Hunting Season DatesHunting Season Dates Released

Texas Parks & Wildlife released the 2016 – 2017 Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website.

Alligator

22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 – 30
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 – June 30

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Oct. 29 – Feb. 26

Dove

North Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 13 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 1
Central Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 6 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 8
South Zone
Sep. 23 – Nov. 13 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 23
Special White-winged Dove Area
Sep. 3, 4, 10, 11; Sep. 23 – Nov. 9 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 23

Duck

North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 12 – 27 & Dec. 3 – Jan. 29
Dusky duck: Nov. 17 – 27 & Dec. 3 – Jan. 29
Youth-only: Nov. 5 – 6
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 5 – 27 & Dec. 10 – Jan. 29
Dusky duck: Nov. 10 – 27 & Dec. 10 – Jan. 29
Youth-only: Oct. 29 – 30
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 29 – 30 & Nov. 4 – Jan. 29
Dusky duck: Nov. 7 – Jan. 29
Youth-only: Oct. 22 – 23

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 10 – 25 & Nov. 5 – Dec. 28

East Zone
Canada goose: Sep. 10 – 25 & Nov. 5 – Jan. 29
Light goose: Nov. 5 – Jan. 29
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 30 – Mar. 19
White-fronted goose: Nov. 5 – Jan. 29
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 5 – Feb. 5
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 6 – Mar. 19

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1 – Feb. 26
South Zone: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 19 – Dec. 4
SW Panhandle: Nov. 19 – 27
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 25 – Dec. 11
Archery Season
Oct. 1 – Nov. 4

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 3 – Jan. 1

Pronghorn Antelope

Oct. 1 – 9

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 29 – Feb. 26

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 29 – Jan. 29
Zone B: Nov. 18 – Jan. 29
Zone C: Dec. 17 – Jan. 22

Squirrel

East Texas: Oct. 1 – Feb. 26 & May 1 – 31
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31
Special Youth Season: Sep. 24 – 25

Snipe

Oct. 29 – Feb. 12

Teal

Sep. 10 – 25

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season
North zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 1
South zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 15
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 5 – Feb. 26
Archery-Only: Oct. 1 – Nov. 4
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 29 – 30
Late: Jan. 2 – 15
Spring Season
North zone: Apr. 1 – May 14
South zone: Mar. 18 – Apr. 30
One-turkey counties: April 1 – April 30
Spring Youth-Only
North zone: Mar. 25 – 26 & May 20 – 21
South zone: Mar. 11 – 12 & May 6 – 7

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 – May 14

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 1
South zone: Nov. 5 – Jan. 15
Special Late Season
North zone: Jan. 2 – 15
South zone: Jan. 16 – 29
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 29 – 30
Late Season: Jan. 2 – 15
Archery Season
Oct. 1 – Nov. 4
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 2 – 15

Woodcock

Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

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