2016 - 2017 Hunting Season Dates

Alligator

22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 - 30, 2016
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 - June 30, 2017

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Oct. 29, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017

Dove

North Zone
Sep. 1 - Nov. 13, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
Central Zone
Sep. 1 - Nov. 6, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017
South Zone
Sep. 23 - Nov. 13, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 23, 2017
Special White-winged Dove Area
Sep. 3, 4, 10, 11, 2016; Sep. 23 - Nov. 9, 2016 & Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 23, 2017

Duck

North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 12 - 27, 2016 & Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Dusky duck: Nov. 17 - 27, 2016 & Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Youth-only: Nov. 5 - 6, 2016
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 5 - 27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Dusky duck: Nov. 10 - 27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Youth-only: Oct. 29 - 30, 2016
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 29 - 30, 2016 & Nov. 4, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Dusky duck: Nov. 7, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Youth-only: Oct. 22 - 23, 2016

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 10 - 25, 2016 & Nov. 5 - Dec. 28, 2016

Goose

East Zone
Canada goose: Sep. 10 - 25, 2016 & Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Light goose: Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 30 - Mar. 19, 2017
White-fronted goose: Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 5, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 6 - Mar. 19, 2017

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017
South Zone: Sep. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016 & Sep. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 19 - Dec. 4, 2016
SW Panhandle: Nov. 19 - 27, 2016
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 25 - Dec. 11, 2016
Archery Season
Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, 2016

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 3, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

Pronghorn Antelope

Oct. 1 - 9, 2016

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 29, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Zone B: Nov. 18, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
Zone C: Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 22, 2017

Squirrel

East Texas: Oct. 1, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017 & May 1 - 31, 2017
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016 & Sep. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2017
Special Youth Season: Sep. 24 - 25, 2016

Snipe

Oct. 29, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017

Teal

Sep. 10 - 25, 2016

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season
North zone: Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
South zone: Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 5, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017
Archery-Only: Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, 2016
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 29 - 30, 2016
Late: Jan. 2 - 15, 2017
Spring Season
North zone: Apr. 1 - May 14, 2017
South zone: Mar. 18 - Apr. 30, 2017
One-turkey counties: April 1 - April 30, 2017
Spring Youth-Only
North zone: Mar. 25 - 26, 2017 & May 20 - 21, 2017
South zone: Mar. 11 - 12, 2017 & May 6 - 7, 2017

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 - May 14, 2017

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North zone: Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
South zone: Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017
Special Late Season
North zone: Jan. 2 - 15, 2017
South zone: Jan. 16 - 29, 2017
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 29 - 30, 2016
Late Season: Jan. 2 - 15, 2017
Archery Season
Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, 2016
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 2 - 15, 2017

Woodcock

Dec. 18, 2016 - Jan. 31, 2017


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