Lee County Seat: Giddings

Species Info
Non-core
General Season Apr. 1 - June 30, 2020

Bag Limit 1 per person per year
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Central Zone
Zone Map
Regular Season Sept. 1 - Nov. 3, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 - Jan. 14, 2020

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. 16 - Dec. 2, 2019

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
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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 canvasback
  • 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. 2 - 3, 2019

Regular Season Nov. 9 - Dec. 1, 2019
Dec. 7, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 14 - Dec. 1, 2019
Dec. 7, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020

Falconry Jan. 27 - Feb. 9, 2020

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
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Daily Bag Limit 5 Early Canada geese; 5 regular dark geese (to include no more than 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. 14 - 29, 2019

Light and Dark Geese Nov. 2, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Jan. 27 - Mar. 15, 2020

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. 26, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020

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. 14 - 29, 2019
Nov. 2 - Dec. 25, 2019

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 Jan. 27 - Feb. 9, 2020

Daily Bag Limit 3 in the aggregate
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement, Federal Sandhill Crane Permit & HIP Certification Required
Zone C

South of US 290 only

Zone Map
Regular Season Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2020

Daily Bag Limit 2
Possession Limit 6
Species Info
Year-round Season - No bag limit
General Season Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2020

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
September Teal Only Season Sept. 14 - 29, 2019

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

Rio Grande - Special 1 Turkey Bag Limit

Bag Limit 1 turkey.
Bag Composition Gobblers only
Spring Season Apr. 1 - 30, 2020

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.
Antlerless Deer Antlerless deer may be taken by hunting license tag during archery, muzzleloader, and youth-only seasons, except on properties where antlerless MLDP tags have been issued then take is by MLDP tag only. Antlerless deer may also be taken by hunting license tags during designated periods in the General Season, see General Season section below for specific dates.
Mandatory Harvest Reporting Any antlerless deer harvested during archery, youth-only, muzzleloader, or the 4-doe days during the general season is required to be reported within 24-hours of harvest to the department via mobile application or online. Report your antlerless deer harvest with the “My Texas Hunt Harvest” app (Apple app Store for IOS devices, Google Play for Android devices), or online at www.tpwd.texas.gov/myhunt.
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 Sept. 28 - Nov. 1, 2019

General Season Nov. 2, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

Antlerless Deer Antlerless Deer November 28- December 1, antlerless deer by MLDP tag or hunting license tag. At all other times, antlerless by MLDP tag only.
Youth-Only
Early Youth-Only Season Oct. 26 - 27, 2019
Late Youth-Only Season Jan. 6 - 19, 2020

Muzzleloader Jan. 6 - 19, 2020

Species Info Migratory Game Bird Endorsement & HIP Certification Required
Statewide
Regular Season Oct. 26, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2020

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, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit Three times the daily bag limit
Falconry Jan. 27 - Feb. 9, 2020

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