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RULE §65.40Pronghorn Antelope: Open Seasons and Bag Limits

(a) In all counties there is a general open season for pronghorn antelope for nine consecutive days beginning the Saturday nearest October 1, and the annual bag limit is one pronghorn antelope.

(b) A person who kills a pronghorn antelope shall immediately and legibly complete and attach a pronghorn antelope permit to the carcass, which shall remain attached until the carcass reaches a final destination.

(c) In any area of this state that is not within an area described in subsection (d) of this section, a person who hunts pronghorn antelope shall acquire the pronghorn antelope permit from the landowner of the property on which the hunting activity occurs.

(d) Within the boundaries of an area described in this subsection, no landowner-issued permit is required to hunt buck pronghorn antelope; however, no person may hunt a buck pronghorn antelope unless that person has obtained a buck pronghorn antelope permit from the department.

  (1) Area 1. That portion of the state south of a line beginning at the intersection of U.S. Highway (U.S.) 87 and U.S. 54 in the City of Dalhart in Dallam County; thence northeast along U.S. 54 to U.S. 287 in the City of Stratford in Sherman County; thence southeast along U.S. 287 to the intersection of State Highway (S.H.) 354 in Moore County; thence west along S.H. 354 to U.S. 385 in Hartley County; thence northwest along U.S. 385/87 to intersection of U.S. 87 and U.S. 54 in the City of Dalhart in Dallam County.

  (2) Area 2. That portion of the state south of a line beginning at the intersection of S.H. 70 and Canadian River in Roberts County; thence east along the Canadian River to U.S. 60 in Hemphill County; thence southwest along U.S. 60/83 to Ranch Road (R.R.) 3367 in Roberts County; thence southeast along R.R. 3367 to County Road (C.R.) W; thence east along C.R. W to Neece Road in Hemphill County; thence south along Neece Road to C.R. Z; thence east along C.R. Z to U.S. 83; thence south along U.S. 83 to C.R. A in Wheeler County; thence west along C.R. A to F.M. 48; thence south along F.M. 48 to S.H. 152/W. Oklahoma Ave; thence west along S.H. 152/W. Oklahoma Ave to R.R. 2857 in Gray County; thence south along R.R. 2857 to Ranch to Market (R.M.) 1321; thence west along R.M. 1321 to S.H. 273; thence west/northwest along S.H. 273 to S.H. 171 Loop; thence north along S.H. 171 Loop to S.H. 70; thence north along S.H. 70 to the Canadian River in Roberts County.

(e) The department may establish mandatory check stations in the areas described in subsection (d) of this section. If check stations have been established, a person who kills a buck pronghorn antelope or the person's representative must present the entire, intact head at a check station within 24 hours of take.

Source Note: The provisions of this §65.40 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 5303; amended to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 3795; amended to be effective September 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 3402

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