hunting season


Opening Day yields kills

Ty Baker shot his first buck on Opening Day.
Photo courtesy of Cindy Thompson

Hunters across the state took to the woods this weekend as they searched for the perfect buck for their wall – and freezer. General season opened Saturday, Nov. 3, for area hunters and ends Jan. 6. Hunters are allowed four deer, no more than two bucks and no more than two antlerless.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife hunters guide, the bag limit in this county is two legal bucks, but only one may have an inside spread of 13 inches or greater. A legal buck deer is defined as a buck deer with at least one unbranched antler; or an inside spread of 13 inches or greater (does not apply to a buck that has an unbranched antler). A hunter



58 learn hunting basics at FCGMA

Freestone County Game Management Association (FCGMA) hosted a Hunters Education course last week to which 58 potential hunters learned a variety of hunting basics. One hundred percent of participants passed the class and are now able to get their hunting licenses. FCGMA catered a lunch for the 80 people who attended – 58 students, six instructors, and several parents who chose to stay with their children.


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