2015 - 2016
New Regulations take effect Sept. 1, 2015. Download a PDF of the current 2014-15 Outdoor Annual.

Newton County Seat: Newton

Species Info
Core
General Season Sept. 10 - 30, 2015

Bag Limit 1 alligator per unused CITES tag in possession
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Central Zone
Zone Map
Regular Season Sept. 1 - Oct. 25, 2015
Dec. 18, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2016

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. 7 - Dec. 13, 2015

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
North Zone
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, 1 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. 31 - Nov. 1, 2015

Regular Season Nov. 7 - 29, 2015
Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 12 - 29, 2015
Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Falconry Feb. 1 - 14, 2016

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 HIP Certification Required
East Zone
Zone Map
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. 12 - 27, 2015

Light and Dark Geese Nov. 7, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Feb. 1 - Mar. 20, 2016

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Only No bag limit, no possession limit.
Species Info
No Open Season
Regular Season

Species Info Upland Game Bird Stamp Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 31, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016

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

No closed season

Bag Limit None
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Sept. 12 - 27, 2015
Oct. 31 - Dec. 23, 2015

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
East Texas
Daily Bag Limit 10
Possession Limit 20
General Season Oct. 1, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016
May 1 - 31, 2016

Youth-Only Sept. 26 - 27, 2015

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
September Teal Only Season Sept. 12 - 27, 2015

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

Eastern Turkey

Bag Limit 1 turkey.
Means and Methods Restriction Shotgun, archery and crossbows are the only lawful means, no hunting over bait; all turkeys must be reported to the department via mobile application within 24 hours after they are killed. Harvested turkeys may be field dressed, but must otherwise remain intact until reaching a final destination.
Bag Composition Gobblers only
Spring Season Apr. 15 - May 14, 2016

Species Info
North Zone
Bag Limit 4 deer, no more than 2 bucks, and no more than 2 antlerless, all seasons combined.
Antler Restrictions Antler Restrictions do not apply on properties for which Level 2 or Level 3 MLDPs have been issued. For the seasons listed above, a legal buck is a buck deer having at least one unbranched antler, or an inside spread of 13 inches or greater. The inside spread requirement does not apply to any buck that has an unbranched antler. Not more than one buck with an inside spread of 13 inches or greater may be taken.
Prohibited All dogs.
Archery Only Oct. 3 - Nov. 6, 2015

Archery Only Either sex. No permit is required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLDP permits have been issued for the property.
General Season Nov. 7, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016

Antlerless Deer If permits have been issued for the harvest of antlerless deer, they must be attached to all antlerless deer harvested on the tract of land. On USFS lands, the take of antlerless deer shall be by permit only. On all other tracts of land in this county, antlerless deer may be taken without permits from opening day through the Sunday immediately following Thanksgiving Day, (November 7-29). From the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving Day until the end of the season, (November 30–January 3), antlerless deer may be taken by antlerless MLD permit or LAMPS permit only. On tracts of land for which LAMPS permits have been issued, no LAMPS permit is required for the harvest of antlerless deer during the archery-only or muzzleloader-only open season.
Youth-Only
Early Youth-Only Season Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2015
Late Youth-Only Season Jan. 4 - 17, 2016

Muzzleloader Jan. 4 - 17, 2016

Antlerless Deer General season buck limits apply, antlerless permit required only on MLD property.
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 31, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 8
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Dec. 18, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

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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