Presenter: Vickie Fite

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Action
Public Hunting – 2004-2005
Establish Open Season and Designate State Parks
May 2004

I. Executive Summary: This item presents the finalized list of public hunting activities to be provided on state parks for the 2004-2005 season and provides for the establishment of the open season on public hunting lands.

II. Discussion: Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 12, Subchapter A, provides that a tract of land purchased primarily for a purpose authorized by the code may be used for any authorized function of the Parks and Wildlife Department if the commission determines that multiple use is the best utilization of the land's resources. Additionally, Chapter 81, Subchapter E of the code provides the commission with the authority to establish open seasons, and authorizes the Executive Director to determine bag limits, means and methods, and conditions for the taking of wildlife resources on wildlife management and public hunting areas. Chapter 62, Subchapter D, provides authority to the Commission to prescribe seasons, number, size, kind, sex and the means and methods for the taking of any wildlife on state parks. Chapter 42, §42.0177, authorizes the Commission to modify or eliminate the tagging requirements of Chapter 42.

III. Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motions:

1. “The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the hunting activities designated in Exhibit A to be conducted on the listed units of the state park system.”

2. “The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes an open hunting season on public hunting lands to run from September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005.”

Attachments - 2
1. Exhibit A – Public Hunting Activities on State Parks 2004-2005
2. Exhibit B – Fiscal Note


Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Exhibit A

Proposed State Park Hunts for 2004-2005

  PARK SPECIES/HUNT TYPE TYPE PERMIT # PERMITS PROPOSED HUNT DATES Visitation Restriction
             
1 Atlanta Deer and feral hogs Special 39 Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 7-9, 14-16 Y
             
2 Big Bend Ranch Deer and unlimited exotics Special 10 Nov. 27- Dec. 1 partial
  Big Bend Ranch Javelina Special 30 Nov. 14-16, Dec. 12-14, Jan. 15-17 partial
  Big Bend Ranch Quail APH/OSR N/A Nov. 4-6, Dec. 9-11, Jan. 19-21 partial
             
3 Brazos Bend Deer and feral hogs Special 120 Nov. 9-11, 16-18, Dec. 7-9 Y
             
4 Bryan Beach Mourning dove APH N/A each day of South Zone season N
  Bryan Beach Waterfowl: Early Teal APH N/A each day of the Early Teal season. N
  Bryan Beach Waterfowl Youth APH N/A each day of the special youth season N
  Bryan Beach Waterfowl: duck APH N/A each day of the South Zone season. N
  Bryan Beach Waterfowl: goose APH N/A concurrent with duck hunts then every day of the Eastern Zone season + any special conservation seasons. N
  Bryan Beach Rails, Gallinules & Snipe APH N/A Concurrent with waterfowl hunts during open season dates . N
             
5 Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Deer and feral hogs APH N/A Oct. 2-29 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Deer and feral hogs Special 40 Jan. 17-19, 21-23 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Deer and feral hogs APH N/A Nov. 6- Jan. 2 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Deer and Feral hogs Youth APH N/A Oct. 30-31, Jan. 15-16 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Squirrel and feral hogs APH N/A Oct. 1-Feb. 6 and May 1-31 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Squirrel Youth/Adult APH N/A Sept. 25-26 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Quail APH N/A Oct. 30-Feb. 27 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Spring turkey APH N/A Apr. 11-24  
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Mourning Dove APH N/A each day of the Central Zone season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Waterfowl- Teal APH N/A each day of the Early Teal season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Waterfowl- ducks APH N/A each day of the North Zone season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Waterfowl- geese APH N/A each day of the Eastern Zone + any special conservation season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Waterfowl- ducks Youth APH N/A North Zone Youth season dates N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Rails & Gallinules APH N/A each day of the season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Snipe APH N/A each day of the season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Woodcock APH N/A each day of the season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Furbearers APH N/A Nov. 1- Mar. 31 N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA Frogs, rabbits, hares & predators APH N/A no closed season N
  Caddo Lake SP/ WMA fishing none N/A no closed season N
             
6 Caprock Canyons Deer and feral hogs Special 6 Dec. 1-3 Y
  Caprock Canyons Exotics and feral hogs Special 20 Jan. 5-7, 19-21 Y
             
7 Choke Canyon - Calliham Unit Deer, Javelina and feral hogs Special 12 Jan. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21 partial
             
8 Choke Canyon - N. Shore Unit Deer, feral hogs and coyotes Special 36 Nov. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 N
  Choke Canyon - N. Shore Unit Deer, feral hogs & coyotes Youth Special 6 Nov. 26-28 N
             
