulations
as fur-bearing animals. Included are wild
fox, skunk, civet cat, raccoon, opossum,
badger, ring-tailed cat, beaver, otter, mink,
nutria, and muskrat. While a recreational
and commercial harvest season and bag
limit is prescribed in that regulation, there
also exists a clause stating that nuisance furbearing
animals may be taken in any
number by any means at any time.
A
nuisance fur-bearing animal is defined as
one that is depredating or is a threat to
human health or safety. A Texas hunting
license is again required, except by the
landowner or his agent for the property
where the nuisance furbearer is located.


One shot is all it should take.
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: GrassWitch] #6955637
11/11/17 05:58 PM
11/11/17 05:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 574
N
nate33 Offline
Tracker
nate33  Offline
Tracker
N

Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 574
If you own the property you can hunt and fish all you want -------- the rules/laws are for people that are leasing property.

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: Sneaky] #6955724
11/11/17 06:58 PM
11/11/17 06:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,087
Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
S
sqiggy Offline
Veteran Tracker
sqiggy  Offline
Veteran Tracker
S

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,087
Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: yotehater
You don't need a license for predation control.


Yes you do. The only exception to that is depredating hogs and coyotes, or furbearers if the hunter possesses a trapper’s license.
No you don't. Anybody can kill hogs if they are tearing your place up without a license. Anybody can kill coyotes if they are attacking/killing livestock or fowl without a license. Anybody can kill beavers that are daming up a creekbed or such without a license. You only need a trapper license if you intend selling the hide.

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: nate33] #6955770
11/11/17 07:27 PM
11/11/17 07:27 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 387
Collinsville, Tx
J
JRR Offline
Bird Dog
JRR  Offline
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 387
Collinsville, Tx
Originally Posted By: nate33
If you own the property you can hunt and fish all you want -------- the rules/laws are for people that are leasing property.


This is how I run mine......

Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: JRR] #6955851
11/11/17 08:41 PM
11/11/17 08:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 12,649
Bedford, TX
TurkeyHunter Offline
THF Celebrity
TurkeyHunter  Offline
THF Celebrity

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 12,649
Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: JRR
Originally Posted By: nate33
If you own the property you can hunt and fish all you want -------- the rules/laws are for people that are leasing property.


This is how I run mine......


I thought landowners still had to have a hunting license and also follow the laws for game animals.

Not referring to stuff like coyotes or feral pigs etc.


Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est
Re: Hunting nd Trapping on Your Own Land? [Re: sqiggy] #6955993
11/11/17 10:04 PM
11/11/17 10:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 19,097
Winters
S
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"
Sneaky  Offline
The "Grouch"
S

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 19,097
Winters
Originally Posted By: sqiggy
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: yotehater
You don't need a license for predation control.


Yes you do. The only exception to that is depredating hogs and coyotes, or furbearers if the hunter possesses a trapper’s license.
No you don't. Anybody can kill hogs if they are tearing your place up without a license. Anybody can kill coyotes if they are attacking/killing livestock or fowl without a license. Anybody can kill beavers that are daming up a creekbed or such without a license. You only need a trapper license if you intend selling the hide.


You need to read a little better.


Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2