Texas Dove Season 2017-2018

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Dove season for the state of Texas is right around the corner! Here is our guide for the 2017-2018 Texas Dove Hunting Season. South Texas dove hunters will see increased opportunity this year thanks to a season framework adjustment expanding the early September 4-day Special White-winged Dove Area hunting season to the entire South Zone boundary. The change is part of the 2017-18 migratory game bird seasons adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department earlier in 2017. We will continue to update this guide as new information is released by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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2017-2018 Texas Texas Hunting Zones

Note: The updated 2017-2018 season boundary map will be released soon. The notable change to occur will be the special white-winged dove area will now include the entire South Zone. In the meantime, we’ve included the 2016-2017 boundary map for the state of Texas.

Texas Dove Hunting Boundary Map

2017-2018 Texas Dove Hunting Season Dates

North Zone:
Sept. 1 – Nov. 12 and Dec. 15-31.

Central Zone:
Sept. 1 – Nov. 5 and Dec. 15 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Special White-winged Dove Days (entire South Zone):
Sept. 2-3, 9-10.

South Zone:
Sept. 22 – Nov. 8 and Dec. 15 – Jan. 21, 2018.

Regular Season Shooting Hours for North, Central and South Zones are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

2017-2018 Texas Dove Hunting Season Bag Limits

North Zone:
Regular Season
Daily Bag Limit: 15*
Possession Limit: 45

Central Zone:
Regular Season
Daily Bag Limit: 15*
Possession Limit: 45

South Zone:
Regular Season
Daily Bag Limit: 15*
Possession Limit: 45

Special White-winged Dove Days:
Special Days (Shooting hours: noon to sunset):
Daily Bag Limit: 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in total, to include no more than 2 mourning doves and 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves).
Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

Regular Season:
Daily Bag Limit 15*
Possession Limit 45

*In all zones, the daily bag limit can include no more than 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves). The possession limit on white-tipped doves is three times the daily bag limit.

 

 

 

 

 

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