I live in Tennessee, but have just started to go to Texas hunting with my father-in-law.
EDIT: I think this is the answer I seek..
"As a hunting device, the crossbow is as effective as archery equipment and is legal in Texas for game animals and non-migratory game birds during the general season. (They"ôre illegal for migratory game birds.) Archery can be a great choice for hunting feral hogs and other exotics that have no closed season. During the archery-only season for deer and turkey, however, a crossbow hunter must purchase an archery stamp and also carry a physician"ôs letter indicating that he or she has an upper limb impairment that would make it extremely difficult to draw a conventional bow."
General season...humm does that include gun seasonas well?
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I hunt with a crossbow in Texas. For ferral hogs you can hunt with a crossbow all year long. Now deer on the otherhand you have to wait till gu n season unless you have an injury that would impare you of drawing a bow, then you could hunt during archery season. If you have any more quaestions feel free to ask!
If you don't qualify as disabled according to that reg you quoted, then you can use a crossbow for 11 months of the year. Onlyarchery season-the month of October, basically -is off limits.We don't have an actual 'gun' season, it's the general season instead.Rifle, pistol, shotgun,muzzleloader, crossbow or bow... whatever you want to use isokay.Hunt withwhat'cha brung.