Tillie’s Ranch is certified as level 3 in the Texas Managed Lands Deer Permit (MLDP) Program. This habitat focused program allows ranches involved in a formal management program to have the state’s most flexible seasons with increased harvest opportunities. Consequently, rather than the standard 2 month Texas hunting season, at Tillie’s we have a very generous 5 month whitetail season which allows us to hunt whitetail deer from October 1st through the last day of February. In addition to the extended season, the state also provides all permits (tags) for every deer taken at Tillie’s. So while each hunter must have a valid Texas hunting license, you will not be required to use your tags on deer you shoot at Tillie’s, rather you will use our permits (tags) provided by the state for the MLDP program. If you would like to learn more about the MLDP program, please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
All hunters at Tillie’s must have a valid Texas Hunting License. In addition, every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must have successfully completed a Hunter Education Training Course. Texas has a special “Youth Hunting License” (type 169) that is available for any person resident or non-resident, under 17 years of age at the date of license purchase. Non-resident adults hunting whitetail deer must have a “Non-resident General Hunting License” (type 105). Non-resident adults hunting ONLY exotics can purchase a “Non-resident 5 Day Special Hunting License” (type 157) for a substantially reduced price. For more information, please visit the licensing section of the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.