2013-14 Texas hunting season dates highlight wealth of outdoor opportunities

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Texas hunting seasons again have shaped up to be good.

Doves

  • North, Central Zones: Sept. 1-Oct. 23 and Dec. 20-Jan. 5
  • South Zone: Sept. 20-Oct. 27 and Dec. 20-Jan. 20

Teal

  • Sept. 14-29

Pronghorn Antelope

  • Sept. 28-Oct. 6

White-Tailed Deer

  • Archery: Sept. 28-Nov. 1
  • Youth Season: Oct. 26-27; Jan. 6-19
  • North Texas (212 Counties): Nov. 2-Jan. 5
  • South Texas (30 Counties): Nov. 2-Jan. 19

Mule Deer

  • Archery: Sept. 28-Nov. 1
  • Panhandle (39 Counties): Nov. 23-Dec. 8
  • Southwestern Panhandle (11 Counties): Nov. 23-Dec. 1
  • Trans-Pecos (19 Counties): Nov. 29-Dec. 15

Pheasant

  • Panhandle (37 Counties): Dec. 7-Jan. 5

Quail

  • Oct. 26-Feb. 23

Sandhill cranes

  • Zone A: Nov. 2-Feb. 2
  • Zone B: Nov. 22-Feb. 2
  • Zone C: Dec. 21-Jan. 26

High Plains Ducks

  • Youth Season: Oct. 19-20
  • Regular season: Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 1-Jan. 26

North, South Duck Zones

  • Youth Season: Oct. 26-27
  • North regular season: Nov. 2-Dec. 8 and Dec. 21-Jan. 26
  • South regular season: Nov. 2-Dec. 1 and Dec. 14-Jan. 26

Western Zone Geese

  • Nov. 2-Feb. 2

Eastern Zone Geese

  • White-fronted geese: Nov. 2-Jan. 12
  • Canada geese: Sept. 14-29; Nov. 2-Jan. 26
  • Light geese: Nov. 2-Jan. 26

For more information, check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual, available wherever licenses are sold.

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Will Leschper is founder of The Texas Outdoor Digest. He has been recognized for Excellence in Craft by the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. He is Conservation Editor of Texas Fish & Game Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters, in addition to writing for plenty of of now-defunct publications.

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