TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

NOTE: New 2017-2018 season boundary map will be released soon. The change to occur will be the Special White-Winged Dove Area will now include ALL of the South Zone.

North Zone:
Regular Season Sept. 1-Nov. 12, 2017 and
Dec. 15-31 2017
Central Zone:
Regular Season Sept. 1-Nov. 5, 2017 and
Dec. 15, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018
South Zone:
Regular Season Sept. 22-Nov. 8, 2017 and
Dec. 15, 2017-Jan. 21, 2018
Special White-winged Dove Days (South Zone):
Special Days
(Legal shooting hours are noon to sunset)
Sept. 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2017


Regular Season Shooting Hours for North, Central and South Zones are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

North Zone:
Regular
Daily Bag Limit: 15*
Possession Limit: 45
Falconry
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 9
Central Zone:
Regular
Daily Bag Limit: 15*
Possession Limit: 45
Falconry
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 9
South Zone:
Regular
Daily Bag Limit: 15*
Possession Limit: 45
Falconry
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 9

Regular Season Shooting Hours for North, Central and South Zones are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Special White-winged Dove Days:
Special Days (Shooting hours: noon to sunset):
Daily Bag Limit: 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 mourning doves and 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves).
Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.
Regular Season:
Daily Bag Limit 15*
Possession Limit 45
Falconry Season (Statewide) - Dove:
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 9

*In all zones, the daily bag limit can include no more than 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves). The possession limit on white-tipped doves is three times the daily bag limit.

Did you know that 100% of your hunting and fishing license fees go to conservation?

It's true,100% of your hunting and fishing license fees go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for on-the-ground conservation efforts that help make Texas one of the best places in the country to hunt and fish. Fish stocking, wildlife management, habitat restoration, land conservation, and Texas Game Wardens are just some of the initiatives funded in part by your license fees. Thank you for your investment in Texas' natural resources. For more information on the types of licenses available, where you can purchase a license, hunting and fishing rules and regulations, and much more, explore the links below.

 

 

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