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Old 03-23-2021, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question Night Hog hunting on Public

Was having breakfast with my Parents this morning, the subject got to me hunting Granger yesterday and that I was able to finally put a stock on a group of hogs in the same area where I seen this big boar last week. Well I was able to get around 10ft from where these hogs ran into the thicket but the wind was pretty bad and eventually they winded me and busted out and went onto private. My dad asked me " why don't you hunt out there at night time". I told him you cant hunt Public after dark!. He said, that is not true. for hogs there is no time limit to hunt them. It was understanding that hunting Public land there is always a 1.5hrs before/after the sun. I guess he must of seen this on one of the TX warden shows.. Confused!

Can anybody clarify this for me. TH
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:14 AM   #2
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Was having breakfast with my Parents this morning, the subject got to me hunting Granger yesterday and that I was able to finally put a stock on a group of hogs in the same area where I seen this big boar last week. Well I was able to get around 10ft from where these hogs ran into the thicket but the wind was pretty bad and eventually they winded me and busted out and went onto private. My dad asked me " why don't you hunt out there at night time". I told him you cant hunt Public after dark!. He said, that is not true. for hogs there is no time limit to hunt them. It was understanding that hunting Public land there is always a 1.5hrs before/after the sun. I guess he must of seen this on one of the TX warden shows.. Confused!



Can anybody clarify this for me. TH

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Why don't you call and ask? I wouldn't believe some random poster on a message board

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Old 03-23-2021, 10:19 AM   #3
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No help really but I was told by several on here that LBJ allows hunting at night. They just recommend letting the GW know ahead of time. My thing is I couldn't figure out how to go about. If it is legal what's you gameplan if you don't mind sharing?

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Old 03-23-2021, 10:30 AM   #4
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No help really but I was told by several on here that LBJ allows hunting at night. They just recommend letting the GW know ahead of time. My thing is I couldn't figure out how to go about. If it is legal what's you gameplan if you don't mind sharing?

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^^^This is true on LBJ. I called and asked if I could hunt hogs out there at night by a full moon with no lights. The lady said "absolutely...but why would you want to?" I said "to kill pigs." She said "no, why would you not use a light?" I said "you mean I can?" She said "absolutely. Just let the GW know ahead of time so he knows why he might be getting calls about it." I did and never had an issue. Didn't kill any pigs but saw a lot of deer.

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Old 03-23-2021, 10:34 AM   #5
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^^^This is true on LBJ. I called and asked if I could hunt hogs out there at night by a full moon with no lights. The lady said "absolutely...but why would you want to?" I said "to kill pigs." She said "no, why would you not use a light?" I said "you mean I can?" She said "absolutely. Just let the GW know ahead of time so he knows why he might be getting calls about it." I did and never had an issue. Didn't kill any pigs but saw a lot of deer.

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Just walking around with a flashlight? I knew lights were legal as well. Never hunted pigs, especially at night, sorry for the dumb question.

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Old 03-23-2021, 11:32 AM   #6
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Thanks, sounds almost legit. I'll call the GW for that park and find out more.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:37 AM   #7
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All depends on where you're at and what type of public lands. As well as the rules for that track of land.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 03-23-2021, 03:04 PM   #8
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Your answer is on page ix and xi in the aph map booklet.

“ unless otherwise specified for a specific unit, shooting hours for feral hogs, rabbits, and hares will be restricted to daylight hours only,and fur furbearers and predators may be taken anytime day or night (unless restricted in the legal game box).

And legal shooting hours are half hour before sunrise to half hour after sunset.

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Old 03-24-2021, 03:03 AM   #9
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Just walking around with a flashlight? I knew lights were legal as well. Never hunted pigs, especially at night, sorry for the dumb question.

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I hunted with a scope mounted light. I hunted areas where I had previously seen sign during daylight working my way in from downwind.

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Old 03-24-2021, 06:50 AM   #10
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Hunting public land at night is a good way to get shot. Had a guy shoot at me once before when walking out after a bow hunt. He thought I was a hog. Learned my lesson about always having a light on.

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Old 03-27-2021, 12:02 AM   #11
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For Granger, legal hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset. It's also archery only.

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Old 03-27-2021, 12:03 AM   #12
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For Granger, legal hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset. It's also archery only.

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Archery only for hogs I should add.

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Old 03-28-2021, 07:53 AM   #13
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For Granger, legal hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset. It's also archery only.

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I'll stick to what the booklet says, unless the GW ever calls me back.
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:02 AM   #14
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Easiest way to answer most questions like this.....just call Texas parks and wildlife. I call them all the time with questions to make 100% its good and I didn't interpret the rules wrong and get it straight from the horses mouth.
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Old 03-29-2021, 04:34 PM   #15
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Its not legal on corp land but guys still do it.
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Old 03-30-2021, 01:20 PM   #16
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For properties included with the APH you canít hunt after dark. This is covered in the front of the book where they list a ton of regulations. I know most people donít read that section and only read the sheet for an individual property, but itís covered in there along with general prohibitions for baiting and consuming alcohol.


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Old 03-30-2021, 01:23 PM   #17
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Your answer is on page ix and xi in the aph map booklet.

ď unless otherwise specified for a specific unit, shooting hours for feral hogs, rabbits, and hares will be restricted to daylight hours only,and fur furbearers and predators may be taken anytime day or night (unless restricted in the legal game box).

And legal shooting hours are half hour before sunrise to half hour after sunset.

Oops, I didnít read down far enough to see you already covered it.


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