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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: October 3, 2013 2:32:50 PM CDT

Cancellation of Deer Bow Hunting on Fort Hood

As a result of the federal government shutdown, the Garrison Commander has made the decision to close the 2013 Fort Hood deer bow hunting season until further notice, effective immediately. Fort Hood’s wildlife specialists of the Natural Resource Management Branch have been furloughed and there is not enough manpower to meet the requirements for deer check in and the data collection process, which plays a critical role in the management of the wildlife program on the Fort Hood reservation.

As the start of the gun and rifle deer hunting season is not until Nov. 2, a decision for cancelling has not been made yet.

Currently, small game hunting (dove, rabbit, squirrel and pig), fishing, and area access recreational activities remain operational.

Fort Hood apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  If hunters have any question, please contact Judy Johnson at 254-532-4552 or

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-0106
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544