trap-gateWhile deer hunting is sadly behind us, there is still plenty of other hunting to do in the great state of Texas. Predator hunting is a great option and in many cases, a very necessary hunt for preserving land and wildlife in Texas.

Predators of Texas wildlife are mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, grey fox, red fox, badgers, raccoons, and ringtail cats. There are many species of varmints such as; skunks, prairie dogs, porcupines, feral cats and jackrabbits.

The State of Texas allows Predator and Varmint Hunters the ability to hunt from a vehicle or ATV. They may also hunt either day & night. They may even use night vision & silencers on their firearms during the hunt. There is no closed season for predator hunting. Hunting licenses are required in some cases, but they are inexpensive and available at many licensed vendors in the State of Texas. Check the TWPD website for your specific area regulations and any hunting date restrictions here.

Due to the collapse of the fur market in the early 80’s, predator numbers are now at record populations. Under Texas law, hunters may shoot as many predators and varmints as they choose per day, but they may only reduce one of each species of fur-bearer — raccoon, fox, ringtail cat, badger— into possession per day, unless they have a Furbearer’s License.

There is no bag limit or possession limit for non-furbearing animals which are mountain lions, bobcats, and coyotes. Bobcats must be sealed with a locking cites tag before crossing state lines. For this, hunters need to locate a registered Sealing Station Agent that is a registered Sealing Station Agent for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Getting Prepared for a Great Predator Hunt

In addition to our fiberglass blinds, Dillon Manufacturing also offers some great Hog Traps for your next predator hunt!

trapHog Traps
• 48″ x 96″ x 36″ – Fits Between Truck Wheel Wells
• Sturdy 1 ½” Square Tubing
• Galvanized Steel Hog Panels
• Spring Loaded Gate w/ Vinyl Coated Cable
• Continuous Catchings