Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens from other areas of the state will be in the area dedicating extra patrol hours and manpower to the Mule Deer Season which occurs in Hockley County and other surrounding counties beginning on Saturday, November 22 and continuing through Sunday, November 30.
According to J. Aaron Sims, Game Warden with the Law Enforcement Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife the short 9 day Mule Deer Season will be in effect for Hockley, Lamb, Hale, Castro, Terry and Yoakum Counties only. He said The Mule Deer Season attracts hunters from across the country to the South Plains to participate. The 9 day general season is open to anyone with an appropriate hunting license for legal methods of hunting which include the use of firearms or archery equipment.
Game Wardens point out you must have the permission of landowners before hunting on private land and Officers will be on hand to patrol this area. This is the first time in several years that Game Wardens from other parts of Texas have been called in to assist. They ask that anyone who sees a violation to notify the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-792-4263.