2017 - 2018 Hunting Season Dates

Important Notice: Dates listed for migratory game birds are probable, but tentative. Final season dates and bag limits for migratory game birds have not yet been issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This page will be updated when the season dates and bag limits are finalized by the USFWS


22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 - 30, 2017
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 - June 30, 2018

2017 COA Summer Camps Are Now Enrolling

The Christian Outdoor Alliance is excited about our Summer Camps programs located in Texas. Our summer camps are for children ages 9-16. During your camp you will get to spend an entire week on a ranch. The daily activities include hunting, fishing, and swimming.  A Texas Hunter Education Instructor comes to the ranch to certify campers who have not had “hunter’s ed” before.  We want you to come out and have a great time in God’s great outdoors.

Hogs Gone Wild

These destructive and ubiquitous critters aren’t the cute pink piggies you see in happy little farms. Feral hog populations have increased by the millions, spreading across the southern states like a plague. Hogs can eat entire fields of crop, including rice, wheat, soybeans, potatoes, and melons. Their snouts and inches-long tusks leave ruts and craters in the ground, disrupting native flora and allowing intrusive vegetation to take their place.

5 Reasons Why Every Hunter Should Have a Hunting Dog

1.       Dogs have superpowers that come in the form of innate hunting, tracking, and pointing abilities. Their hearing is almost quadruple the amount of sound frequency humans hear. Their sense of smell is also unbeatable, as dogs are able to sniff out scents over 10,000 times acutely compared to humans. These sensory advantages are a must-have while on the hunt.

Stand And Fight!

Stand and Fight with the NRA!  Support your 2nd Ammendment Rights.  Without the Second, there would not be a First.

Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season

AUSTIN, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide.

2012-13 Hunting Forecast from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine has published it's 2012-13 Hunting Forecast in its October edition.  From horns to feathers, the season ahead looks promising, thanks in large part to much better rains across most of the state.  For deer, the 2008, 2009 and 2011 fawn crops should be coming into full maturity and should offer an above average chance at harvesting some decent horns.

The $48 Dollar Lease

Public Lands Permits from the State of Texas may be the best deal going.  For hunters that is.  This map of public and private land hunts shows just how many opportunities there are to hunt across the state.  Nearly one million acres is available to hunters and their families year round.  Here the things you need to know:


2012 Early Teal Season Was One to Remember

By all accounts, this year's early teal season was one for the ages.  The little "Rice Rockets" made their annual pilgrimage through Texas in huge waves, much to the delight of waterfowlers.  This year's duck numbers were bolstered by favorable conditions in the northern states and Canada.  Populations were estimated to be nearly 10 million, making this year one of the best on record.

Reloading - Is It For Me?

With the cost of ammo going up and not likely to come down anytime soon, it may be time to seriously consider reloading your own.


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