Fellow TW member from the Seattle area here.. Moving to Texas in a few weeks, I will be arriving around Oct 22nd. My sister and brother in law are stationed at Ft Hood and live just a few miles off base, I am moving in with them. I was going to move back to Phoenix (lived there 2007-2011) but my sister pointed out that its just as hot in TX ( i love the heat) so I might as well move to TX and be with them. I agreed!! I visited in July for a weekend and loved it. (maybe it was just the chick-fil-a and cracker barrel though ).
I am looking forward to meeting everyone and discovering Texas!! Looks like Hidden Falls is the next big meet coming up. Hopefully I will be able to make it.. Work schedule pending.. I work for Costco and put in a transfer request for the closest warehouse... Austin which is 60 miles away!! Obviously that will be quite the commute.. So I will probably end up finding a job closer to home. I have a CDL, so if anyone knows of trucking outfits in the area that are hiring, please let me know.
Also, any hunters in the area? I would like to start predator and hog hunting in the area ASAP. From my understanding almost all hunting land is privately owned, so I would have to obtain permission from the land owner and/or pay fees to hunt on a ranch? (This is a big change from AZ and WA where there a numerous public hunting areas)
Can anyone clarify if a hunting license is requred for coyotes or hogs? From what I understand on the TPWD website, I have to live in TX for 6 months before I qualify for a resident hunting license, otherwise its $315 for a non-resident.
Thanks for any help and I am excited to join TWTX!!