November 7, 2011
My 25th opening weekend of deer season came to an end on Sunday evening and while not as memorable as years past, it was nonetheless noteworthy and most of all, safe.
Saturday morning, a Caldwell man was cited for trespassing onto an adjoining deer lease. This came about as a hunter sitting in his blind witnessed the man cross the fence and sit down and begin to hunt. As the hunter made his way out of the blind, the man got up and exited the field while forgetting to pick up his trail markers tied in the trees.
Later in the morning, a Pflugerville man was cited for the same offense as he crossed over the fence to search for a deer that was shot at and perhaps missed by his hunting party.
Saturday night, a Brenham man and Caldwell man were cited for hunter education, loaded firearms, no Type II permit and one man had outstanding warrants out of Burleson County.
Later Saturday night, Burleson County game warden, Sophia Hiatt informed me she was in the process of citing a Travis County man for an illegal deer taken off a ranch in northern Lee County and sought assistance with the ranch location.
Sunday morning a Giddings man was cited for taking more than one 13 inch or greater deer in Lee County and improperly tagged deer. The deer was seized and donated to local charity.
A Giddings woman was verbally warned to purchase a hunting lease license for her property after it was determined she was leasing for pay, property under her control. In Texas, if you lease property out for hunting, you are required to purchase a hunting lease license.
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