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Season Date #6807891 06/29/17 03:28 PM
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Sorry if its been posted

2017-2018 Migratory Bird Seasons for Texas released today:

Dove

North Zone: Sept. 1 – Nov. 12 and Dec. 15-31.

Central Zone: Sept. 1 – Nov. 5 and Dec. 15 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Special White-winged Dove Days (entire South Zone): Sept. 2-3, 9-10.

South Zone: Sept. 22 – Nov. 8 and Dec. 15 – Jan. 21, 2018.

The daily bag limit for doves statewide is 15 and the possession limit 45.

During the early two weekends in the Special White-winged Dove Days, hunting is allowed only from noon to sunset and the daily bag limit is 15 birds, to include not more than two mourning doves and two white-tipped doves. During the general season in in the special area, the aggregate bag limit is 15 with no more than two white-tipped doves.

Ducks/Geese

Early Season

Statewide Teal — Sept. 9-24 with a daily bag limit of six birds.

East Zone Canada Geese – Sept. 9-24 with a daily bag limit of five birds.

General Duck

High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Youth: Oct. 21-22; Regular: Oct. 28-29 — Nov. 3— Jan. 28, 2018.

North Zone: Youth: Nov. 4-5; Regular: Nov. 11-26 and Dec. 2—Jan. 28, 2018.

South Zone: Youth: Oct. 28-29; Regular: Nov. 4-26 and Dec. 9 — Jan. 28, 2018.

Bag Limit: 6/day in the aggregate to include no more than 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 canvasback, 1 pintail, 1 “dusky duck” (mottled, black or Mexican-like) may only be taken after the first 5 days of the season in the respective zones. Mergansers: 5/day with no more than 2 hooded merganser. Coots: 15/day. Possession limit is 3 times the daily bag limit for all migratory game birds except snow geese which have no possession limit.

Geese

East Zone: Nov. 4 – Jan.28, 2018; conservation order Jan. 29 — Mar. 18, 2018.

Bag Limit after the Early Canada Goose: 5 dark geese, to include no more than 2 white-fronted geese, 20 light geese (no possession limit on light geese).

West Zone: Nov. 4 – Feb. 4, 2018; conservation order Feb. 5 — Mar. 18, 2018.

Bag Limit: 5 dark geese, to include no more than 2 white-fronted geese, 20 light geese (no possession limit on light geese).

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 28 – Jan. 28, 2018.Bag Limit: 3, possession limit 9.

Zone B: Nov. 24 — Jan. 28, 2018. Bag Limit: 3, possession limit 9.

Zone C: Dec. 16 — Jan. 21, 2018. Bag Limit: 2-possession limit 6.

Snipe

Oct. 28 — Feb. 11, 2018 with a daily bag of 8 and possession limit of 24

Woodcock

Dec. 18 – Jan. 31, 2018 with a daily bag limit of 3 and possession limit of 9.

Falconry

Statewide: dove Nov. 18-Dec. 4; ducks Jan. 29-Feb. 12, 2018.

Re: Season Date [Re: Navasot] #6808020 06/29/17 06:16 PM
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Is the final one from TPWD or the proposed dates they posted earlier?

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Nvm my stupid question.

Re: Season Date [Re: Navasot] #6808949 06/30/17 07:16 PM
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Ouch Pintails lowered to 1 a day. Must be a bad hatch this year.

Re: Season Date [Re: Navasot] #6809121 06/30/17 10:51 PM
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I don't think that they have released the numbers for this season. But the numbers fell last year, and according to the reports the breeding grounds for a lot of pintails were not looking very good. Personally, I don't see why they couldn't leave it at two and make it drakes only.

Re: Season Date [Re: Navasot] #6809156 06/30/17 11:33 PM
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I wish we could shoot woodies during teal season like they do in Florida.



Re: Season Date [Re: rickym] #6809657 07/01/17 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: rickym
I wish we could shoot woodies during teal season like they do in Florida.


Id rather them let spoonies be legal...

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