2016-2017 Woodcock Seasons & Regulations

Regular Season
Statewide
Dec. 18, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017
Falconry
Statewide
Feb. 1 - 14, 2016

Bag Limits

Hunt TypeDaily Bag LimitPossession Limit
Regular Season 3 birds 9 birds
Falconry 3 birds
in the aggregate
9 birds
in the aggregate

Hunting Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

License Requirements

Hunting License

All migratory game bird hunters must have a valid hunting license.

Texas Migratory Game Bird Stamp Endorsement

Required to hunt any migratory game bird (waterfowl, coot, rail, gallinule, snipe, dove, sandhill crane, and woodcock). A valid Federal Duck Stamp and HIP Certification are also required of waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older.

Harvest Information Program

When you purchase a hunting license, indicate to the license clerk that you intend to hunt migratory game birds and need to be HIP certified by answering a few simple questions.


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