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2017 – 2018 Hunting Season Dates

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

2017 - 2018 Hunting Season DatesTexas Parks & Wildlife released the 2017 – 2018 Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website.

Alligator

22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 – 30
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 – June 30

Chachalaca

Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Nov. 4 – Feb. 25

Dove

North Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 12 & Dec. 15 – Dec. 31
Central Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 5 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 7
South Zone
Sep. 22 – Nov. 8 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 21
Special White-winged Dove Area
Sep. 2, 3, 9, 10

Duck

North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 11 – 26 & Dec. 2 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 16 – 26 & Dec. 2 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Nov. 4 – 5
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 4 – 26 & Dec. 9 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 9 – 26 & Dec. 9 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Oct. 28 – 29
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 28 – 29 & Nov. 3 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 6 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Oct. 21 – 22

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 9 – 24 & Nov. 4 – Dec. 27

East Zone
Canada goose: Sep. 9 – 24
Light goose: Nov. 4 – Jan. 28
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 29 – Mar. 18
White-fronted goose: Nov. 4 – Jan. 28
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 4 – Feb. 4
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 5 – Mar. 18

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1 – Feb. 25
South Zone: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 18 – Dec. 3
SW Panhandle: Nov. 18 – 26
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 24 – Dec. 10
Archery Season
Sep. 30 – Nov. 3

Pheasant

Panhandle: Dec. 2 – Dec. 31

Pronghorn Antelope

Sept. 30 – 8

Quail

Statewide: Oct. 28 – Feb. 25

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 28 – Jan. 28
Zone B: Nov. 24 – Jan. 28
Zone C: Dec. 16 – Jan. 21

Squirrel

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

Snipe

Oct. 28 – Feb. 11

Teal

Sep. 9 – 24

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season
North zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 7
South zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 21
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 4 – Feb. 25
Archery-Only: Sept. 30 – Nov. 3
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 28 – 29
Late: Jan. 8 – 21
Spring Season
North zone: Mar. 31 – May 13
South zone: Mar. 17 – Apr. 29
One-turkey counties: April 1 – April 30
Spring Youth-Only
North zone: Mar. 24 – 25 & May 19 – 20
South zone: Mar. 10 – 11 & May 5 – 6

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 – May 14

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 7
South zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 21
Special Late Season
North zone: Jan. 8 – 21
South zone: Jan. 22 – Feb. 4
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 28 – 29
Late Season: Jan. 8 – 21
Archery Season
Sept. 30 – Nov. 3
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 8 – 21

Woodcock

Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

2017-2018 Livestock Shows

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Livestock ShowsLivestock shows for the upcoming season are right around the corner!

Are you interested in attending livestock shows? Here are the dates and locations of several major 2017-2018 Stock Shows happening throughout Texas. Go to the links for each Stock Show to learn more about event schedules, entry forms, ticket information and more:

State Fair of Texas (Dallas): September 29 – October 22, 2017

Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco): October 5 – October 14, 2017

Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth): January 12 – February 3, 2018

San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo (San Angelo): February 2 – 18, 2018

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (San Antonio): February 8 – 25, 2018

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Houston): February 27 –  March 18, 2018

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo (Austin): March 10 – 24, 2018

 

These livestock shows are the perfect way to spend some time with the family! Save the date and make plans to come to one of these rodeos near you!

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