Thanks for the responses guys. I think Iím going to get annual public permit and give it a shot!
I hunt public land.
Make sure you have that, your hunting license, and Hunter's Education Certification.
The wardens do not give any exceptions.
And like PKnTX said, learn the rules and regulations for each place you're going to hunt.
Lots of these public hunting places have their own unique set of rules.
For example, the rules in Sam Houston National Forest are different than from Somerville PHL.
If I'm hunting deer or hogs, I can take my rifle to Sam Houston, but I can only take my bow to Somerville.
I live in Katy and trying to introduce my 12-year old son to hunting too.
I don't know how old your son is, but if he's going to shoot, he needs to take the Hunter Education course too.
You can also enroll him in the Texas Youth Hunting Program. My son is enrolled in it and were making plans to hopefully get in on one.http://tyhp.alamark.com/