Texas is renowned for its rich hunting tradition, with a wide variety of game species available, from white-tailed deer to feral hogs. However, in order to maintain the health and sustainability of these animal populations, it’s important for hunters to stay informed about the latest hunting regulations.\n\nRecently, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has implemented several new regulations that hunters should be aware of. These changes aim to manage wildlife populations effectively, ensure ethical hunting practices, and protect the natural resources of Texas.\n\nOne significant change is the expansion of ‘doe days’ in certain counties. This allows for an increased harvest of antlerless deer in an effort to balance deer populations. Additionally, TPWD has introduced new regulations regarding the use of trail cameras and live feed during hunting, aiming to maintain fair chase principles.\n\nFurthermore, in response to the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) among deer populations, TPWD has implemented stricter rules for transporting deer carcasses. Hunters are now required to leave certain parts of the deer – where the disease is most likely to be present – at the site of the kill.\n\nIt’s crucial for all hunters to familiarize themselves with these changes and to understand the reasoning behind them. Not only do these regulations help protect and manage wildlife populations, but they also ensure that hunting traditions can be enjoyed by future generations.\n\nFor the most accurate and up-to-date information, hunters should refer to the TPWD website or consult with local game wardens. Remember, ethical hunting is informed hunting.