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#950830 - 10/08/09 12:23 PM How many acres minimum?....
txhunter24 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 7537
Loc: Runnels County
do you legally have to have to fire a firearm during deer season? I'm wondering if there is an acreage minimum to legally deer hunt with a rifle seems like I've heard 10 acres but Im not sure. popcorn

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#950837 - 10/08/09 12:26 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: txhunter24]
Brandon A Online   confused

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Registered: 02/18/09
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Loc: North of Victoria
there is no minimum, at least not in any of my counties, but i think that there are some counties that require so much land... its a BS rule.

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#951358 - 10/08/09 03:54 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: Brandon A]
ttubudd Offline
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Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 327
Loc: Plano, TX
I think I have heard 10 acres too, but I'm not sure.

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#951413 - 10/08/09 04:12 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: ttubudd]
aussie1 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 1483
Loc: Fairview
Here you go



hunt in a subdivision with lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about 235.022, Local Government Code.)


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#951454 - 10/08/09 04:23 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: aussie1]
kyotee1 Offline
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Also, if your land is within a Homeowner's Association (HOA), they may restrict you from using a firearm and archery equipment or any type of hunting even though the county or state may allow it, they can be more restrictive, just not less.

We receive quite a few of these calls and emails here at work from folks looking to purchase land, mainly to hunt on.


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#952388 - 10/08/09 10:56 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: kyotee1]
mathewsdxt18 Offline
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Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 241
Loc: caradan tx
my buddy cole was buyin a house but it dont have 12 acres and he was tellin me thats lease you can have to shoot a gun but we shoot guns in my neighborhood all the time but were out of city limits
so im not sure

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#952415 - 10/08/09 11:05 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: mathewsdxt18]
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If it's your land and you're not in any incorporated city limits, whose business is it?

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#953197 - 10/09/09 11:53 AM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: aussie1]
ssgp2 Offline
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Registered: 05/25/07
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Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Originally Posted By: aussie1
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hunt in a subdivision with lots 10 acres or less in an unincorporated area of a county if the commissioners court, by order, prohibits the discharge of a firearm or the use of archery equipment in such subdivisions. (Contact local county clerk and ask about 235.022, Local Government Code.)


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#953337 - 10/09/09 01:00 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: ssgp2]
stinkbelly Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 5914
Loc: Parker County, Tx
Parker county passed a law last year. I think the min is 10 acres here.


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#953581 - 10/09/09 03:14 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: stinkbelly]
notamtchance Offline
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Registered: 09/17/09
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Loc: Denton, Tx., USA
Min is 10 and you better make sure the bullet does not cross the fence line or your nieghbor good press charges on you. For it is against the law for any projectile to cross fence lines without permision from the land owner.

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#953620 - 10/09/09 03:33 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: notamtchance]
Brandon A Online   confused

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Originally Posted By: notamtchance
Min is 10 and you better make sure the bullet does not cross the fence line or your nieghbor good press charges on you. For it is against the law for any projectile to cross fence lines without permision from the land owner.


that is NOT TRUE!!!!! i lived on 6.4 acres, and it is NOT ILLEGAL for me to shoot any gun i want to on that land, and i ahave no problem keeping my projectiles within my 6.4 acres!!! except one time when i was about 12 and i shot a bird off my tank dam, and the pellets came down on my neighbors house.... they called the deputy.... he told me "dont do that again" i said yessir lol.

where are u getting this ten acre min rule?

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#953631 - 10/09/09 03:37 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: notamtchance]
dogcatcher Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
I don't believe there is minimum acreage state wide. The state did pass a law allowing counties to regulate this, but it is up to the county. There are some counties that have enacted ordinances for rural subdivisions and some HOA's have rules that limit gun and hunting. From what I have read most of the ordinances and HOA rules have been established because of a few people ignoring common sense, or just plain being stupid.

Personally I would not want to live in an area of 10 acre tracts knowing that each one had people deer hunting on them. I think it is to small of pieces of property to safely hunt on, it is to easy for bullets to ricochet, I would be scared someone could get hurt or killed. No deer or anything is worth enough to me to take a chance on hurting or killing someone.

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#953632 - 10/09/09 03:38 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: dogcatcher]
txhunter24 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
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Loc: Runnels County
Im just curious about Wise County for myself. Not hunting there now but am wanting to purchase land in that county next year.

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#953639 - 10/09/09 03:42 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: txhunter24]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Check with a county commissioner. Also check with the sheriff's office, it is better to check with as many places as possible because sometimes the answers are wrong.

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#954204 - 10/09/09 11:11 PM Re: How many acres minimum?.... [Re: txhunter24]
bassackwards dav Offline
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Registered: 11/29/07
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Loc: EML azle tx
I think wise adopted that law also. I would ck for sure.

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