Commission Agenda Item No. 6
Presenter:  Linda Campbell

Action
Establishment of an Open Season on Public Hunting Lands
Approval of Public Hunting Activities on State Parks
May 27, 2010

I.       Executive Summary:  This item seeks authorization of public hunting activities on public hunting lands, including units of the State Park System, for the 2010-2011 seasons.

II.     Discussion:  Discussion:  Parks and Wildlife Code (the Code), Chapter 12, Subchapter A, Section 12.026 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:  Staff recommends that the Commission adopt the proposed motions:

        1.    "The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes an open season on public hunting lands to run from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011."

        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."

Attachments — 1

1.   Exhibit A – Proposed Hunting Activities for State Parks 2010-2011


Commission Agenda Item No. 6
Exhibit A

Proposed Hunting Activities for State Parks 2010-2011
  Park Species/Hunt Type Special Hunt Category Type Permit # Permits Proposed Hunt Dates Visitation Restriction
1 Abilene Dove   APH/OSR   Central Zone N
  Abilene Early Teal   APH/OSR   Early season N
  Abilene Waterfowl   APH/OSR   N. Zone Waterfowl N
2 Atlanta Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 10 Nov. 30- Dec. 2 Y
  Atlanta Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 20-22 Y
3 Stephen F. Austin Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 20 Nov. 30-Dec 2, Dec 7-9 Y
4 Big Bend Ranch Mule deer and unlimited exotics AMD Special 15 Oct. 15-20 partial
  Big Bend Ranch Mule deer and unlimited exotics MDG Special 10 Dec. 10-15 partial
  Big Bend Ranch Mule deer and unlimited exotics YDE Special 10 Dec. 4-5 partial
  Big Bend Ranch Javelina and unlimited exotics GJE Special 12 Nov. 12-14 partial
  Big Bend Ranch Quail   APH/OSR   Jan. 5-9, 12-16 partial
5 Brazos Bend Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 70 Nov. 16-18, Dec. 14-16 Y
6 Caprock Canyons Mule deer, wt deer and feral hogs MDG Special 8 Dec. 14-17 Y
  Caprock Canyons Youth Mule deer, wt deer and feral hogs YDE Special 4 Dec. 28-29 Y
  Caprock Canyons Exotics and feral hogs EXO Special 20 Jan. 5-7, 19-21 Y
  Caprock Canyons Feral hogs GFH Special 10 Feb. 2-4  
  Caprock Canyons Youth Quail   APH postcard   Feb. 19-20 Y
7 Choke Canyon - N. Shore Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 8 Dec. 14-16 Y
  Choke Canyon - N. Shore Deer, feral hogs GDM Special 5 Dec. 6-10 Y
  Choke Canyon - N. Shore Youth Deer, feral hogs YDM Special 10 Dec. 4-5, Dec. 18-20 Y
  Choke Canyon - N. Shore Feral hogs GFH Special 5 Mar. 15-17 Y
  Choke Canyon - N. Shore Youth Feral hogs YFH Special 5 Mar. 12-13 Y
8 Colorado Bend Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 60 Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 Y
  Colorado Bend Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 28-30 Y
9 Cooper Lake- South Sulphur Unit Deer and feral hogs   APH/OSR   Dec. 4-19 partial
10 Copper Breaks Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 1 Dec. 3-5 Y
  Copper Breaks Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 1 Dec. 3-5 Y
  Copper Breaks Feral hogs GFH Special 2 Feb. 4-6 Y
  Copper Breaks Quail   APH postcard   Jan. 8-9 Y
  Copper Breaks Waterfowl   APH postcard   Jan. 10-11 Y
11 Davis Mountains Javelina and feral hogs GJE Special 16 Jan. 10-12, 12-14, 17-19, 19-21 partial
12 Devils River Exotics and feral hogs AEX Special 25 Dec. 6-10 Y
  Devils River Exotics and feral hogs EXO Special 75 Jan. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 Y
13 Devil's Sinkhole Deer, exotics and feral hogs ADE Special 20 Oct. 18-22 Y
