New This Year for Hunting

Effective September 1, 2021

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

  • New CWD Zones and check stations may be established in and around Hunt, Kaufman, Lubbock, Uvalde, and Van Zandt counties.

Turkey Hunting

  • New mandatory reporting for wild turkeys in south central Texas.
  • Alignment of the North and South Zone boundaries for the spring and fall hunting seasons of wild turkeys.
  • Closing of Panola County to Eastern turkey hunting.

Dove Hunting

  • Expansion of the Special White-winged Dove Days in the South Zone from 4 to 6 days.

Pronghorn Season

  • Elimination of the pronghorn experimental season and extension of the general pronghorn season from 9 days to 16 days.

Squirrel Hunting

  • Additional squirrel hunting opportunities in previously closed counties.


  • Alignment of chachalaca and quail hunting season dates.

Public Hunting

  • More public hunting opportunity with the addition of Caddo Lake NWR and Neches River NWR to the TPWD’s Public Hunting Program.

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