2016-17 Hunting Seasons

2016-17 Hunting Seasons

 

Alligator

22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 – 30, 2016
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 – June 30, 2017

 

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Oct. 29, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017

 

Dove

North Zone

Sep. 1 – Nov. 13, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

Central Zone

Sep. 1 – Nov. 6, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

South Zone

Sep. 23 – Nov. 13, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 23, 2017

Special White-winged Dove Area

Sep. 3, 4, 10, 11, 2016; Sep. 23 – Nov. 9, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 23, 2017

 

Duck

North Zone

Regular season: Nov. 12 – 27, 2016 & Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Dusky duck: Nov. 17 – 27, 2016 & Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Youth-only: Nov. 5 – 6, 2016

South Zone

Regular season: Nov. 5 – 27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Dusky duck: Nov. 10 – 27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Youth-only: Oct. 29 – 30, 2016

High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)

Regular season: Oct. 29 – 30, 2016 & Nov. 4, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Dusky duck: Nov. 7, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Youth-only: Oct. 22 – 23, 2016

 

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 10 – 25, 2016 & Nov. 5 – Dec. 28, 2016

 

Goose

East Zone

Canada goose: Sep. 10 – 25, 2016 & Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Light goose: Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Light goose conservation order: Jan. 30 – Mar. 19, 2017

White-fronted goose: Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

West Zone

Light & dark geese: Nov. 5, 2016 – Feb. 5, 2017

Light goose conservation order: Feb. 6 – Mar. 19, 2017

 

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017
South Zone: Sep. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016 & Sep. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017

 

Mule Deer

General Season

Panhandle: Nov. 19 – Dec. 4, 2016

SW Panhandle: Nov. 19 – 27, 2016

Trans-Pecos: Nov. 25 – Dec. 11, 2016

Archery Season

Oct. 1 – Nov. 4, 2016

 

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

 

Pronghorn Antelope

Oct. 1 – 9, 2016

 

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 29, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017

 

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

 

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 29, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017
Zone B: Nov. 18, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017
Zone C: Dec. 17, 2016 – Jan. 22, 2017

 

Squirrel

East Texas: Oct. 1, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017 & May 1 – 31, 2017
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016 & Sep. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017
Special Youth Season: Sep. 24 – 25, 2016

 

Snipe

Oct. 29, 2016 – Feb. 12, 2017

 

Teal

Sep. 10 – 25, 2016

 

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season

North zone: Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

South zone: Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017

Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 5, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017

Archery-Only: Oct. 1 – Nov. 4, 2016

Fall Youth-Only

Early: Oct. 29 – 30, 2016

Late: Jan. 2 – 15, 2017

Spring Season

North zone: Apr. 1 – May 14, 2017

South zone: Mar. 18 – Apr. 30, 2017

One-turkey counties: April 1 – April 30, 2017

Spring Youth-Only

North zone: Mar. 25 – 26, 2017 & May 20 – 21, 2017

South zone: Mar. 11 – 12, 2017 & May 6 – 7, 2017

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season

East Texas: Apr. 15 – May 14, 2017

 

White-tailed Deer

General Season

North zone: Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

South zone: Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017

Special Late Season

North zone: Jan. 2 – 15, 2017

South zone: Jan. 16 – 29, 2017

Youth-Only Seasons

Early Season: Oct. 29 – 30, 2016

Late Season: Jan. 2 – 15, 2017

Archery Season

Oct. 1 – Nov. 4, 2016

Muzzleloader-Only Season

Jan. 2 – 15, 2017

 

Woodcock

Dec. 18, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2017