Mentored Hunting Workshops
Public Hunting in Texas 2018-19

Select state parks and wildlife management areas (WMA) conduct mentored hunting workshops designed to educate and introduce beginning hunters and their mentors to the hunting experience. These workshops are followed by a hunt on the area.

The required Mentored Hunting Permits (MHP) for these workshops are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. MHPs are only valid for a specific public hunt during the mentored hunt workshop and for the corresponding workshop dates.

To participate in a designated hunt with a MHP, you must first complete the mandatory mentored hunting workshop and become authorized by Texas Parks & Wildlife to participate in hunting activities and are accompanied by a designated mentor.

Cost: a $25 fee is required for the workshop and the hunt. This includes the workshop and the hunt for the hunter and the mentor.

Mentored Hunting Workshops Available
For 2018-19

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Female only Hunt geared toward novice
White-tailed Deer

  • Dates: December 4 to 7, 2018.

  • Bag Limit: five deer of either sex limited to 1 forked antlered buck and 1 buck with at least 1 unbranched antler and unlimited feral hogs and exotics.

  • Baiting: baiting is allowed; corn must be labeled for wildlife use and be in the original container.

More Information and Workshop Availability

Call the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area at 830-685-3030.

Inks Lake State Park

Mobility Impaired Hunt
White-tailed Deer

  • Dates: November 27 to 29 and December 11 to 13, 2018.

  • Bag Limit: two deer of either sex limited to 1 fork antlered buck and unlimited feral hogs.


Novice Hunt
White-tailed Deer

  • Dates: December 4 to 6, 2018.

  • Bag Limit: two deer, antlerless and spike bucks only.

More Information and Workshop Availability

Call the Inks Lake State Park at 512-793-2223.

Purtis Creek State Park

Waterfowl

  • Dates: workshop is October 13, 2018 (Workshop attendance is required to attend either hunt date.);
    hunt 1 is January 5, 2019;
    hunt 2 is January 19, 2019.

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

More Information and Workshop Availability

Call the Purtis Creek State Park at 903-425-2332.

San Angelo State Park

Youth Mobility Impaired Hunt
White-tailed Deer

  • Dates: October 27 and 28, 2018.

  • Bag Limit: four white-tailed deer antlerless and spike bucks only limited to 1 spike buck, 1 javelina, 1 exotic mammal and unlimited feral hogs. Center fire rifles only, and hunt will be by assigned blinds.

More Information and Workshop Availability

Information valid September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019