Several Texas State Parks are closed due to Tropical Storm Harvey. See state park alerts.

Migratory Game Bird Limits & Shooting Hours

  • Daily Bag: 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: 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: From one-half hour before sunrise to 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.