2017 - 2018 Hunting Season Dates

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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