Deaf Smith County Seat: Hereford

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
North Zone
Zone Map
Regular Season Sept. 1 - Nov. 13, 2016
Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 1, 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
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
High Plains Mallard Management Unit
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. 22 - 23, 2016

Regular Season Oct. 29 - 30, 2016
Nov. 4, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 7, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
West Zone
Zone Map
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.
Species Info
No Open Season
Regular Season

Species Info
Panhandle
Antlerless Deer Antlerless deer may be taken only by Antlerless Mule Deer or MLD Permits.
Note Mandatory check station rules may apply for deer (see www.tpwd.texas.gov/CWD).
Archery Only Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, 2016

Bag Limit no more than one buck, antlerless by permit only (all seasons combined).
General Season Nov. 19 - Dec. 4, 2016

Bag Limit no more than one buck, antlerless by permit only (all seasons combined).
Species Info Upland Game Bird Endorsement Required
Panhandle
General Season Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017

Daily Bag Limit 3 cocks
Possession Limit 6 cocks
Species Info Permit Required
Bag Limit 1 by permit only, except on properties within the experimental pronghorn areas.
Regular Season Oct. 1 - 9, 2016

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

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit 9
Species Info
No open season
General Season

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 Archery Endorsement Required for Archery Hunting
North Zone
Bag Limit 3 deer, no more than 1 buck, and no more than 2 antlerless, all seasons combined.
Note Mandatory check station rules may apply for deer (see www.tpwd.texas.gov/CWD).
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

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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