Hunting a drainage ditch

Discussion in 'Texas Hunting & Fishing' started by Dust, May 29, 2009.

  1. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    When I was a kid we used to bring our air guns down to the drainage ditches and shoot at whatever was down there. As a kid, anything was okay, but now that I am grown-up, I don't know if it is legal or not. Anyone know if it is legal? I would guess it is public property, but I don't know for sure. Who would I contact?

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  2. When I was a kid there was not PETA, not as many liberal's and as long as you weren't shooting out widows with a bb gun you were good to go.
     
  3. TSU45

    TSU45 Active Member

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    Your county appraisal district.
     
  4. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    Figures they outlaw spanking (well, more like frown on) now that I'm a grown up too.
     
  5. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

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    Same here. That's why I make sure my 10 yr. old daughter always has plenty of targets (coke cans, clay targets, water balloons, etc.) when I let her shoot her BB gun in the back yard or at the deer lease.:2cents:
     
  6. redbeard

    redbeard New Member

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    I did the same thing growing up in Weslaco. Lots of rabbits along those drainage ditches. I would even walk downtown Weslaco and shoot pigeons out of palm trees in front of stores on Texas Blvd. Dont think you could get away with that now.
     
  7. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    wow! that sounds like loads of fun
     
  8. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Yep, lots of stuff we did as kids can no longer be enjoyed. It's really too bad.
     
  9. Sniper John

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    Public or private, you would have to find out who owns it to get permission. If it is public, there are probably some written rules by whoever the controlling authority of the land is. Not worth the risk if you do not know. Risking "hunting without permission" and "tresspassing with a weapon" as examples. If I am hunting up a landowner, I just ask the persons living closest to the land I am inquiring about.
     

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