  Devil's Sinkhole Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 12 Dec. 1-3 Y
  Devil's Sinkhole Youth Deer, exotics and feral hogs YDE Special 12 Oct. 30-31 Y
14 Martin Dies Jr. Youth/Adult Squirrel   Reg/APH-OSR   Dec. 11, 12 partial
15 Enchanted Rock Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 15 Jan. 3-5 Y
  Enchanted Rock Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 15 Jan. 5-7 Y
16 Fairfield Lake Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 60 Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 1-3, 29-31 Y
  Fairfield Lake Youth Deer and feral hogs YDA Special 20 Dec. 27-29 Y
17 Fort Boggy Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 40 Oct. 18-20, 20-22 Y
  Fort Boggy Deer, feral hogs GDE Special 40 Dec. 6-8, 8-10 Y
  Fort Boggy Feral hogs GFH Special 20 Jan. 3-5 Y
  Fort Boggy Youth Deer, feral hogs YDE Special 15 Oct. 30-31 Y
18 Garner Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 64 Dec. 6-8, 8-10, 13-15, 15-17 Y
  Garner Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 4-5 Y
  Garner Youth Exotics and feral hogs YEX Special 10 Jan. 8-9 Y
  Garner Exotics and feral hogs EXO Special 32 Jan. 10-12, 12-14 Y
19 Guadalupe River Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 60 Dec. 6-10, 13-17, Jan. 3-7,10-14 Y
20 Guadalupe River Bauer Unit Deer, exotics and feral hogs ADE Special 10 Oct. 11-15, 18-22 Partial
  Guadalupe River Bauer Unit Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 5 Nov. 8-12 Partial
  Guadalupe River Bauer Unit Youth Spring Turkey YTS Special 5 Mar. 12-13 Partial
21 Hill Country Deer and feral hogs ADE Special 30 Dec. 6-9 Y
  Hill Country Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 90 Dec. 13-16, Jan. 10-13, Jan 17-20 Y
22 Honey Creek Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 15 Dec. 13-17 Y
  Honey Creek Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 45 Dec. 6-10, Jan. 3-7, 10-14 Y
  Honey Creek Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 11-12 Y
23 Huntsville Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 45 Jan. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 Y
  Huntsville Youth Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 15 Dec. 27-29 Y
  Huntsville Squirrel   Reg/APH-OSR   Dec. 15, 16 Y
24/25 Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 10 Nov. 30-Dec. 2 partial
  Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 40 Dec. 7-9 Jan. 4-6, 11-13,18-20 partial
  Inks Lake/Longhorn Caverns Youth Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 10 Dec. 28-30 partial
26 Kickapoo Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 20 Dec. 8-10 Y
  Kickapoo Caverns Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 25 Dec. 13-15 Y
  Kickapoo Caverns Youth Deer and feral hogs YDE Special 15 Dec. 4-5 Y
27 Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs ADE Special 5 Dec. 6-8 Y
  Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 5 Dec. 8-10 Y
  Lake Brownwood Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 10 Jan. 10-12, 12-14 Y
28 Lake Mineral Wells Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 10 Dec. 14-16  
  Lake Mineral Wells Deer and feral hogs GDM Special 10 Dec. 28-30 partial
29 Lake Somerville- Birch Creek Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 30 Nov. 9-11, 16-18 total
  Lake Somerville- Birch Creek Deer, feral hogs GDA Special 12 Dec. 14-16 total
30 Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Deer, feral hogs ADE Special 6 Oct. 12-14 total
  Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Deer, feral hogs GDA Special 25 Jan. 4-6 partial
  Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Youth Deer, feral hogs YDE Special 15 Dec. 18-19 partial
  Lake Somerville-Nails Creek Waterfowl   APH   Early Teal, N. Zone duck, Youth WF seasons partial
