Bexar County Seat: San Antonio

Species Info
Non-core
General Season Apr. 1 - June 30, 2017

Bag Limit 1 per person per year
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Central Zone

North of US 90, west of Loop 1604; north of Loop 1604 South; and north of IH 10, east of Loop 1604

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Regular Season Sept. 1 - Nov. 6, 2016
Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

Daily Limit 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 white-tipped
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Nov. 19 - Dec. 5, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
South Zone

South of IH 10, east of Loop 1604; south of Loop 1604 South; and east of IH 37

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Regular Season Sept. 23 - Nov. 13, 2016
Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 23, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 white-tipped
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Nov. 19 - Dec. 5, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Special White-winged Dove Area

South of US 90, west of Loop 1604; south of Loop 1604 South; and west of IH 37

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Regular Season Sept. 23 - Nov. 9, 2016
Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 23, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 white-tipped
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Special Season Sept. 3 - 4, 2016
Sept. 10 - 11, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 mourning doves and 2 whitetips.
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Nov. 19 - Dec. 5, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
North Zone

North of US 90 and IH 10

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Duck Daily Bag Limit with Gun 6 in the aggregate. Including no more than: 5 mallards (only two may be hens), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 pintail, 2 canvasback, and 1 "dusky" duck (Mottled duck, Mexican like duck, black duck and their hybrids). For all other species not listed, the bag limit shall be 6. The season for "dusky" ducks is closed the first five days of the season in each zone.
Merganser Daily Bag Limit 5 in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 hooded mergansers.
Coot Daily Bag Limit 15 birds
Possession Limit with Gun Three times the daily bag limit
Youth-Only Nov. 5 - 6, 2016

Regular Season Nov. 12 - 27, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 17 - 27, 2016
Dec. 3, 2015 - Jan. 29, 2017

Falconry Jan. 30 - Feb. 12, 2017

Daily Bag Limit by Falconry 3 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate.
Possession Limit by Falconry 9 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate.
South Zone

South of US 90 and IH 10

Zone Map
Duck Daily Bag Limit with Gun 6 in the aggregate. Including no more than: 5 mallards (only two may be hens), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 pintail, 2 canvasback, and 1 "dusky" duck (Mottled duck, Mexican like duck, black duck and their hybrids). For all other species not listed, the bag limit shall be 6. The season for "dusky" ducks is closed the first five days of the season in each zone.
Merganser Daily Bag Limit 5 in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 hooded mergansers.
Coot Daily Bag Limit 15 birds
Possession Limit with Gun Three times the daily bag limit
Youth-Only Oct. 29 - 30, 2016

Regular Season Nov. 5 - 27, 2016
Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 10 - 27, 2016
Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

Falconry Jan. 30 - Feb. 12, 2017

Daily Bag Limit by Falconry 3 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate.
Possession Limit by Falconry 9 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate.
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
West Zone

West of IH 35

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Daily Bag Limit 5 dark geese, to include no more than two white-fronted geese, 20 light geese in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Dark geese three times the daily bag limit. Light geese no possession limit.
Light and Dark Geese Nov. 5, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Feb. 6 - Mar. 19, 2017

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Only No bag limit, no possession limit.
East Zone

East of IH 35

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Daily Bag Limit 3 Canada geese, 2 white-fronted geese, 20 light geese in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Dark geese three times the daily bag limit. Light geese no possession limit.
Early Canada Geese Season Sept. 10 - 25, 2016

Light and Dark Geese Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Jan. 30 - Mar. 19, 2017

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Only No bag limit, no possession limit.
Species Info
Southern
Regular Season Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2017

Bag Limit 2 per license year.
Possession Limit 2
Species Info Upland Game Bird Endorsement Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 29, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 15
Possession Limit 45
Mearns' (Montezuma) Quail No open season.
Species Info
Statewide
Regular Season

No closed season

Bag Limit None
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Sept. 10 - 25, 2016
Nov. 5 - Dec. 28, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 15 King and Clapper Rails in the aggregate. 25 Sora and Virginia Rails in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Feb. 1 - 14, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement, Federal Sandhill Crane Permit & HIP Certification Required
Zone A

Western portion of the county located southwest of IH 10 and northwest of IH 35

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Regular Season Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit 9
Zone B

Northern portion of the county located northeast of IH 10 and northwest of IH 35

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Regular Season Nov. 18, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit 9
Zone C

Southeast portion of the county located southeast of IH 35

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Regular Season Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 22, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 2
Possession Limit 6
Species Info
Year-round Season - No bag limit
General Season Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2017

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
September Teal Only Season Sept. 10 - 25, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 6 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Upland Game Bird Endorsement Required
Fall

North Zone

Bag Composition Either sex
Bag Limit The annual bag limit for turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.
Archery Only Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, 2016

Youth-Only Oct. 29 - 30, 2016
Jan. 2 - 15, 2017

Fall Season Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017

Bag Limit The annual bag limit for turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.
Spring

Rio Grande - South Zone

Bag Composition Gobblers or Bearded Hens
Bag Limit The annual bag limit for turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.
Youth-Only Mar. 11 - 12, 2017
May 6 - 7, 2017

Spring Season Mar. 18 - Apr. 30, 2017

Species Info Archery Endorsement Required for Archery Hunting
North Zone
Bag Limit 5 deer, no more than 2 bucks, all seasons combined.
Archery Only Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, 2016

Archery Only Either sex. No permit is required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLDP permits have been issued for the property.
General Season Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017

Youth-Only
Early Youth-Only Season Oct. 29 - 30, 2016
Late Youth-Only Season Jan. 2 - 15, 2017

Special Late Jan. 2 - 15, 2017

Special Late Season During the Special Late Season, harvest is restricted to antlerless deer and unbranched antlered bucks. An unbranched antlered buck is any buck deer with an antler having no more than one point.
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 29, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 8
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Dec. 18, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Feb. 1 - 14, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit

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