9 Colorado Bend Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 60 Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 Y
  Colorado Bend Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 60 Jan. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 Y
  Colorado Bend Deer, exotics & feral hogs Youth Special 10 Dec. 28-30 Y
             
10 Cooper Lake- South Sulphur Unit Deer and feral hogs APH/OSR N/A Dec. 4-19 partial
             
11 Davis Mountains Javelina Special 20 Jan. 10-12, 12-14, 17-19, 19-21 partial
             
12 Devil's River Exotics Special 40 Jan. 10-12, 12-14 Y
             
13 Devil's Sinkhole Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 20 Oct. 18-22 Y
  Devil's Sinkhole Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 12 Nov. 1-3 Y
  Devil's Sinkhole Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 12 Nov. 8-10 Y
             
14 Martin Dies Jr. Squirrel Youth Reg/APH-OSR   Dec. 4, 5, 11 partial
             
15 Enchanted Rock Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 45 Jan. 5-7, 10-12, 12-14 Y
  Enchanted Rock Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 15 Jan. 3-5 Y
             
16 Fairfield Lake Deer and feral hogs Special 80 Dec. 6-8, 8-10, Jan. 3-5, 5-7 Y
             
17 Fort Boggy Deer, feral hogs and coyotes Special 30 Oct. 11-13, 13-15 Y
  Fort Boggy Deer, feral hogs and coyotes Special 30 Dec. 13-15, 15-17 Y
             
18 Garner Deer, exotics & feral hogs Youth Special 10 Dec. 4-5 Y
  Garner Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 45 Dec. 6-8, 8-10, 13-15, 15-17 Y
             
19 Guadalupe River Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 50 Dec. 13-17, Jan. 3-7 Y
  Guadalupe River Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 50 Dec. 6-10, Jan. 10-14 Y
             
20 Guadalupe River North Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 10 Oct. 4-8, 11-15 Partial
  Guadalupe River North Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 5 Nov. 8-12 Partial
  Guadalupe River North Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 5 Nov. 15-19 Partial
  Guadalupe River North Exotic Special 5 Jan. 31- Feb 4 Partial
  Guadalupe River North Spring Turkey Youth Special 5 Apr. 2-3 Partial
             
21 Hill Country Deer and feral hogs Special 30 Jan. 10-13 Y
  Hill Country Deer and feral hogs Special 30 Jan. 24-27 Y
  Hill Country Deer and feral hogs Special 60 Dec. 6-9, 13-16 Y
             
22 Honey Creek Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 20 Dec. 13-17, Jan. 3-7 Y
  Honey Creek Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 20 Dec. 6-10, Jan. 10-14 Y
  Honey Creek Deer, exotics & feral hogs Youth Special 20 Dec. 4-5, Jan. 8-9, 15-16 Y
  Honey Creek Exotics and feral hogs Special 5 Jan. 31-Feb. 4 Y
             
23 Huntsville Deer and feral hogs Special 45 Jan. 3-5, 5-7, 12-14 Y
  Huntsville Deer and feral hogs Youth Special 15 Dec. 28-30 Y
  Huntsville Squirrel Reg/APH-OSR   Dec. 7, 8 Y
             
24/25 Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Deer and feral hogs Special 10 Dec. 8-10 partial
  Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Deer and feral hogs Special 40 Dec. 15-17, Jan. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 partial
  Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Deer and feral hogs Youth Special 10 Dec. 29-31 partial
             
26 Kickapoo Caverns Deer and feral hogs Special 20 Dec. 6-8 Y
  Kickapoo Caverns Deer and feral hogs Special 25 Dec. 13-15 Y
  Kickapoo Caverns Deer and feral hogs Youth Special 15 Dec. 11-12 Y
             
27 Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs Special 5 Jan. 4-6 Y
  Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs Special 15 Jan. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 Y
             
28 Lake Houston Deer and feral hogs Special 15 Jan. 3-5 partial
  Lake Houston Deer and feral hogs Special 15 Jan. 10-12 partial
  Lake Houston Deer and feral hogs Youth Special 15 Dec. 29-31 partial
  Lake Houston Squirrel & rabbit APH-OSR/ Reg N/A Dec. 6-10 (a.m. only hunts) Y
             
29 Lake Mineral Wells Deer and feral hogs Special 20 Dec. 14-16, 27-29 partial
             
30 Lake Bob Sandlin Deer and feral hogs Special 6 Dec. 7-9 Y
             
31 Lake Somerville Deer, feral hogs and coyotes Special 30 Nov. 9-11 partial
  Lake Somerville Deer, feral hogs & coyotes Youth Special 30 Dec. 18-19 partial
  Lake Somerville Waterfowl APH N/A Early Teal and regular North Zone duck seasons partial
             
