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Dallas 2020-2021 Hunting SeasonsCounty Seat: Dallas

Species Info
Non-core
General Season Apr. 1 - June 30, 2021

Bag Limit 1 per person per year
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
North Zone

North of IH 30

Zone Map
Regular Season Sept. 1 - Nov. 12, 2020
Dec. 18, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021

Daily Bag Limit 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 white-tipped
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Nov. 20 - Dec. 6, 2020

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Central Zone

South of IH 30

Zone Map
Regular Season Sept. 1 - Nov. 1, 2020
Dec. 18, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Daily Limit 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 white-tipped
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Nov. 20 - Dec. 6, 2020

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
North Zone
Zone Map
Duck Daily Bag Limit with Gun 6 in the aggregate.

Including no more than:

  • 5 mallards (only two may be hens)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 canvasback
  • 1 scaup
  • 1 pintail
  • 1 "dusky" duck (mottled duck, Mexican-like duck, black duck and their hybrids are closed the first five days of the season in each zone)
  • All other species not listed: 6
Merganser Daily Bag Limit 5 in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 hooded mergansers.
Coot Daily Bag Limit 15 birds
Possession Limit with Gun Three times the daily bag limit
Youth-Only Nov. 7 - 8, 2020

Regular Season Nov. 14 - 29, 2020
Dec. 5, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 19 - 29, 2020
Dec. 5, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021

Falconry Feb. 1 - 15, 2021

Daily Bag Limit by Falconry 3 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate.
Possession Limit by Falconry 9 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate.
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
East Zone
Zone Map
Daily Bag Limit 5 Early Canada geese; 5 regular dark geese (to include no more than 2 White-fronted geese); 10 light geese in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Dark geese three times the daily bag limit. Light geese no possession limit.
Early Canada Geese Season Sept. 12 - 27, 2020

Light and Dark Geese Nov. 7, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Feb. 1 - Mar. 14, 2021

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Only No bag limit, no possession limit.
Species Info
No Open Season
Species Info Upland Game Bird Endorsement Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 31, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021

Daily Bag Limit 15
Possession Limit 45
Mearns' (Montezuma) Quail No open season.
Species Info
Statewide
Regular Season

No closed season

Bag Limit None
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Sept. 12 - 27, 2020
Nov. 7 - Dec. 30, 2020

Daily Bag Limit 15 King and Clapper Rails in the aggregate; 25 Sora and Virginia Rails in the aggregate; 15 Moorhens (Common Gallinules) and Purple Gallinules in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Feb. 1 - 15, 2021

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info
Year-round Season - No bag limit
General Season Sept. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2021

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
September Teal Only Season Sept. 12 - 27, 2020

Daily Bag Limit 6 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Archery Endorsement Required for Archery Hunting
North Zone
Bag Limit 4 deer, no more than 2 bucks, and no more than 2 antlerless, all seasons combined.
Antler Restrictions The bag limit in this county is two legal bucks, but only ONE may have an inside spread of 13 inches or greater. A legal buck deer is defined as a buck deer with: at least one unbranched antler; OR an inside spread of 13 inches or greater (does not apply to a buck that has an unbranched antler). A hunter may also take ONE buck with an inside spread of 13 inches or greater in a different county with antler restrictions, and not to exceed that county's bag limit.
Means and Methods Restriction During youth and general seasons lawful means are restricted to lawful archery equipment and crossbows only, including MLDP properties. During archery-only season, crossbows are unlawful except for individuals with a physician-certified, upper-limb disability as defined in the means and methods section.
MLDP If MLDP buck tags have been issued for a property, harvest is by MLDP tag only and all bucks must be tagged with a MLDP tag. If MLDP antlerless tags have been issued for a property, harvest is by MLDP tag only and all antlerless deer must be tagged with a MLDP antlerless tag. The landowner or designated agent are responsible for providing MLDP tags to the hunters on MLDP properties. All hunters using MLDP tags are required to possess a Resident or Non-resident General hunting license.
Archery Only Oct. 3 - Nov. 6, 2020

General Season Nov. 7, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021

Antlerless Deer Antlerless by MLDP or hunting license tag.
Youth-Only
Early Youth-Only Season Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2020
Late Youth-Only Season Jan. 4 - 17, 2021

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Nov. 7, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2021

Daily Bag Limit 8
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Dec. 18, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Feb. 1 - 15, 2021

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit