Texas Migratory Bird Season 2023-2024

Dove Season

Regular Season

  • North Zone: September 1 - November 12, 2023, and December 15-31, 2023.
  • Central Zone: September 1 - October 29, 2023, and December 15, 2023 - January 14, 2024.
  • South Zone: September 14 - October 29, 2023, and December 15, 2023 - January 21, 2024.

Special White-winged Dove Days

  • September 1-3, 2023, and September 8-10, 2023.

Duck Season

Regular Season

  • High Plains Mallard Management Unit: October 28-29, 2023, and November 3, 2023 - January 28, 2024.
  • North Zone: November 11-26, 2023, and December 2, 2023 - January 28, 2024.
  • South Zone: November 4-26, 2023, and December 9, 2023 - January 28, 2024.

Youth/Veterans

  • High Plains Mallard Management Unit: October 21-22, 2023.
  • North Zone: November 4-5, 2023.
  • South Zone: October 28-29, 2023.

Goose Season

Early Canada Goose

  • East Zone: September 9-24, 2023.

Light & Dark Geese

  • West Zone: November 4, 2023 - February 4, 2024.
  • East Zone: November 4, 2023 - January 28, 2024.

Light Goose Conservation Order

  • West Zone: February 5 - March 10, 2024.
  • East Zone: January 29 - March 10, 2024.

Rails, Gallinules, and Moorhens Season

Regular Season (Statewide)

  • September 9-24, 2023.

Snipe Season

Snipe Common Season (Statewide)

  • November 4, 2023 - February 18, 2024.

Teal Season

Texas Teal Season Details

  • Opening Day: September 9, 2023.
  • Season Length: 16 days (September 9 - September 24, 2023).
  • Daily Bag Limit: 6 teal.
  • Possession Limit: 18 teal.
  • Special Early Teal Season: Texas offers this in September.

Woodcock Season

Regular Season (Statewide)

  • December 18, 2023 - January 31, 2024.

Sandhill Crane Season

Regular Season

  • Zone A: October 28, 2023 - January 28, 2024.
  • Zone B: November 24, 2023 - January 28, 2024.
  • Zone C: December 16, 2023 - January 21, 2024.

Hunting Tips & Conservation

  • Habitat Awareness: Understand the habitat and behavior of each bird species.
  • Ethical Practices: Adhere to ethical hunting practices and fair chase principles.
  • Regulation Compliance: Always follow bag limits and other regulations set by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
  • Safety Measures: Practice safe firearm handling and be aware of other hunters in the area.
  • Conservation Efforts: Participate in conservation efforts to ensure the sustainability of bird populations for future seasons.

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