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Texas Hunting Seasons  



Alligator
  22 counties & special properties (permit only) 9/10/2016 9/30/2016
  reminder of the state 4/1/2017 6/30/2017
Pronghorn Antelope
  see Special Notes, Texas Outdoor Annual, Pg. 76 10/1/2016 10/9/2016
Dove
  North Zone, early 9/1/2016 11/13/2016
  North Zone, late 12/17/2016 1/1/2017
  Central Zone, early 9/1/2016 11/6/2016
  Central Zone, late 12/17/2016 1/8/2017
  South Zone, early 9/23/2016 11/13/2016
  South Zone, late 12/17/2016 1/23/2017
  Special White-winged Dove Area 9/3/2016 9/4/2016
  Special White-winged Dove Area 9/10/2016 9/11/2016
  Special White-winged Dove Area 9/3/2016 11/9/2016
  Special White-winged Dove Area 12/17/2016 1/23/2017
Early Teal
  Statewide 9/10/2016 9/25/2016
Early Canada Goose Only
  Easter Zone Only 9/10/2016 9/25/2016
White-Tailed Deer
  Archery Only 10/1/2016 11/4/2016
  Special Youth Only, early 10/29/2016 10/30/2016
  Special Youth Only, late 1/2/2017 1/15/2017
  North Zone (see County Listings) 11/5/2016 1/1/2017
  South Zone (see County Listings) 11/5/2016 1/15/2017
  New Late, North Zone (see County Listings) 1/2/2017 1/15/2017
  New Late, South Zone (see County Listings) 1/16/2017 1/29/2017
  Muzzleloader (see County Listings) 1/2/2017 1/15/2017
Mule Deer
  Archery 10/1/2016 11/4/2016
  Panhandle (see County Listings) 11/19/2016 12/4/2016
  Southwest Panhandle (see County Listings) 11/19/2016 11/27/2016
  Trans Pecos (see County Listings) 11/25/2016 12/11/2016
Javelina
  North Zone (see County Listings) 10/1/2016 2/26/2017
  South Zone (see County Listings) 9/1/2016 8/31/2017
Squirrel
  Youth Only 9/24/2016 9/25/2016
  East Texas, early (51 Counties) 10/1/2016 2/26/2017
  East Texas, late (51 Counties) 5/1/2017 5/31/2017
  Other open counties (see County Listings) 10/1/2016 8/31/2017
Pheasant
  Panhandle (see County Listings) 12/3/2016 1/1/2017
Quail
  Statewide (all counties) 10/29/2016 2/26/2017
Rio Grande Turkey
  Archery only 10/1/2016 11/4/2016
  Special Youth only, Fall (statewide) 10/29/2016 10/30/2016
  Special Youth only, Fall (North Zone only) 1/2/2017 1/15/2017
  North Zone, Fall (see County listings) 11/5/2016 1/1/2017
  South Zone, Fall (see County listings) 11/5/2016 1/15/2017
  Fall, Counties: Brooks, Kenedy, Lkeberg & Willacy 11/5/2016 2/26/2017
  Speical Youth only, North Zone, Spring, early (see County listings) 3/25/2017 3/26/2017
  Speical Youth only, North Zone, Spring, late (see County listings) 5/20/2017 5/21/2017
  North Zone, Spring (see County listings) 4/1/2017 5/14/2017
  Speical Youth only, South Zone, Spring, early (see County listings) 3/11/2017 3/12/2017
  Speical Youth only, South Zone, Spring, late (see County listings) 5/6/2017 5/7/2017
  South Zone, Spring (see County listings) 3/18/2017 4/30/2017
  1-Turkey Bag Limit, Spring (see County listings) 4/1/2017 4/30/2017
Eastern Turkey
  Spring-Only Season, East Texas (see County Listings) 4/15/2017 5/14/2017
Chachalaca
  Counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy 10/29/2016 2/26/2017
Rabbit and Hare
  No Closed Season, it's always "wabbit season" 9/1/2016 8/31/2017
Duck
  Youth - General 10/22/2016 11/6/2016
  General 10/29/2016 1/29/2017


TPWD Hunting Seasons by Animal

TPWD Hunting Seasons by County