The Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be offering public hunting for white-tailed deer at their Mission Lake Unit in Calhoun County. These deer hunts will be youth-only hunts. Hunters will be selected through a postcard drawing prior to the hunt. Baiting will be allowed and use of ATVs and ORVs is recommended. Centerfire rifles with mounted scopes are the only legal harvest means duirng these public hunts.
The youth deer hunting application may contain a single supervising adult and up to 2 youths, or 2 supervising adults and 2 youth hunters. Submitted postcards must contain the hunt type, hunt date, group leader’s daytime phone number, email address, and the names of each hunter. To maximize your chance of being selected to hunt, each person (youth) may apply for each hunt date. However, make sure that hunters do not send in more than one application per hunt date. A youth can also apply as a standby hunter at any or all hunt periods.
A total of 8 youth positions will be available for each hunt date. Youth deer hunt postcards must be mailed to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, c/o Mission Lake Youth Deer Hunts, 1700 7th Street, Bay City, TX 77414. The 3 whitetail hunting dates will take place on October 9-10, October 16-17, and October 23-24. The bag limit will be two deer of either sex, but no more than 1 buck. Bucks legal for harvest will vary by hunt period. Youth hunters may also harvest unlimited feral hogs and coyotes while deer hunting.
For more information on public hunting, Texas public hunting, or the Guadalupe Delta WMA, please contact the Bay City field office at 979-244-6808. The deadline for these whitetail hunts is September 15, 2010.
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