What time does dove season start in South Texas?


Season Zone Dates
Regular North Sep. 1 – Nov. 12 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 2
Central Sep. 1 – Oct. 31 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 14
South Sep. 14 – Oct. 31 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 21
Special White-winged Dove Days South Sep. 3-5 & Sept. 10-12

Is it dove season in South Texas?

Dove season opens in the South Zone on Sept. 14 and runs through Oct. 31 before returning Dec. 17 through Jan.

When did dove season start in Texas?

Sept. 1
Dove season opens Sept. 1 in the North and Central Zones; the South Zone’s Special White-winged Dove Days begin Sept. 1 at noon, and regular season in the South Zone opens Sept. 14.

What is the dove limit in South Texas?

15 birds per day
Daily bag limits remain at 15 birds per day for all zones, including during the special white-winged dove days in the South Zone. As always, there is no closed season or bag limit restriction for Eurasian collared-doves, an invasive species, or rock doves, also known as rock pigeons.

When can you shoot dove in Texas?

Legal Shooting Hours One-half hour before sunrise to sunset except during the Light Goose Conservation Order and the Special White-winged Dove Season. During the Light Goose Conservation Order: one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. During the Special White-winged Dove Season: noon to sunset.

Where are the doves in Texas?

Although historically white-winged doves were found primarily in northern Mexico, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and the Big Bend region, their range has expanded northward and is currently found throughout Texas except for the Pineywoods.

Where are the Dove in Texas?

What is dove limit in Texas?

The daily bag limit for doves statewide is 15 and the possession limit 45. During the early two weekends in the Special White-winged Dove Days, hunting is allowed only from noon to sunset and the daily bag limit is 15 birds, to include not more than two mourning doves and two white-tipped doves.

Can you use lead shot for dove in Texas?

Using shotshells loaded with lead shot is perfectly legal for most of the nation’s million or so dove hunters, and certainly for the 350,000 or so dove hunters in Texas, where almost all hunting occurs on private property.

Where can you hunt doves in Texas?

The Bader Ranch consists Bader Ranch offers sunflower fields in both the South and Central Texas dove hunting zones. The ranch lies directly in the center of the migration flight corridor for white-winged and mourning dove. It is known for its consistently exceptional dove hunting.