- Dove depending on county: September 1
- Javelina depending on county: September 1
- Alligator depending on county: September 10
- Canada Goose Eastern Zone Only: September 12
- Teal: September 12
- Archery: October 3
- Chachalaca depending on county: October 31
- Quail: October 31
- Rio Grande Turkey: November 7
- White-tailed Deer: November 7
- Mule Deer: November 21
- Pheasant depending on county: December 5
New Hunting and Fishing Regulations Available
Before heading out on your next hunting or fishing trip, get the 2015-2016 Outdoor Annual with the latest hunting and fishing regulations. Pick it up when you buy your license, view it online or download the free mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
Submit your applications online for drawn hunts in more than 35 hunt categories on 95 areas throughout the state, including special Guided and Youth-Only hunts. This year there are more of these low-cost opportunities than ever before. Hunts for whitetail, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, exotics, turkey, alligator and more.
Download the new My Texas Hunt Harvest app and report your harvested game in real time. Now, keep track of your hunting season successes easily from your smartphone or tablet. Your information will help us manage healthy game populations, keeping hunting great in Texas.
This year's rains have brought bright prospects for fall hunting. TPWD experts tell us just how good it might be for deer, dove and more in this digital-only magazine extra.
If you are new to hunting and will be age 44 or younger this fall, you may need to take hunter education this summer. Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course, or be accompanied while hunting. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age.
Hunter education instructors are always needed. Help share the hunting legacy of conservation and sportsmanship by becoming a hunter education instructor. Find out more about joining the program.
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