Deadline for drawn hunt applications set for Monday

With a hint of coolness in the air this week, sportsmen are no doubt turning their attention to plans for hunting season.
Hunters can still apply for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s popular drawn public hunts gun deer categories until 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, Sept. 29, through the new online-only Public Hunt Drawing System.
The online-only system is still accepting applications for some of the 2014-15 drawn hunts categories, including special permit hunts for youth only and guided hunt packages, E-Postcard hunts, and United States Forest Service antlerless deer permits.
This is the first year that hunters can apply for multiple hunt areas within the same hunt category.
The entire process — from applications, to fee payments and permit issuance — is being handled electronically, which means hunters can apply online right up until midnight on the deadline date.
Available hunt options can be browsed online by category or by area using an interactive map. A downloadable PDF of the 2014-15 Drawn Hunt Catalog is also available online. For more information, read the weekend edition of The Bowie News.