2017 – 2018 Hunting Season Dates

Hunting SeasonTexas Parks & Wildlife released the 2017 – 2018 Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website.

Alligator

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

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Nov. 4 – Feb. 25

Dove

North Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 12 & Dec. 15 – Dec. 31
Central Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 5 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 7
South Zone
Sep. 22 – Nov. 8 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 21
Special White-winged Dove Area
Sep. 2, 3, 9, 10

Duck

North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 11 – 26 & Dec. 2 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 16 – 26 & Dec. 2 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Nov. 4 – 5
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 4 – 26 & Dec. 9 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 9 – 26 & Dec. 9 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Oct. 28 – 29
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 28 – 29 & Nov. 3 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 6 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Oct. 21 – 22

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 9 – 24 & Nov. 4 – Dec. 27

East Zone
Canada goose: Sep. 9 – 24
Light goose: Nov. 4 – Jan. 28
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 29 – Mar. 18
White-fronted goose: Nov. 4 – Jan. 28
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 4 – Feb. 4
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 5 – Mar. 18

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1 – Feb. 25
South Zone: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 18 – Dec. 3
SW Panhandle: Nov. 18 – 26
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 24 – Dec. 10
Archery Season
Sep. 30 – Nov. 3

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 2 – Dec. 31

Pronghorn Antelope

Sept. 30 – 8

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 28 – Feb. 25

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 28 – Jan. 28
Zone B: Nov. 24 – Jan. 28
Zone C: Dec. 16 – Jan. 21

Squirrel

East Texas: Oct. 1 – Feb. 25 & May 1 – 31
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31
Special Youth Season: Sep. 23 – 24

Snipe

Oct. 28 – Feb. 11

Teal

Sep. 9 – 24

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season
North zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 7
South zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 21
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 4 – Feb. 25
Archery-Only: Sept. 30 – Nov. 3
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 28 – 29
Late: Jan. 8 – 21
Spring Season
North zone: Mar. 31 – May 13
South zone: Mar. 17 – Apr. 29
One-turkey counties: April 1 – April 30
Spring Youth-Only
North zone: Mar. 24 – 25 & May 19 – 20
South zone: Mar. 10 – 11 & May 5 – 6

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 – May 14

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 7
South zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 21
Special Late Season
North zone: Jan. 8 – 21
South zone: Jan. 22 – Feb. 4
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 28 – 29
Late Season: Jan. 8 – 21
Archery Season
Sept. 30 – Nov. 3
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 8 – 21

Woodcock

Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

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