Dove season’s September opening signals start of hunting in Texas
POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 9:14pm
Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — The Sept. 1 opening of dove season will draw a quarter-million hunters to buy heaven-only-knows how many shotguns and shotgun shells, hunting vests, bird bags and re-loaders.
The day really marks the start of something much bigger. Just as Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, Sept. 1 signals the unofficial start of Texas hunting season.
In mid-September, teal season opens, which is followed by archery season for white tail deer. Javelina season starts Oct. 1, and general deer season opens Nov. 2 and runs through Jan. 5.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department estimates sportsmen and women spent just less than $23 million on 900,000 hunting licenses, tags and permits in 2012.
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