TPWD News Release — April 2, 2013
Under the current statewide regulations, TPWD determines the harvest quota and issues permits directly to landowners for surplus pronghorn. With the new pronghorn rules, landowners or their agents within selected pronghorn management units in the northeast and northwest Panhandle would determine the harvest quota and control buck pronghorn harvest on their property during the three-year pilot project.
The goal of the project is to simplify pronghorn hunting regulations and increase hunting opportunity in areas with stable populations. Wildlife officials will closely monitor pronghorn herds during the pilot project to ensure populations remain healthy.
TPWD is also extending the mule deer season on MLDP properties through the last Sunday in January while maintaining the current opening date (first Saturday in November).