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White-tailed deer are on the move in Texas at this time of year. So are people, as the holiday season is quickly approaching. However, moving vehicles and deer in motion make for a dangerous—even deadly—combination.
According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden in Caldwell County, Joann Garza-Mayberry, deer are especially active between the end of September through mid-January because it’s breeding season, also known as the “rut.” So, here are a few things to keep in mind for when you’re driving in and around Lockhart at this time of year:
Game Warden Mayberry also wants to remind you it is illegal to possess a white-tailed deer or any part of it, especially antlers, that was hit by a motor vehicle. It goes against state law because a motor vehicle is not an approved means and method to harvest a deer in Texas. It is also illegal to use a hunting license tag to tag the deer, or any game animal, and take it with you. If caught, you could be subject to a $25-$500 fine.
(Photo courtesy: iStock)
For more information, visit Texas Parks and Wildlife. For county-specific regulations, click here.
City of Lockhart
308 W. San Antonio St.
P.O. Box 239
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 398-3461
Fax: (512) 398-5103
Open Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
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(512) 398-3461 City Hall
(512) 376-2475 Utilities
(512) 376-9469 Municipal Court
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(512) 398-4401 Police Department
(512) 398-2321 Fire Department
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MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Lew White, Mayor
Angie Gonzales-Sanchez, Mayor Pro-Tem
Brad Westmoreland, Council Member At-Large
Juan Mendoza, Council Member District 1
David Bryant, Council Member District 2
Kara McGregor, Council Member District 3
Jeffry Michelson, Council Member District 4
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