Presenters: Linda Campbell

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Action
Establishment of an Open Season on Public Hunting Lands Approval of Public Hunting Activities on State Parks
May 28, 2009

I. Executive Summary: This item seeks authorization of public hunting activities on public hunting lands, including units of the State Park System, for the 2009-2010 seasons.

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, 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 lands, which includes units of the State Park System designated as public hunting lands.

III. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motions:

  1. "The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes an open season on public hunting lands to run from September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010."
  2. "The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the public hunting activities contained in Exhibit A to take place on units of the state park system."

Attachment - 1

  1. Exhibit A – Proposed Hunting Activities for State Parks 2009-2010

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Exhibit A

Proposed State Park Hunts for 2009-2010

No. Park Species/Hunt Type Special Hunt Category Type Permit # Permits Proposed Hunt Dates Visitation Restriction
1 Atlanta Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 20 Dec. 1-3, 8-10 Total
Atlanta Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 21-23 Total
2 Stephen F. Austin Deer and feral hogs ADE Special 12 Dec. 1-3, 8-10 Total
3 Big Bend Ranch Mule deer and unlimited exotics AMD Special 15 Oct. 16-20 Partial
Big Bend Ranch Mule deer and unlimited exotics MDG Special 7 Dec. 11-15 Partial
Big Bend Ranch Mule deer and unlimited exotics YDE Special 10 Dec. 5-6 Partial
Big Bend Ranch Javelina GJE Special 6 Jan. 8-10 Partial
Big Bend Ranch Quail APH/OSR Jan. 2-6, 19-24 Partial
4 Brazos Bend Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 60 Nov. 17-19, Dec. 15-17 Total
5 Caprock Canyons Mule deer, wt deer and feral hogs MDG Special 6 Dec. 1-4 Total
Caprock Canyons Exotics and feral hogs EXO Special 20 Jan. 6-8, 20-22 Total
Caprock Canyons Youth only Quail postcard (10) APH Dec. 12-13 Total
6 Choke Canyon — N. Shore Unit Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 8 Dec. 7-9 Total
Choke Canyon — N. Shore Unit Youth Deer, feral hogs YDA Special 16 Nov. 28-29, Dec. 19-20 Total
Choke Canyon — N. Shore Unit Youth Deer, feral hogs YDM Special 16 Nov. 14-15, Nov. 21-22 Total
7 Colorado Bend Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 60 Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 Total
Colorado Bend Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 28-30 Total
8 Cooper Lake- South Sulphur Unit Deer and feral hogs APH/OSR Dec. 5-20 Partial
9 Copper Breaks Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 1 Dec. 4-6 Total
Copper Breaks Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 1 Dec. 4-6 Total
Copper Breaks Quail APH postcard APH 1 group of 4 Jan. 2-3 Total
Copper Breaks Waterfowl APH postcard APH 1 group of 4 Jan. 4-5 Total
10 Davis Mountains Javelina GJE Special 16 Jan. 11-13, 13-15, 18-20, 20-22 Partial
11 Devils River Exotics AEX Special 20 Jan. 7-11 Total
Devils River Exotics EXO Special 40 Jan. 4-6, Jan 11-13 Total
12 Devil's Sinkhole Deer ADE Special 20 Oct. 19-23 Total
Devil's Sinkhole Deer GDA Special 12 Nov. 4-6 Total
13 Martin Dies Jr. Youth/Adult Squirrel Reg/APH-OSR Dec. 5, 6 Partial
14 Enchanted Rock Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 15 Jan. 4-6 Total
Enchanted Rock Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 15 Jan. 6-8 Total
15 Fairfield Lake Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 60 Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2-4, 30- Jan. 1 Total
Fairfield Lake Deer and feral hogs YDA Special 20 Dec. 28-30 Total
16 Fort Boggy Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 40 Oct. 12-14, 14-16 Total
Fort Boggy Deer, feral hogs GDE Special 40 Dec. 7-9, 9-11 Total
Fort Boggy Feral hogs GFH Special 20 Jan. 4-6 Total
Fort Boggy Deer, feral hogs YDE Special 15 Oct. 31- Nov. 1 Total
17 Garner Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 64 Dec.7-9, 9-11, 14-16, 16-18 Total
Garner Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 5-6 Total
Garner Exotics and feral hogs YEX Special 10 Jan. 9-10 Total
Garner Exotics and feral hogs EXO Special 32 Jan. 11-13, 13-15 Total
18 Guadalupe River Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 15 Dec. 14-18 Total
Guadalupe River Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 45 Dec. 7-11 Jan. 4-8, 11-15 Total
19 Guadalupe River Bauer Unit Deer, exotics and feral hogs ADE Special 10 Oct. 12-16, 19-23 Partial
Guadalupe River Bauer Unit Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 5 Nov. 16-20 Partial
Guadalupe River Bauer Unit Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 5 Nov. 9-13 Partial
Guadalupe River Bauer Unit Spring Turkey Youth YTS Special 5 Mar. 13-14 Partial
20 Hill Country Deer and feral hogs ADE Special 30 Dec. 7-10 Total
Hill Country Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 90 Dec. 14-17, Jan. 11-14, Jan 18-21 Total
21 Honey Creek Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 10 Dec. 14-18 Total
Honey Creek Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 30 Dec. 7-11, Jan. 4-8, 11-15 Total
Honey Creek Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 12-13 Total
