Mentored Hunting Workshops
Public Hunting in Texas 2017-18

What is a Mentored Hunting Workshop?

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

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

A person may participate in a designated hunt under an MHP only after completing the mandatory mentored hunting workshop, has been authorized by the department to participate in hunting activities and is 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 2017-18

Abilene State Park

Waterfowl

Dates
Dec. 2-3.
Bag and possession limits
Correspond to during the North Zone Duck season.

Feral Hogs

Dates
Feb. 3-4.
provided that these dates occur during the season established for dove in the Special White-winged Dove Area.
Bag limit
Unlimited feral hogs

More information

Contact the park at 325/572-3204.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

White-tailed Deer - Female only, geared toward Novice

Dates
Dec. 11-15.
Bag limit
Five deer (either sex, limit one forked antlered buck and one buck with at least one unbranched antler), 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

Contact the park at 830/685-3030.

Inks Lake State Park

White-tailed Deer - Disabled hunt

Dates
Nov. 28-30
Dec. 5-7
Bag limit
Two deer (either sex, limit one fork antlered buck) and unlimited feral hogs.

White-tailed Deer - Novice hunt

Dates
Dec. 12-14.
Bag limit
Two deer (antlerless and spike bucks only).

More information and workshop availability

The mentored hunting permits at Inks Lake SP have been filled at this time.

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Waterfowl

Dates
Workshop date is Nov. 11.
Hunt dates are Dec. 12-13 and Jan. 16-17.
Bag limit
Correspond to limits during the North Zone Duck and Western Zone Goose seasons.
Means
Shotguns limited to 12 or 20 gauge only.

More information and workshop availability

Contact the park at 940/528-2211.

Lake Colorado City State Park

Dove

Dates
Workshop and hunt date is Sept. 9.
Bag limit
Correspond to limits during the North Zone Dove season.

More information and workshop availability

Contact the park at 325/728-3931.

Purtis Creek State Park

Dove

Dates
Workshop date is Oct. 14.
Hunt date #1 is Jan. 6.
hunt date #2 is Jan. 20.
Workshop attendance is required to attend either hunt date.
Bag limit
Correspond to limits during the North Zone Duck and Eastern Zone Goose seasons.

More information and workshop availability

Contact the park at 903/425-2332.

San Angelo State Park

White-tailed Deer - Youth Disabled hunt

Dates
Oct. 21-22.
Bag limit
Four white-tailed deer (antlerless and spike bucks only, limit 1 spike buck), one javelina, one exotic mammal, and unlimited feral hogs.
Means
Center fire rifles only
Hunt Method
Hunt will be by assigned blinds.

More information and workshop availability

Contact the park at 325/234-7366.

Information valid September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018