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Do you remember? #7663513 11/16/19 12:37 PM
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Does anyone else remember when today (November 16) would have been the first day of hunting season?

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Yes closest Saturday to the 15th.

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If I remember correctly, it always opened here on the 16th no matter what day of the week. Some adjoining counties would open sooner, always chapped my arse.


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My birthday was always in the first week of deer season.


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Other than having a couple of extra weeks, the extra hour due to the time change on opening weekend Sunday was a small but welcomed bonus. My memory is so bad so I don’t remember when opening day was back in the day. I’ve come out of a 30 year hunting hiatus so some of my memories are coming back at least...just slowly.


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Wow how long ago was that?


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Re: Do you remember? [Re: pnh] #7663807 11/16/19 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by pnh
If I remember correctly, it always opened here on the 16th no matter what day of the week. Some adjoining counties would open sooner, always chapped my arse.

Ok your right I believe.

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Originally Posted by Stub
Wow how long ago was that?

I know it's been at least 30 years ago, probably more.


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I also remember when you could not hunt doves before noon.

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Originally Posted by skeeter22
I also remember when you could not hunt doves before noon.


And dove season opened the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

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Originally Posted by skeeter22
I also remember when you could not hunt doves before noon.

Yep, we're gettin old!


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I remember those days!


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Back then the county commissioner courts also had a lot of control of what happened.


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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Back then the county commissioner courts also had a lot of control of what happened.

The "Free State of McMullen County" was like this for a very long time. They opened season on same day as everyone else but they closed it in mid December. IIRC the first day of season was a school holiday when I was very little in my area of the state. Also seems like the first day was always on a Thursday at that time for some reason.



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I had forgotten that. I do remember the point system for ducks. You could shoot 10 ringnecks back then but one redhead or canvasback. I think you could shoot 5 pintails.


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I also remember when you could not hunt doves before noon.


And dove season opened the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.



Incorrect, has always opened on Sept. 1.

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Yes, opened November 16th, no matter the day of the week. Should be a State Holiday...because I took it anyway.
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I remember both well. And I remember what a pita it was to get a Doe Permit back then in Bexar County.

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I’m 50 and I remember it being second Saturday in November. Don’t remember it being the 16th. And there was a week between the end of now season and rifle season

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Mid November was back in the old days. I Remember it but being a long way from civilization......And the GW was covering about 3 counties


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Hate to admit it , but yes I'm more than old enough to remember it.


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I remember it. Also, in many counties the County Commissioners set the dates. McMullen County was Nov 1st through Dec 15th. It was a date then, not dictated by the day of the week. I know it was that way through the mid-60's.


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For the longest time I had a TPWD Hunting Guide. A single sheet of paper, 8.5×11, printed both side. Rules on one side and info on non-standard Counties, season dates & limits, on the other. I lost track on that paper about 15 years ago.


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yep, in the central TX counties we hunted in, the first day of season was Nov. 16 or first Saturday following the 16th and ended on the first Sunday after January 1. Back in the days when there were landowner issued doe permits and most LO didn't like giving very many out. This was in the early 1960s when I first started hunting.

Dove season always started on September 1st and could only hunt after noon, the limit was 10 birds. If memory serves me, the season was only 2 weeks long. My dad picked me up from school every day and we headed to a variety of area tanks or sunflower fields to hunt.


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when I was a younger man ( an i'm not that old at 34 ) our season started two weeks later in south texas than it did north of hwy 90, but ran two weeks later.


then, someone decided this wasn't the best way so we got to start the same date as everyone else and still have a two week later season, so cheers to that

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