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Old 01-12-2018, 06:35 PM   #1
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Gonna go do some Varmint hunting tonight and taking my buddy who doesn’t hunt very much. He asked if he needed a license and I immediately said yes. Then he sent me this. I had no idea about this “change”. Do you really not need a license for Varmint hunting?




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Old 01-12-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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Answered my own question.



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Old 01-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #3
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Buy a license. The possible fine would be much more than the price of a license
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:47 PM   #4
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^^^ this X2. Do a little bit of CYA man. (Cover Your @ss) better to get it and not need it than need it and get slapped with a hefty fine ha
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:50 PM   #5
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Are the coyotes you will be hunting attacking or about to attack your livestock? If not, the buy the license.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:50 PM   #6
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Honestly he doesn't. We have family come from Georgia every year and hunt hogs, coyotes, etc. Coyotes are however a problem here with our cattle. Hogs tear up pasture and plots
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:57 PM   #7
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Answered my own question.



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LOL...The "Coyotes imminently attacking a calf" could be somewhat argumentative, but I don't think there's ever a moment when the hogs aren't bulldozing them minerals!! :P
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:58 PM   #8
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I would definitely recommend getting the license
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:58 PM   #9
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Ya. The coyotes have killed some animals out there, but would still rather him get the license. He bought one online already so we’re good to go. Hoping to lay down some stuff tonight. Will be my first outing with the x-sight ii.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:09 PM   #10
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I hear people all the time say they don’t need a license to hunt hog cause they tear up the land. While them tearing up the land may be true, I’d find it hard to convince a warden when they’re setting up over a feeder.

A license isn’t near the cost of a fine.


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Old 01-12-2018, 08:02 PM   #11
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My thoughts are if your going to play the card that coyotes are attacking livestock you better have documentation in the form of reported incidents, same with pigs. Buy the hunting licenses.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:32 PM   #12
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Better safe than sorry :-)
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:35 PM   #13
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From the TP&W site

Exotic Animals and Fowl
An exotic animal is any animal that is not indigenous to Texas, including but not limited to feral hog, Russian boar, aoudad sheep, axis deer, elk, sika deer, fallow deer, red deer, and blackbuck and nilgai antelope. An exotic fowl is any avian species that is not indigenous to this state, including ratites (emu, ostrich, rhea, cassowary, etc.).
There are no state bag or possession limits or closed seasons on exotic animals or fowl on private property. It is against the law to:
Hunt an exotic without a valid hunting license.
Hunt an exotic on a public road or right-of-way.
Hunt an exotic without the landowner's permission.
Possess an exotic or the carcass of an exotic without the owner's consent.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:37 PM   #14
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From the TP&W site

Exotic Animals and Fowl
An exotic animal is any animal that is not indigenous to Texas, including but not limited to feral hog, Russian boar, aoudad sheep, axis deer, elk, sika deer, fallow deer, red deer, and blackbuck and nilgai antelope. An exotic fowl is any avian species that is not indigenous to this state, including ratites (emu, ostrich, rhea, cassowary, etc.).
There are no state bag or possession limits or closed seasons on exotic animals or fowl on private property. It is against the law to:
Hunt an exotic without a valid hunting license.
Hunt an exotic on a public road or right-of-way.
Hunt an exotic without the landowner's permission.
Possess an exotic or the carcass of an exotic without the owner's consent.
lol coyotes are far from exotic
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:39 PM   #15
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1) call/ask the game warden...super friendly field judges
2) none of those websites url was tpwd...tpwd black and white dictates

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Old 01-12-2018, 10:01 PM   #16
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:07 PM   #17
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Always buy a license... why risk it!!! It is still spike and doe season. I would not recommend hunting without one.
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