2017 - 2018 Hunting Season Dates

Important Notice: Dates listed for migratory game birds are probable, but tentative. Final season dates and bag limits for migratory game birds have not yet been issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This page will be updated when the season dates and bag limits are finalized by the USFWS

Alligator

22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 - 30, 2017
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 - June 30, 2018

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018

Dove

North Zone

Sep. 1 - Nov. 12, 2017 & Dec. 15 - Dec. 31, 2017

Central Zone

Sep. 1 - Nov. 5, 2017 & Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

South Zone & Special White-winged Dove Area

Sep. 2, 3, 9, 10; Sep. 22 - Nov. 8, 2017; Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018

Duck

North Zone

Regular season: Nov. 11 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 2, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

Dusky duck: Nov. 16 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 2, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

Youth-only: Nov. 4 - 5, 2017

South Zone

Regular season: Nov. 4 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

Dusky duck: Nov. 9 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

Youth-only: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017

High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)

Regular season: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017 & Nov. 3, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

Dusky duck: Nov. 6, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

Youth-only: Oct. 21 - 22, 2017

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 9 - 24, 2017 & Nov. 4 - Dec. 27, 2017

Goose

East Zone

Early Canada goose: Sep. 9 - 24, 2017

Light goose: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

Light goose conservation order: Jan. 29 - Mar. 18, 2018

White-fronted goose: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018

West Zone

Light & dark geese: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 4, 2018

Light goose conservation order: Feb. 5 - Mar. 18, 2018

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018
South Zone: Sep. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018

Mule Deer

General Season

Panhandle: Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2017

SW Panhandle: Nov. 18 - 26, 2017

Trans-Pecos: Nov. 24 - Dec. 10, 2017

Archery Season

Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 2 - 31, 2017

Pronghorn Antelope

Sep. 30 - Oct. 8, 2017

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 28, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 28, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Zone B: Nov. 24, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Zone C: Dec. 16, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018

Squirrel

East Texas: Oct. 1, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018 & May 1 - 31, 2018
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2018
Special Youth Season: Sep. 23 - 24, 2017

Snipe

Oct. 28, 2017 - Feb. 11, 2018

Teal

Sep. 9 - 24, 2017

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season

North Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

South Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018

Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018

Archery-Only: Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017

Fall Youth-Only

Early: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017

Late: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018

Spring Season

North Zone: Mar. 31 - May 13, 2018

South Zone: Mar. 17 - Apr. 29, 2018

One-turkey counties: April 1 - April 30, 2018

Spring Youth-Only

North Zone: Mar. 24 - 25, 2018 & May 19 - 20, 2018

South Zone: Mar. 10 - 11, 2018 & May 5 - 6, 2018

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season

East Texas: Apr. 15 - May 14, 2018

White-tailed Deer

General Season

North Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

South Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018

Special Late Season

North Zone: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018

South Zone: Jan. 22 - Feb. 4, 2018

Youth-Only Seasons

Early Season: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017

Late Season: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018

Archery Season

Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017

Muzzleloader-Only Season

Jan. 8 - 21, 2018

Woodcock

Dec. 18, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018


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