Woodcock2023-2024 Seasons & Regulations

Season Dates & County Regulations

Regular Season

Dec. 18, 2023 - Jan. 31, 2024


Jan. 29 - Feb. 12, 2024

Bag Limits

Hunt TypeDaily Bag LimitPossession Limit
Regular Season 3 birds 9 birds
Falconry 3 birds
in the aggregate
9 birds
in the aggregate
Bag and possession limits for regular and falconry seasons

Hunting Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

License Requirements

Hunting License

All migratory game bird hunters must have a valid hunting license.

Texas Migratory Game Bird Stamp Endorsement

A Migratory Game Bird Endorsement is required to hunt any migratory game bird (waterfowl, coot, rail, gallinule, snipe, dove, sandhill crane, and woodcock).

Harvest Information Program

When you purchase a hunting license, indicate to the license clerk that you intend to hunt migratory game birds and need to be HIP certified by answering a few simple questions.


Migratory Game Bird Regulations


General Rules


License, Permit and Endorsement Requirements

Species Illegal to Hunt

Waterfowl Banding Maps