31 Lake Texana Deer, feral hogs GDE Special 30 Nov. 16-18, Dec. 14-16  
32 Lake Whitney Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA special 20 Jan. 3-5, 5-7 Y
33 Lost Maples Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 24 Dec. 20-22, Jan. 3-5, 10-12 Y
34 Mother Neff Dove   APH   Sept. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30 partial
35 Palo Duro Canyon Exotics and feral hogs EXO Special 20 Jan 27-29, Feb. 10-12 partial
36 Pedernales Falls Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 15 Dec. 7-9 Y
  Pedernales Falls Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 30 Dec. 21-23, Jan. 4-6 Y
37 Pedernales Falls Annex Deer, exotics and feral hogs ADE Special 3 Oct. 14-17 N
  Pedernales Falls Annex Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 6 Nov. 4-7, Nov. 18-21 N
38 Possum Kingdom Youth Deer, exotics & feral hogs YDA Special 12 Dec. 21-22, 28-29 Y
39 Resaca de la Palma White-winged dove   APH-OSR/ Reg   Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12, partial
  Resaca de la Palma Mourning dove   APH-OSR/ Reg   Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26, Oct. 2,3 partial
  Resaca de la Palma Mentored Youth/ Adult Dove   mentored   Sept. 19 partial
40 San Angelo Deer and feral hogs GDE Special 30 Nov. 30-Dec. 2 partial
  San Angelo Deer and feral hogs GDA Special 30 Nov. 16-18 partial
  San Angelo Youth Deer and feral hogs YDA Special 40 Nov. 13-14 Y
  San Angelo Turkey GTS Special 40 Apr. 15-17, 22-24 N
  San Angelo Archery Deer/Turkey   APH/OSR   Oct. 16- Nov. 7, 20-28 N
  San Angelo Dove   APH/OSR   Sept. 1- Oct.. 15, Dec. 26- Jan 9 N
  San Angelo Early Teal   APH/OSR   Sept. 12-27 N
  San Angelo Quail   APH/OSR   Dec. 4- Feb 27  
  San Angelo Squirrel/ Rabbits   APH/OSR   Sept 1-Oct. 15, Dec. 4- Feb. 27 N
  San Angelo Waterfowl   APH/OSR   on season dates open for each species N
41 Sea Rim Waterfowl - Teal   APH   Early Teal season N
  Sea Rim Waterfowl   APH   Sun, Wed, & Fri of Reg wf season. No hunts prior to Oct 27, during Nov 29-Dec. 11, on Christmas, or N. Years N
  Sea Rim Geese   APH   concurrent with wf hunts + after the Feb. 3rd thru conservation season N
  Sea Rim Youth only Waterfowl   Reg or APH-OSR   North Zone youth only dates N
  Sea Rim Youth/ Adult Waterfowl   Reg 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 N
42 Seminole Canyon Deer and feral hogs GDE special 40 Nov. 29- Dec. 1, 1-3, 13-15, 15-17 Y
43 South Llano Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDA Special 12 Jan. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 Y
  South Llano Youth Deer, exotics and feral hogs YDE Special 4 Dec. 28-30 y
  South Llano Deer, exotics and feral hogs GDE Special 4 Jan. 25-27 Y
44 Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Feral hog   APH   Oct. 1- Mar. 31 N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Squirrel   APH   Oct. 1-Feb. 6, May 1-31 N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Youth squirrel   APH   Sept. 25-26 N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Dove   APH   each day Central Zone N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Waterfow- Teal   APH   each day Early Teal N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Waterfowl: duck & goose   APH   each day of North Zone N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Rabbits and hares   APH   no closed season N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Fish, frogs, crayfish   APH   no closed season N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP Youth waterfowl   APH   South Zone Youth season N
  Blue Elbow Swamp-Tony Houseman WMA/SP furbearers and predators   APH   Oct. 1- Mar. 31 N

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