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Stay up-to-date on operations adjustments and temporary closure of TPWD offices, state parks, recreation facilities and water access points due to COVID-19. Please follow guidance from local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Migratory Game Bird Limits & Shooting Hours

Daily Bag Limit

  • No person shall possess more than one daily bag limit of birds while in the field or while returning from the field to one's hunting camp, automobile or temporary lodging facility (see requirements for Documentation).
  • For the first day of any season, the possession limit is the daily bag limit.

Possession Limit

  • The possession limit shall apply at processing facilities and until the birds have reached the personal residence of the possessor and are finally processed (cleaned for consumption).

Legal Shooting Hours

  • One-half hour before sunrise to sunset except during the Light Goose Conservation Order and the Special White-winged Dove Season.
  • During the Light Goose Conservation Order: one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • During the Special White-winged Dove Season: noon to sunset. See Sunrise/Sunset Computations.

Doves (please report leg bands to

Migratory game bird stamp endorsement required to hunt any doves in any season. NOTE: There is no closed season or bag limit restrictions for Eurasian collared-doves or common pigeons (rock doves); however, it is recommended that plumage be left on these birds for identification purposes.