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Hunting Resources

There are quite a few rules and regulations regarding game in Texas. We have tried to find the most accurate links for specific topics and make them more accessible on this page.

We greatly appreciate the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department making such a wide range of information available to the public. Their service to the hunting and preservation community is unmatched, and we can only enjoy the tradition of hunting thanks to their diligent service.

Contact the local TPWD office for any specific questions you may have regarding hunting regulations. You can also find the online version of the Outdoor Annual here.

San Angelo, Texas TPWD Office      (325) 651-4844

San Angelo Public Hunting Land

For maps on the public hunting land in the San Angelo area, click here.

To simply access, camp, or fish within Texas public land, you will need a Limited Public Use Permit. If you intend to hunt, you will need an Annual Public Hunting Permit.

Wesley Adams

Matthew McWilliams

Brody Miles

Cecilia Steel

325-450-8967

325-456-0773

432-934-4485

325-315-5584

El Cazador Taxidermy

Old Friend’s Taxidermy

Willeke Taxidermy

325-227-9148

325-651-6196

342-942-6791

If you would like to add (or remove) your hunting related business to this page, please contact us with the information you would like to have posted.

San Angelo Area - Common Species
Whitetail Deer

This ubiquitous ungulate is the game most hunters are after in this area. The seasons for this animal are varied so consult the current TPWD Outdoor Annual White-tailed Deer section for specifics. This resource also provides guidelines are how to tag a deer and the rules about which deer can be bagged during which seasons.

Mule Deer

Named for their larger ears, this species becomes more common as you head further west from San Angelo. Review the TPWD information here for seasons and bag limits. For more details on what separates these deer from Whitetail, reference this helpful article from The MeatEater.

Rio Grande Turkey

With short seasons and the need for some calling skill, bagging a Rio is certainly a test of your hunting mettle. Patience and preparation pay off big with these large, cautious poultry. Consult the TPWD page for season dates and specific county regulations.

Waterfowl

While it may sound odd, there is some suprisingly good duck hunting to be had in the middle of West Texas. Several species frequent the small bodies of water in the area; you’ll find pintails, wigeon, gadwalls, redheads, and even some northern shovelers throughout the region. For more details on specific types, peruse the excellent records of Ducks Unlmited, an organization dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of these challenging game-birds.

Dove

These birds are practically a part of the West Texas landscape, and bagging them is usually what kicks off the hunting seasons. Difficult enough on its own, the task of downing these nimble flyers is particularly arduous in high winds (and when they are experienced at dodging artilerry fire). If you want the challenge of a hunt where you are at the disadvantage, this is just the ticket. For more information on how to differentiate the common variants, visit the TPWD page here.

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