Denton County Texas AgriLife Extension provides tips for safe hunting
The Little Elm Journal Texas is a big state with extended unpopulated regions. These regions are home to many wildlife species, most of which are game for recreational hunting. Hunters in Texas spend over 25 million days hunting and contribute over one billion dollars a year to the state’s economy. Also, 95 percent of hunters in Texas are residents of the state. With so many Texans participating in the sport of hunting, firearm safety is very important. The diversity of the different types of hunting in Texas also factors into the safety issue. Within our boundaries, there are deer, turkeys, feral hogs, dove and quail to name a few. While public hunting opportunities exist, private leased lands make up the majority of hunting areas.