Regular (Daily) Permit Hunts
Public Hunting in Texas 2019-2020

A Regular Permit is available for certain small game and waterfowl hunts in specific areas on a first-come first-served basis.

A $20 fee is charged for each Regular Permit issued; however, the fee will be waived for youth hunters under age 17 and for persons possessing an Annual Public Hunting Permit.

A valid hunting license and any required stamp endorsements are required to participate in these hunts.

All participants must check in and out each day at the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) or State Park (SP) check station before entering the hunt area and before leaving for the day.

The check station will open one hour before legal shooting hours; except on waterfowl hunts, when the station will open approximately two hours before legal shooting hours.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department reserves the right to limit the number of hunters, cancel or modify hunts or hunt dates, alter bag limits or modify hunt procedures at any time to address resource and safety concerns.

Refer to the Prohibited Acts on Public Hunting Lands section of the Public Hunting in Texas "What you need to Know" web page for additional information and restrictions.

Youth and Youth/Adult Hunts by Regular Permit

There is no minimum age to participate in these hunts. Youth must be accompanied by a supervising adult who is 18 years of age or older.

Youth hunts are designated as either Youth Only or Youth/Adult. During Youth Only Hunts, only the youth is authorized to hunt. During Youth/Adult Hunts, both youth and adults may hunt and require that each hunting party have at least one hunting youth under 17 years of age.

Reminder: vaccination of hunting dogs against rabies is required by the Department of State Health Services, and owners must be able to show documentation of current vaccinations whenever the animal is transported.

Hunts Available by Regular Permit
For 2019-2020

Chaparral WMA

White-winged Dove

  • Dates: September 1, 2, 7 and 8.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits correspond to limits during the Special White-winged Dove Days. Unlimited rabbits and hares may also be taken during these dates.

  • Hours: afternoon hunting only.

  • Shooting Hours: 12 noon to sunset.


Dove

  • Dates: September 14 to 15 and 27 to 29 and October 4 to 6 and 9 only provided that these dates occur during the season established for dove in the South Zone Dove Season.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits for dove corresponds to limits during the Regular Season in the Special White-winged Dove Area. Unlimited rabbits and hares may also be taken during these dates.

  • Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.


Quail

  • Dates: October 26 and 27, November 5 and 6, November 30 to December 1 and January 4 and 5.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits for quail corresponds to limits during the Regular Quail Season, provided that these dates fall within established Regular Quail Season or South Zone Dove Season. Unlimited rabbits and hares may also be taken during these dates.

  • Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.


Youth/Adult Quail

  • Dates: October 19 and 20.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits for quail corresponds to limits during the Regular Quail Season, provided these dates occur during the season established for dove in the South Zone Dove Season. Unlimited rabbits and hares may also be taken during these dates.

  • Requirements: each hunting party of up to 4 persons must include at least one youth under 17 years of age to participate.

  • Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

  • Space Limits: all hunts are limited to the first 150 persons to register per day.

More Information

Call the Chaparral WMA at (830) 676-3413

Copper Breaks State Park

Early Teal

  • Dates: September 14 to 16 and 21 to 23.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits corresponds to limits established by USFWS.

  • Requirements: Hunts are limited to 2 groups of up to 4 hunters per group.

  • Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to noon each day of the hunt.

  • Shooting Hours: 12 noon to sunset.


Dove

  • Dates: September 1 to 2, 7 to 8, 14 to 15, 21 to 22 and 28 to 29.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits for dove corresponds to limits during the Regular Season.

  • Requirements: Hunts are limited to 20 hunters per weekend.

  • Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

More Information

Call the Copper Brakes SP at (940) 839-4331

Huntsville State Park

Squirrel

  • Dates: December 5 and 6.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits correspond to limits for squirrel in Walker County.

  • Means: Shotguns with no larger than #4 lead shot are the only legal means allowed.

  • Restrictions: use of dogs is prohibited.

  • Notes: Park is closed to public during these hunts.

  • Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to 12 noon.

More Information

Call the Huntsville SP at (936) 295-5644.

Resaca de la Palma State Park

White-winged Dove

  • Dates: September 1, 2, 7 and 8.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits correspond to limits during the Special Season in the Special White-winged Dove Area.

  • Shooting Hours: 12 noon to sunset.


Morning Dove

  • Dates: September 14 and 15, 21 to 22, 28 to 29 and October 5 and 6.

  • Bag Limit: bag and possession limits for dove correspond to limits in the South Zone Dove Season.

  • Restrictions: Hunters will enter hunting area through the south gate only.

  • Notes: Park will remain open.

  • Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

More Information

Call the Resaca de la Palma SP at (956) 350-2920.

Information valid September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020