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Your Dream Hunting or Fishing Trip in the Hill Country Starts in Lampasas

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Located in the northeastern portion of the Texas Hill Country, Lampasas is a small town with a population of approximately 6,000, but it’s also a big magnet for those who love to hunt or fish. The outdoor opportunities don’t end there, but the sportsman or woman who makes their way to Lampasas isn’t likely to overlook the best pastimes under the sun!

Your Dream Hunting or Fishing Trip in the Hill Country Starts in Lampasas

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With a serious amount of hunting preserves and ranches in the Lampasas area allowing access, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has made it easy for enthusiasts to understand limits, licensing, and regulations for everything from alligator to woodcock (sorry, there wasn’t an animal available for hunting that started with a “z”). And, yes, you read that right – you can hunt alligator in Lampasas. The limit is one per person per year, and this year, the season runs from April 1 to June 30. Bird hunting runs the gamut from dove to duck, goose, quail, rails, gallinules, moorhens, to sandhill crane, woodcock, snipe, teal, and turkey. Hunts can also be coordinated for javelina, rabbits/hares, whitetail deer, and even squirrel (if you’re so inclined.)

Your Dream Hunting or Fishing Trip in the Hill Country Starts in Lampasas

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Fishing in Lampasas is no slouch for a good catch either! There are 49 fishing spots listed within a 30-mile radius of the town, including lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs. Among them, a number of tackle shops and fishing guides will have you geared-up and getting strikes before you can bat an eye. Rainbow trout are rumored to be a worthy adversary in the mix, and you won’t regret strategizing before you make your first casts.

Your Dream Hunting or Fishing Trip in the Hill Country Starts in Lampasas

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While you’re in the area, there are a number of local events that help an outdoor enthusiast make the most of their time in this part of the Texas Hill Country. Texas Legato Wine Down Happy Hour occurs on the second Friday of each month, and Lampasas Trade Days happens on the first Saturday of every month as well. April boasts the annual Bloomin’ Fest and Spring Sip and Stroll, as well as the Riata Round-Up Rodeo, not to mention the City Wide Garage Sale. The SpringHo Festival takes place annually in Lampasas in July, featuring a variety of great activities and cook-offs. So, grab your gear, or hook up with a local outfitter, plan your dream hunting or fishing trip to the Texas Hill Country, and throw in a couple side-excursions in the process. You won’t waste your time hitting the great outdoors in Lampasas “Where There’s Always Something Going On.”