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Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge 2017 hunting season announced

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Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge has announced its 2017 hunting season schedule.

Every fall the wildlife refuge offers public dove hunting and big game hunting.

The dove hunt will be from noon to sunset on the first four days of dove season, September 1-4. It will take place on 279 acres in Williamson County. There will be up to 70 permits issued, first come, first served.

For the big game hunt, there will be 11,612 acres open in Burnet, Williamson, and Travis counties. Hunting will begin at 1 p.m. on the Friday of each weekend. The youth hunt will be November 10-12, general hunt one will be November 17-19.; general hunt 2 will be December 1 - 3 and the last general hunt will be December 8-10. Permits for big game hunting will be selected by the Texas Parks and Wildlife lottery system. You can access that here.

Required hunt orientations are held at the refuge headquarters at 12 p.m. on the Friday of each hunt weekend.

Accommodations can be made for hunters will disabilities.

All Texas state hunting laws apply on Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.

For more information click here or contact the refuge headquarters at 512-339-9432.

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