2015 - 2016

Jim Wells County Seat: Alice

Species Info
Non-core
General Season Apr. 1 - June 30, 2016

Bag Limit 1 per person per year
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Special White-winged Dove Area
Zone Map
Regular Season Sept. 18 - Oct. 21, 2015
Dec. 18, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016

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
Special Season Sept. 5 - 6, 2015
Sept. 12 - 13, 2015

Daily Bag Limit 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 mourning doves and 2 whitetips.
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Nov. 7 - Dec. 13, 2015

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
South Zone
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Duck Daily Bag Limit with Gun 6 in the aggregate. Including no more than: 5 mallards (only two may be hens), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 pintail, 1 canvasback, and 1 "dusky" duck (Mottled duck, Mexican like duck, black duck and their hybrids). For all other species not listed, the bag limit shall be 6. The season for "dusky" ducks is closed the first five days of the season in each zone.
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 Oct. 24 - 25, 2015

Regular Season Oct. 31 - Nov. 29, 2015
Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2016

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 5 - 29, 2015
Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2016

Falconry Feb. 1 - 14, 2016

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 HIP Certification Required
East Zone
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Daily Bag Limit 3 Canada geese, 2 white-fronted geese, 20 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, 2015

Light and Dark Geese Nov. 7, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Feb. 1 - Mar. 20, 2016

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Only No bag limit, no possession limit.
Species Info
Southern
Regular Season Sept. 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2016

Bag Limit 2 per license year.
Possession Limit 2
Species Info Upland Game Bird Stamp Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 31, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016

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

No closed season

Bag Limit None
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Sept. 12 - 27, 2015
Oct. 31 - Dec. 23, 2015

Daily Bag Limit 15 King and Clapper Rails in the aggregate. 25 Sora and Virginia Rails in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Feb. 1 - 14, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp, Federal Sandhill Crane Permit & HIP Certification Required
Zone C
Zone Map
Regular Season Dec. 19, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 2
Possession Limit 6
Species Info
Year-round Season - No bag limit
General Season Sept. 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2016

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
September Teal Only Season Sept. 12 - 27, 2015

Daily Bag Limit 6 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Upland Game Bird Stamp Required
Fall

South Zone

Bag Limit The annual bag limit for turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.
Bag Composition Gobblers or Bearded Hens
Archery Only Oct. 3 - Nov. 6, 2015

Youth-Only Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2015

Fall Season Nov. 7, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016

Spring

Rio Grande - South Zone

Bag Limit The annual bag limit for turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey.
Bag Composition Gobblers or Bearded Hens
Youth-Only Mar. 12 - 13, 2016
May 7 - 8, 2016

Spring Season Mar. 19 - May 1, 2016

Species Info
South Zone
Bag Limit 5 deer, no more than 3 bucks.
Antlerless Deer No permit is required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLDP antlerless permits have been issued for the tract of land.
Archery Only Oct. 3 - Nov. 6, 2015

Archery Only Either sex. No permit is required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLDP permits have been issued for the property.
General Season Nov. 7, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016

Youth-Only Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2015

Late Antlerless and Spike Jan. 18 - 31, 2016

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 31, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 8
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Stamp & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Dec. 18, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Feb. 1 - 14, 2016

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

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