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Youth deer hunting season begins


POSTED: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 8:08pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 2:26pm

General deer season ends January 5, now a special late season for young hunters and families.

East Texas deer hunters can still head to the deer stand, but with their kids that is.

Youth-only hunting season begins January 6-19, and 16 year olds or younger can hunt white-tailed deer in all Texas counties.

Dustin Dockery, Texas State Game Warden says, the special late season allows the youth to get out and have their time and most importantly time with their family.

“Their parents, their uncles or whoever it may be who gets them involved in the outdoors to get out and either harvest a doe or a deer,” said Dockery.

The youth is required to have special hunting license and hunter education.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department encourage families to carry the tradition to get their kids involved in hunting, fishing and wildlife.

Chad Gulley, Extension Agent with Texas A&M Agrilife says deer hunting is a family tradition. His kids always look forward to hunting season. Gulley shared photos of his kids hunting over the holidays, his daughter Gracie had her first kill.

“It creates future hunters for down the road,” said Dockery.

For Youth Hunting information click the link below.

Texas Parks and Wildlife, Youth Only Season Opens:

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