Hunting Season Dates

Consult the Texas Hunting Guide 2008/2009 for specific information about regulations in other counties.

 


2008 - 2009 Hunting Seasons


These are meant to be used only as a reference, please visit Texas Parks and Wildlife for the official regulations and to view other counties.

Dimmit County Carrizo Springs (county seat)

Whitetail
Deer

  • Archery Only: September 27-October 31, 2008. No permit required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLD permits have been issued for the property.

  • General Season: November 1, 2008-January 18, 2009. Special Late General Season: January 19-February 1, 2009 (antlerless and spike bucks only). Bag limit: 5 deer, no more than 3 bucks, all seasons combined.

  • Special Youth-Only Season: Early open season: October 25-26, 2008. Late open season: January 17-18, 2009.

    Bag limits, provision for the take of antlerless deer, and special requirements of the county, shall be as specified for the first 2 days of the general open season.

    Licensed hunters 16 years of age or younger may hunt deer by any lawful means during this season, except in Grayson County, where legal means are restricted to crossbow and archery equipment.


Javelina No closed season. Bag limit: 2 per license year.
Squirrel No closed season. No bag limit
Turkey

The annual bag limit for Rio Grande and Eastern turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey. For counties that have an Eastern Turkey spring season, there is no fall season.

  • Fall:

    Open season: November 1, 2008-January 18, 2009 Bag limit: 4 turkeys, gobblers or bearded hens.

    Archery Only: September 27-October 31, 2008.

  • Spring:

    Rio Grande turkey: Open season: March 21-May 3, 2009 (gobblers only).

    Special Youth-Only (Rio Grande turkey): Open season: March 14-15 and May 10-11, 2009.

Dove / Quail

Please consult the link at the top of the page to see Texas Parks and Wildlife Regulations

Special Season: September 6, 7, 13, 14 on properties within the Special White-winged Dove Area.

  • Daily bag limit: 12 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, to include not more than 4 mourning doves and two whitetips.
  • Possession Limit: Twice the daily bag limit.

Regular Season: September 20 - November 9 and December 26 - January 13.

  • Daily bag limit: 12 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate to include not more than two whitetips.
  • Possession Limit: Twice the daily bag limit.


 

Zavala County Crystal City (county seat)

Whitetail
Deer

  • Archery Only: September 27-October 31, 2008. No permit required to hunt antlerless deer unless MLD permits have been issued for the property.

  • General Season: November 1, 2008-January 18, 2009. Special Late General Season: January 19-February 1, 2009 (antlerless and spike bucks only). Bag limit: 5 deer, no more than 3 bucks, all seasons combined.

  • Special Youth-Only Season: Early open season: October 25-26, 2008. Late open season: January 17-18, 2009.

    Bag limits, provision for the take of antlerless deer, and special requirements of the county, shall be as specified for the first 2 days of the general open season.

    Licensed hunters 16 years of age or younger may hunt deer by any lawful means during this season, except in Grayson County, where legal means are restricted to crossbow and archery equipment.

 

Javelina No closed season. Bag limit: 2 per license year.
Squirrel No closed season. No bag limit.
Turkey

The annual bag limit for Rio Grande and Eastern turkey, in the aggregate for all counties, is four (4), no more than one of which may be an Eastern turkey. For counties that have an Eastern Turkey spring season, there is no fall season.

  • Fall:

    Open season: November 1, 2008-January 18, 2009 Bag limit: 4 turkeys, gobblers or bearded hens.

    Archery Only: September 27-October 31, 2008.

  • Spring:

    Rio Grande turkey: Open season: March 21-May 3, 2009 (gobblers only).

    Special Youth-Only (Rio Grande turkey): Open season: March 14-15 and May 10-11, 2009

Dove / Quail

Please consult the link at the top of the page to see Texas Parks and Wildlife Regulations

Special Season: September 6, 7, 13, 14 on properties within the Special White-winged Dove Area.

  • Daily bag limit: 12 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate, to include not more than 4 mourning doves and two whitetips.
  • Possession Limit: Twice the daily bag limit.

Regular Season: September 20 - November 9 and December 26 - January 13.

  • Daily bag limit: 12 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped (white-fronted) doves in the aggregate to include not more than two whitetips.
  • Possession Limit: Twice the daily bag limit.

 

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