Texas children relished in the opportunity to hunt game as the state hosted a ‘Youth Only’ open season for ducks, turkey and white-tailed deer.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has open seasons throughout the year for those animals and squirrels.
Hunting requires a youth hunting license and children that participate in the sessions are required to be under the age of 17, the TPWD states on their website.
Texas does various ‘Youth Only’ sessions throughout the year and already has dates listed for the next year.
In November, ducks can be hunted in the North Zone on the 3rd and the 4th.
Youth hoping to take part in the hunting efforts for water fowl, have to be accompanied by an adult that is 18 years or older.
There are special requirements and bag limits for those hoping to hunt deer.
The TPWD conducts the ‘Youth Only’ sessions in an effort to teach young folks the proper ways to hunt.
It also serves as a way to curb overpopulation of the deer.
Texas Youth Hunting said on Facebook: ‘Thanks to the great support from our partners Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife, we are able to offer these safe, legal, ethical, and educational hunts to the youth of this great state!