Please go easy on me…lol
Please explain how public hunting works. I’ve been reading info on TPWD manual and haven’t found answer. My question,
1. Do you have to be drawn to deer hunt on public land? Or
Some places yes, some places no. Some places you need a first come first serve permit for the season. There are different controlling authorities for different areas. There are different rules for different areas including different hunting methods and different dates from regular season dates. And different bag limits depending on how the land is managed. https://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/348583/
Can anyone with the proper tags and license show up on any allowable public hunting area and hunt deer during appropriate season?
No. Not in the way you asked that. It's not always that simple.
Any tips on hunting public lands are appreciated.
Pick a public hunting area or two near you. Find he rules and regs for that particular area to see if it fits the kind of hunting your wanting to do, obtain any required permit if needed, research it online and go scout it in person. And hunt it.