Texas Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Texas Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

The state of Texas offers large as well as small big game hunting seasons. There is a wide range of hunting seasons throughout the year for hunting enthusiasts in Texas. The common hunting game animals include alligator, deer, pronghorn and javelina that make your bowhunting experience once in a lifetime. 

Purchasing a bowhunting license in Texas is made very convenient by the state government, as it can be availed online or through businesses scattered throughout Texas. Licenses can be purchased by both the residents as well as non-residents. For selected game hunts, permits are necessary and they can be availed online. 

Hunters can benefit from the privileges provided by the programs of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. There are 49 Wildlife Management Areas which can be used for hunting and recreation.

The Public Hunt Drawing system selects people and issues them with special permits for hunting in selected areas or selected animals which include Pronghorns, Feral hogs, Alligator and Turkey. In addition to this, Hunt drawings specifically for youths and guided hunts are also provided there.

Texas Bowhunting Season

Category Months
Deer Jan.17-30
Alligator Sept.10-30
Mule Deer Oct.2-Nov.5
Pronghorn Oct.2-17
Wild Turkey Nov.6-Feb.27
Javelina North:Oct.1-Feb.27


License Fee in Texas

Category Base License Type Fee
Archery Junior  $7
Archery Resident $25
Archery Non-Resident $315
Archery Senior $7

Total Area and Regulations for Hunting By State

In Texas there is no minimum limit on draw for Longbows, Compound bows or Recurved bows. Additionally, there are one million acres of hunting land in Texas that can be put to use by residents and non-residents.

Fun Facts About Bowhunting in Texas.

Texas has a huge area allocated to hunting and in different parks, various recreational facilities such as horse riding, fishing and other fun games are available

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