Just don't give up. When you do, you lose everything else, bit by bit. Lawyers can be good, weird, dumb, smart, etc., just like everybody else. What's written in that statute, law, whatever, is very clear and plain English.
In the area I live in North of Kerrville (out of the city limits), there is a rule in the covenants of the subdivision that states hunting is not allowed. Fair enough, dwellings are too close together for that. But, hunting and eradication are two different things.