If you live in the great state of Texas you know that we all take pride representing the state and what it stands for. Texas is a great place to enjoy the outdoors with a wide variety of hunting, fishing, hiking and farming. The more time people spend outdoors, the more they are interested in keeping it in balance and clean for years to come. When you take time to hunt some of the small game that is running wild in the state of Texas you are helping to control the population and keep the balance right so everything has a chance at survival.
Texas Heritage Protection has prepared a list of some of the small mammals that are hunted often in the state of Texas.
Prairie Dogs: This is a rodent that lives in the state of Texas and other parts of the United States and is an animal that if left unchecked can cause damage to farms and their crops. A prairie dog is about the size of a rabbit and lives underground in burrows. Their burrowing can be in the middle of a field that is in the process of growing some kind of vegetable or grain. They usually eat grain and seed and will burrow and tunnel as a group across an entire field while ruining the crop that is trying to grow. People and farmers have been hunting prairie dogs forever and there are even excursions and trips that you can book to go after these critters and in the process help out the farmers and crops.
Squirrels: These critters are willing to take up residence almost anywhere including in your home. They tend to live in trees and outdoors but are usually not scared enough of people to stay away from your home. Squirrels are a nuisance pest and when you take out time to hunt them you are in essence offering pest control for you and your neighbors. Squirrels are a fun hunt because you can sit and wait for them to move to take aim or you can stalk slowly around to get them to move. Either way it is a great way to spend the day.
Rabbits: If you want to help with a pest that is running wild across the state of Texas, get ready to hunt rabbits. There are several types of rabbits like swamp rabbits, desert cottontails, eastern cottontail and black tailed jackrabbits. Hunting rabbits is a fun way to spend time in the great outdoors and most people have a favorite spot or style of hunting that works best for them.
If you want to experience hunting small mammals in the state of Texas plan a trip today!