What is the actual written law about picking up your ducks and geese after you shoot them? Does it have to be done immediately? I can't find it written anywhere. If there is a rule on it, can someone please post it?
Loc: East of Dallas
Straight from TPWD website... A reasonable effort must be made to retrieve any killed or wounded birds and any wounded bird retrieved must be immediately killed and made a part of the bag limit. After retention, the birds must be kept in an edible condition.
You need to immediately retrieve your birds, you will inevitably wound birds and they need to be dispatched quickly. I use my dog to retrieve my birds, nothing like watching them work.