2015 - 2016
New Regulations take effect Sept. 1, 2015. Download a PDF of the current 2014-15 Outdoor Annual.

McLennan County Seat: Waco

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
Central Zone
Zone Map
Regular Season Sept. 1 - Oct. 25, 2015
Dec. 18, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2016

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. 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
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, 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. 31 - Nov. 1, 2015

Regular Season Nov. 7 - 29, 2015
Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

"Dusky" Duck Nov. 12 - 29, 2015
Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 31, 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
West Zone
Zone Map
Daily Bag Limit 5 dark geese, to include no more than one white-fronted goose, 20 light geese in the aggregate.
Possession Limit Dark geese three times the daily bag limit. Light geese no possession limit.
Light and Dark Geese Oct. 31, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

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

Light Geese (Conservation Order) Only No bag limit, no possession limit.
East Zone
Zone Map
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
No Open Season
Regular Season

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 B

West of IH 35 only

Zone Map
Regular Season Nov. 20, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Daily Bag Limit 3
Possession Limit 9
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

North Zone

Bag Composition Either sex
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.
Archery Only Oct. 3 - Nov. 6, 2015

Youth-Only Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2015
Jan. 4 - 17, 2016

Fall Season Nov. 7, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016

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.
Spring

Rio Grande - North Zone

Bag Composition Gobblers or Bearded Hens
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.
Youth-Only Mar. 26 - 27, 2016
May 21 - 22, 2016

Spring Season Apr. 2 - May 15, 2016

Species Info
North Zone
Bag Limit 5 deer, no more than 2 bucks, all seasons combined.
Antlerless Deer No permit is required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLDP antlerless permits have been issued for the tract of land.
Antler Restrictions Antler Restrictions do not apply on properties for which Level 2 or Level 3 MLDPs have been issued. For the seasons listed above, a legal buck is a buck deer having at least one unbranched antler, or an inside spread of 13 inches or greater. The inside spread requirement does not apply to any buck that has an unbranched antler. Not more than one buck with an inside spread of 13 inches or greater may be taken.
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. 3, 2016

Youth-Only
Early Youth-Only Season Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2015
Late Youth-Only Season Jan. 4 - 17, 2016

Late Antlerless and Spike Jan. 4 - 17, 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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