2022 – 2023 Texas Hunting Season Dates

Texas Parks and WildlifeTexas Parks & Wildlife released the 2022 – 2023 Texas Hunting Season Dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website. Before you head to the lease, stop by New Braunfels Feed & Supply for all your hunting supplies, feeds, and attractants.

 

Javelina

Javelina season dates
Season Zone Dates
General North Oct. 1 – Feb. 26
South Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Complete javelina regulations

Mule Deer

Mule deer season dates
Season Zone Dates
General Panhandle Nov. 19 – Dec. 4
Trans-Pecos Nov. 25 – Dec. 11
Archery 59 of 254 counties Oct. 1 – Nov. 4

Complete mule deer regulations

Pronghorn

Pronghorn season dates
Season Zone Dates
General 41 of 254 counties Oct. 1-16

Complete pronghorn regulations

Squirrel

Squirrel season dates
Season Zone Dates
General East Texas Oct. 1 – Feb. 26 & May 1-31
Other open counties Sep. 1 – Aug. 31
Youth-only East Texas Sep. 24 – 25

Complete squirrel regulations

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed deer season dates
Season Zone Dates
General North Nov. 5 – Jan. 1
South Nov. 5 – Jan. 15
Special Late North Jan. 2-15
South Jan. 16-29
Youth-Only North Oct. 29-30 & Jan. 2-15
South Oct. 29-30 & Jan. 2-15
Archery 252 of 254 counties Oct. 1 – Nov. 4
Muzzleloader 90 of 254 counties Jan. 2-15

Complete white-tailed deer regulations

Upland Game Birds

Chachalaca

Chachalaca season dates

Season Zone Dates
Regular Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties Oct. 29 – Feb. 26

Complete chachalaca regulations

Pheasant

Pheasant season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Panhandle Dec. 3 – Jan. 1

Complete pheasant regulations

Quail

Quail season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Oct. 29 – Feb. 26

Complete quail regulations

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey season dates
Season Zone Dates
Fall North Nov. 5 – Jan. 1
South Nov. 5 – Jan. 15
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties Nov. 5 – Feb. 26
Archery-only Oct. 1 – Nov. 4
Fall Youth-only North Oct. 29-30 & Jan. 2-15
South Oct. 29-30 & Jan. 16-29
Spring North April 1 – May 14
South Mar. 18 – Apr. 30
One-turkey counties Apr. 1-30
Spring Youth-Only North Mar. 25-26 & May 20-21
South Mar. 11-12 & May 6-7

Eastern Turkey

Eastern Turkey season dates
Season Zone Dates
Spring East Texas Apr. 22 – May 14

Complete turkey regulations

Migratory Game Bird

Dove

Dove season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular North Sep. 1 – Nov. 13 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 1
Central Sep. 1 – Oct. 30 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 15
South Sep. 14 – Oct. 30 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 22
Special White-winged Dove Days South Sep. 2-4 & Sept. 9-11

Complete dove regulations

Duck

Duck season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular High Plains Mallard Management Unit Oct. 29-30 & Nov. 4 – Jan. 29
North Nov. 12-27 & Dec. 3 – Jan. 29
South Nov. 5-27 & Dec. 10 – Jan. 29
Youth/Veterans High Plains Mallard Management Unit Oct. 22-23
North Nov. 5-6
South Oct. 29-30

Complete duck regulations

Goose

Goose season dates
Season Zone Dates
Early Canada Goose East Sep. 10- 25
Light & Dark Geese West Nov. 5 – Feb. 5
East Nov. 5- Jan. 29
Light Goose Conservation Order West Feb. 6 – Mar. 12
East Jan. 30 – Mar. 12

Complete goose regulations

Rails, Gallinules & Moorhens

Rails, Gallinules & Moorhens hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Sep. 10-25 & Nov. 5 – Dec. 28

Complete rail, gallinule & moorhen regulations

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular A Oct. 29 – Jan. 29
B Nov. 25 – Jan. 29
C Dec. 17 – Jan. 22

Complete sandhill crane regulations

Snipe

Common season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Nov. 5 – Feb. 19

Complete snipe regulations

Teal

Teal hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
September Teal Only Statewide Sep. 10-25

Complete teal regulations

Woodcock

Woodcock hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

Complete woodcock regulations

Other Animals

Alligator

Alligator hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
General 22 Counties & Special Properties Sep. 10-30
All Other Counties Apr. 1-June 30

Complete alligator regulations

Rabbits and Hares

Rabbits and Hares hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide No closed season

Complete rabbit and hare regulations