As the month of October comes to a close, sportsmen and women across the state are counting down the days until the upcoming hunting season. With white-tailed deer and duck season just around the corner, I want to remind all of my fellow hunters to make sure you’ve purchased your hunting license and federal duck stamp before heading to the field.

I’d also like to encourage you to consider downloading the Texas Outdoor Annual App, where you can access information about hunting season dates and bag limits for your county, find public hunting lands nearby and review various hunting regulations, even without internet service.

Trent Ashby is the state representative for District 57 that includes Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, San Augustine and Trinity counties. His email address is He and his staff are available during the week at (512) 463-0508 or (936) 634-2762.