going to Victoria, TX and would like to know if I need a license to shoot hogs/squirrels on a friend's grandparent's land.
If I do need a license, what kind, how much and where. I am in Hou, TX.
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June 12, 2008, 10:18 PM
You must have a valid Texas Hunting License. Get it at most sporting goods stores, even Wall Mart. Many grocery stores sell them in hunting country....
June 12, 2008, 10:19 PM
if i buy the hunting license, will i still need to take a class?
June 12, 2008, 10:46 PM
Depends on your date of birth.....I'm so old I didn't think about that....Get a license and see what they say......
June 13, 2008, 01:57 AM
In TX you don't need a license for depredating hogs. If you are paying for the hunt, you will need a license.
I can't find my 2007-2008 rules and regs book, but in the 2006-2007 TPW booklet, if you were born 9/02/71, you will need the Hunter's safety course.
June 24, 2008, 03:34 PM
If you have not taken the hunters safety course you can buy a one-time deferrment for ten dollars in addition to the regular license fee. You must be accompanied while hunting on a license with deferrment. After it expires (in August) you will have to take the course to get a new license.
June 24, 2008, 04:13 PM
Feral hogs are considered a nuisance animal/varmint. No license needed.
Edited to add: They are mighty tasty, too (if Mr. Piggy is under about 200lbs).
June 24, 2008, 04:57 PM
Not according to Texas F&G regs!
"Although feral hogs are not classified as game animals, a hunting license is required to hunt them."
See section 12:
The exception is:
Depredating feral hogs, if a landowner (resident or non-resident) or landowner's agent or lessee is taking feral hogs causing depredation on the landowner's land.