2017 - 2018 Hunting Season Dates

Important Notice: Dates listed for migratory game birds are probable, but tentative. Final season dates and bag limits for migratory game birds have not yet been issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This page will be updated when the season dates and bag limits are finalized by the USFWS

Alligator

22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 - 30, 2017
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 - June 30, 2018

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018

Dove

North Zone
Sep. 1 - Nov. 12, 2017 & Dec. 15 - Dec. 31, 2017
Central Zone
Sep. 1 - Nov. 5, 2017 & Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
South Zone
Regular season: Sep. 22 - Nov. 8, 2017; Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018
Additional days for Special White-winged Dove season: Sep. 2, 3, 9, 10 (special regulations apply)

Duck

North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 11 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 2, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Dusky duck: Nov. 16 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 2, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Youth-only: Nov. 4 - 5, 2017
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 4 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Dusky duck: Nov. 9 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Youth-only: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017 & Nov. 3, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Dusky duck: Nov. 6, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Youth-only: Oct. 21 - 22, 2017

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 9 - 24, 2017 & Nov. 4 - Dec. 27, 2017

Goose

East Zone
Early Canada goose: Sep. 9 - 24, 2017
Light goose: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 29 - Mar. 18, 2018
White-fronted goose: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 4, 2018
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 5 - Mar. 18, 2018

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018
South Zone: Sep. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2017
SW Panhandle: Nov. 18 - 26, 2017
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 24 - Dec. 10, 2017
Archery Season
Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 2 - 31, 2017

Pronghorn Antelope

Sep. 30 - Oct. 8, 2017

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 28, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 28, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Zone B: Nov. 24, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Zone C: Dec. 16, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018

Squirrel

East Texas: Oct. 1, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018 & May 1 - 31, 2018
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2018
Special Youth Season: Sep. 23 - 24, 2017

Snipe

Oct. 28, 2017 - Feb. 11, 2018

Teal

Sep. 9 - 24, 2017

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season
North Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
South Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018
Archery-Only: Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Late: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018
Spring Season
North Zone: Mar. 31 - May 13, 2018
South Zone: Mar. 17 - Apr. 29, 2018
One-turkey counties: April 1 - April 30, 2018
Spring Youth-Only
North Zone: Mar. 24 - 25, 2018 & May 19 - 20, 2018
South Zone: Mar. 10 - 11, 2018 & May 5 - 6, 2018

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 - May 14, 2018

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
South Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018
Special Late Season
North Zone: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018
South Zone: Jan. 22 - Feb. 4, 2018
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Late Season: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018
Archery Season
Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 8 - 21, 2018

Woodcock

Dec. 18, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018