22 Huntsville Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 45 Jan. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 Total
Huntsville Youth Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 15 Dec. 28-30 Total
Huntsville Squirrel Reg/APH-OSR Dec. 16, 17 Total
23 Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 10 Dec. 1-3 Partial
Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 40 Dec. 8-10, Jan. 5-7, 12-14,19-21 Partial
Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Youth Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 29-31 Partial
24 Kickapoo Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 20 Dec. 9-11 Total
Kickapoo Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 25 Dec. 14-16 Total
Kickapoo Caverns Youth Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 15 Dec. 5-6 Total
25 Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs ADE Special 5 Dec. 7-9 Total
Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 5 Dec. 9-11 Total
Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 10 Jan. 11-13, 13-15 Total
26 Lake Mineral Wells Deer and feral hogs GDM Special 20 Dec. 15-17, 29-31 Partial
27 Lake Bob Sandlin Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 6 Dec. 7-9 Total
28 Lake Somerville- Birch Creek Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 12 Oct. 27-29 Total
Lake Somerville- Birch Creek Deer, feral hogs GDA Special 24 Dec. 15-17, 29-31 Total
29 Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 6 Oct. 20-22 Total
Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Deer, feral hogs GDA Special 25 Jan. 12-14 Partial
Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Youth Deer, feral hogs YDE Special 15 Dec. 19-20 Partial
Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Waterfowl APH Early Teal, N. Zone duck and E. Zone goose Partial
30 Lake Texana Deer, feral hogs GDA Special 26 Nov. 17-19, Dec. 15-17 Total
31 Lake Whitney Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA special 20 Jan. 4-6, 6-8 Total
32 Lost Maples Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 24 Dec. 21-23, Dec. 28-30, Jan. 4-6 Total
33 Mother Neff Dove APH Sept. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30 Partial
34 Palo Duro Canyon Exotics and feral hogs EXO Special 20 Jan 28-30, Feb. 11-13 Partial
35 Pedernales Falls Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 30 Dec. 1-3, Dec 15-17 Total
Pedernales Falls Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 15 Jan. 12-14 Total
36 Pedernales Falls Annex Deer, exotics and feral hogs ADE Special 3 Oct. 15-18 None
Pedernales Falls Annex Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 6 Nov. 5-8, Nov. 19-22 None
37 Possum Kingdom Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDA Special 12 Dec. 21-22, 28-29 Total
38 Purtis Creek Youth /Adult Waterfowl APH Postcard Jan. 9, 23 Partial
39 Resaca de la Palma White-winged dove APH-OSR/ Reg Sept. 5, 6, 12, 13 Partial
Resaca de la Palma Mourning dove APH-OSR/ Reg Sept. 26, 27 Partial
Resaca de la Palma Mentored Youth/ Adult Dove NEW mentored Oct. 3-4 Partial
40 San Angelo Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 40 Dec. 1-3 Partial
San Angelo Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 40 Nov. 17-19 Partial
San Angelo Youth Deer and feral hogs YDA Special 50 Nov. 14-15 Total
San Angelo Turkey GTS Special 40 Apr. 16-18, 23-25 None
San Angelo Archery Deer/Turkey APH/OSR Oct. 10- Nov.6, 22-29 None
San Angelo Dove, rabbit, squirrel, & waterfowl APH/OSR Sept 1-Oct. 9, on season dates open for each species on these dates. None
San Angelo Dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, & waterfowl APH/OSR Dec. 5- Feb. 28, on season dates open for each species on these dates. None
41 Sea Rim Waterfowl- Teal APH Early Teal season None
Sea Rim Waterfowl APH Sun, Wed., & Fri. of the regular waterfowl season. No hunts prior to Oct 27 or on Christmas, New Years or during Nov 29-Dec. 11 None
Sea Rim Geese APH concurrently with wf hunts + conservation season None
Sea Rim Youth only Waterfowl Regular or APH-OSR each day of the season None
Sea Rim Youth/ Adult Waterfowl Regular or APH-OSR 1st Sat. of the regular duck season after Oct. 26th
Sea Rim Rails, gallinules, snipe APH each day of the WF season None
Sea Rim Feral Hog Archery APH Mon. after close of regular wf season thru Mar. 31 only in marsh N. of Hwy 87 None
42 Seminole Canyon Deer and feral hogs GDE special 40 Dec. 14-16,16-18, Jan. 4-6, 6-8 Total
43 South Llano Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 16 Jan. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21,26-28 Total
South Llano Deer, exotics and feral hogs YDE Special 4 Dec. 28-30 Total
44 Tony Houseman Feral hog APH Oct. 1- Mar. 31 None
Tony Houseman Squirrel APH Oct. 1-Feb. 7, May 1-31 None
Tony Houseman Youth squirrel APH Sept. 26-27 None
Tony Houseman Dove APH each day of Central Zone season None
Tony Houseman Waterfowl- Teal APH each day of Early Teal season None
Tony Houseman Waterfowl: duck & goose APH each day of North Zone season None
Tony Houseman Rabbits and hares APH no closed season None
Tony Houseman Fish, frogs, crayfish APH no closed season None
Tony Houseman Youth waterfowl APH South Zone Youth season dates None
Tony Houseman furbearers and predators APH Oct. 1- Mar. 31 None
44 1,676
There are a total of 1,676 hunt positions, which are104 less than last year.

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