Mentored Hunting Workshops

 

TPWD Mentored Hunting Workshops
Public Hunting in Texas 2021-22

Select state parks and wildlife management areas conduct mentored hunting workshops designed to introduce adult first time hunters to the hunting experience and educate them on the skills they will need to be successful in the field and build a foundation for a lifetime of hunting. These workshops are followed by a mentored hunt on the area.

Mentored Hunting Permits (MHP) are offered to qualified first time hunters and are only valid for a specific public hunting unit and the corresponding workshop dates. The mentored hunting workshop must be completed to receive a MHP for a mentored hunt. Cost: a $25 fee paid on-site is required for the Mentored Hunting Permit.

To Apply for a mentored hunting workshop, register using our Mentored Hunting Workshop Registration form. Please have your TPWD customer # ready. You can search for your customer number on our Texas Public Hunting Customer Search; or if you don’t have a customer number you can create one.

Adult first time hunters will be selected according to their level of experience and the order in which they submit their application. If you are selected for a workshop, you will be notified by the hunt manager.

Mentored Hunting Workshop Registration

Abilene State Park

Feral Hog

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: January 28 to 30, 2022

  • Bag Limit: no bag limit.

  • Requirements: 10 Hunters total

For more information contact the park at (325) 572-3204.

Alazan Bayou WMA

Multi-species

  • Workshop for adults 25 years old and older who have never hunted and never completed hunter education.

  • Dates: May 6 to 8, 2022.

  • Details: Workshop will be held on Mar. 27-28 and consist of hunter education, woodsmanship, and live fire training; followed by guided hunts on the dates provided for various in-season game animals and/or feral hogs.

  • Requirements: 10 Hunters total

For more information contact Bob Baker at (936) 569-8547.

Gus Engeling WMA

Squirrel

  • Youth/Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: December 11 to 12, 2021.

  • Details: 8 groups of up to 3 hunters.

  • Bag Limit: County bag and possession limits apply.

  • Requirements: Hunters will be accompanied by TPWD staff at all times during the hunt. 24 total hunters.

Waterfowl

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: Workshop October 16, 2021.

  • Details: Hunt dates will be determined during the workshop by staff. Hunt location (Richland Creek WMA, Big Lake Bottom WMA, Gus Engeling WMA or Keechi Creek WMA) will be determined based upon scouting results prior to the hunt date.

  • Bag Limit: Bag and possession limits for North Zone Waterfowl Season apply.

  • Requirements: Hunters will be accompanied by TPWD staff at all times during the hunt. 30 total hunters.

For more information contact the WMA at (903) 928-2251.

Inks Lake State Park

White-tailed Deer

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: November 30 to December 2, 2021

  • Bag Limit: One deer (antlerless/spike buck) and unlimited feral hogs

  • Requirements: 7 Hunters total.

White-tailed Deer

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: December 7 to 9, 2021

  • Bag Limit: One deer (antlerless/spike buck) and unlimited feral hogs

  • Requirements: 7 Hunters total.

White-tailed Deer

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: December 14 to 16, 2021

  • Bag Limit: One deer (antlerless/spike buck) and unlimited feral hogs

  • Requirements: 7 Hunters total.

For more information contact the park at (512) 793-2223.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

White-tailed Deer

  • Disabled Veteran (50% VA rating or above) Adult first time hunters.

  • Dates: December 15 to 16, 2021

  • Bag Limit: One deer (mature antlerless only), one Rio Grande turkey (mature either sex) and unlimited feral hogs.

  • Requirements: 2 Hunters total.

For more information contact the park at (806) 488-2227.

Purtis Creek State Park

Waterfowl

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: Workshop is October 2, 2021.

  • Details:
    Workshop attendance is required to attend either hunt date.
    Hunt date #1 is January 8, 2022 4 groups of 4 hunters.
    Hunt date #2 is January 22, 2022 4 groups of 4 hunters.

  • Bag Limit: Bag and possession limits correspond to limits during the North Zone Duck and Eastern Zone Goose seasons.

  • Requirements: Previous workshop/hunt attendees will not be eligible to participate. 32 Hunters total.

For more information contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Resaca De La Palma State Park

Dove

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: September 25, 2021

  • Details: Dove 101 course followed by hunt.

  • Bag Limit: County bag and possession limits apply.

  • Requirements: 10 Hunters total.

For more information contact the park at (956) 350-2920.

San Angelo State Park

White-tailed Deer

  • Adult first time hunters

  • Dates: January 18 to 20, 2022

  • Bag Limit: Two white-tailed deer (antlerless and spike bucks only, limit 1 spike buck), one javelina, one exotic mammal and unlimited feral hogs.

  • Requirements: Center fire rifles only; hunt will be by assigned blinds. 6 Hunters total.

For more information contact Jarrett Miller at (325) 277-3258 or the park at (325) 949-4757.

Information valid July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022