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Dove hunting season: When can I hunt?

Texas Parks and Wildlife
Outdoors

POSTED: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:16am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:58pm

Plan on doing some dove hunting this season? Be sure to check out what zone your county is in and when you can hunt!

Regular Season

  • North Zone: Sept. 1 - Oct. 20, 2014; Dec. 19, 2014 - Jan. 7, 2015
  • Central Zone:  Sept. 1 - Oct. 20, 2014; Dec. 19, 2014 - Jan. 7, 2015 
  • South Zone: Sept. 19 - Oct. 20, 2014; Dec. 19, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015 
  • Special White-winged Dove Area: Sept. 19 - Oct. 20, 2014; Dec. 19, 2014 - Jan. 21, 2015

Special Season

Special White-winged Dove Area : Sept. 6 - 7, 2014; Sept. 13 - 14, 2014 

Falconry

Statewide: Nov. 8 - Dec. 14, 2014 

North Zone
That portion of the state north of a line beginning at the International Bridge south of Fort Hancock; thence north along FM 1088 to State Highway 20; thence west along State Highway 20 to State Highway 148; thence north along State Highway 148 to Interstate Highway 10 at Fort Hancock; thence east along Interstate Highway 10 to Interstate Highway 20; thence northeast along Interstate Highway 20 to Interstate Highway 30 at Fort Worth; thence northeast along Interstate Highway 30 to the Texas-Arkansas state line.

Central Zone
That portion of the state between the North Zone and the South Zone.

South Zone
That portion of the state south of a line beginning at the International Toll Bridge in Del Rio; thence northeast along U.S. Highway 277 Spur to U.S. Highway 90 in Del Rio; thence east along U.S. Highway 90 to State Loop 1604; thence following Loop 1604 south and east, then north, to Interstate Highway 10; thence east along Interstate Highway 10 to the Texas-Louisiana Line.

Special white-winged dove area
That portion of the state south and west of a line beginning at the International Toll Bridge in Del Rio; thence northeast along U.S. Highway 277 Spur to U.S. Highway 90 in Del Rio; thence east along U.S. Highway 90 to State Loop 1604; thence along Loop 1604 south and east to Interstate Highway 37; thence south along Interstate Highway 37 to U.S. Highway 181 in Corpus Christi; thence north and east along U.S. 181 to the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, thence eastwards along the south shore of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Click here to see a county by county zone listing.

Hunting Permit

A hunting license is required of any person, regardless of age, who hunts any animal, bird, frog or turtle in this state (except furbearers, if the hunter possesses a trapper's license). No license is required for nuisance fur-bearing animals, depredating hogs or coyotes (see below). Non-residents under 17 years of age may purchase and hunt with the Youth Hunting License (Type 169).

Learn more on hunting licenses here

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