32 Lake Whitney Deer, exotics and feral hogs special 10 Jan. 12-14 Y
  Lake Whitney Deer, exotics and feral hogs special 10 Jan. 10-12 Y
             
33 Lost Maples Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 24 Jan. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 Y
  Lost Maples Deer, feral hogs & coyotes Youth Special 6 Dec. 21-22 Y
             
34 Matagorda Island Deer and feral hogs Special 25 Nov. 19-21 partial
  Matagorda Island Deer and feral hogs Special 75 Dec. 3-5, 17-19, 31- Jan. 2 partial
  Matagorda Island Feral hog Special 50 Jan. 14-16, 28-31 partial
  Matagorda Island Dove Reg/APH N/A Sept. 24-26, Oct. 1-3 partial
  Matagorda Island Waterfowl Reg/APH N/A only on Sat. and Sun., a.m. only, during South Zone season for duck partial
             
35 Mother Neff (prairie area ) Dove APH N/A Sept. 1-3, 7-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27- Oct. 1 partial
             
36 Pedernales Falls Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 15 Jan. 11-13 Y
  Pedernales Falls Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 15 Jan. 25-27 Y
             
37 Pedernales Falls Annex Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 6 Oct. 7-11, 21-25 N
  Pedernales Falls Annex Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 6 Nov. 4-8, 18-22 N
             
38 Possum Kingdom Deer, exotics & feral hogs Youth Special 12 Dec. 20-21, 28-29 partial
             
39 Resaca de la Palma Feral hog Special 18 Mar. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 N
  Resaca de la Palma White-winged dove APH-OSR/ Reg N/A each day of the special ww dove season N
  Resaca de la Palma Mourning dove APH N/A each day of the South Zone season. N
  Resaca de la Palma Quail APH N/A Oct. 30- Feb. 27 N
  Resaca de la Palma Rabbits and hares APH N/A concurrent with dove and quail N
             
40 San Angelo Deer and feral hogs Special 60 Dec. 1-3 N
  San Angelo Deer and feral hogs Special 60 Nov. 16-18 N
  San Angelo Deer and feral hogs Youth Special 60 Nov. 13-14 N
  San Angelo Turkey Special 40 Apr. 8-10, 15-17 N
  San Angelo Archery Deer/Turkey APH/OSR   Oct. 2-31 N
  San Angelo Dove, rabbit, squirrel, & waterfowl APH/OSR N/A Sept 1-30, on season dates open for each species on these dates. N
  San Angelo Dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, & waterfowl APH/OSR N/A Dec. 11- Feb. 27, on season dates open for each species on these dates. N
             
41 Sea Rim Alligator Youth Special 6 Sept. 11-12 Sat. - Sun. N
  Sea Rim Waterfow- Teal APH N/A each day of the Early Teal season, ends at noon N
  Sea Rim Waterfowl APH N/A Open on Sun, Wed, and Fri of the general South Zone season N
  Sea Rim Rail,Gallinule and snipe APH N/A concurrent with Teal and waterfowl dates N
  Sea Rim Waterfowl Youth APH N/A each day of the special youth season, ends at noon N
  Sea Rim Feral Hog Archery APH N/A date following close of Reg. Wf season through Mar. 1 in marsh N. of Hwy 87 N
             
42 Seminole Canyon Deer and feral hogs special 16 Dec. 6-8, 8-10, 13-15, 15-17 Y
             
43 South Llano Deer, exotics and feral hogs Special 32 Jan. 3-5, 5-7, 10-12, 12-14 Y
             
44 Tony Houseman Feral hog APH N/A Oct. 1- Mar. 31 N
  Tony Houseman Furbearers/Predators APH N/A Oct. 1- Mar. 31 N
  Tony Houseman Squirrel APH N/A Oct. 1-Feb. 6, May 1-31 N
  Tony Houseman Youth squirrel APH N/A Sept. 25-26 N
  Tony Houseman Waterfow- Teal APH early each day of the Early Teal season N
  Tony Houseman Waterfowl: duck & goose APH N/A Open each day of the North Zone season. N
  Tony Houseman Rabbits and hares APH N/A no closed season N
  Tony Houseman Fish, frogs, crayfish APH N/A no closed season N
  Tony Houseman Youth waterfowl APH N/A South Zone Youth season dates N
  Tony Houseman Dove APH N/A each day of the Central Zone season. N

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