Dove

Articles, reports and commentary about dove hunting in Texas

The thrill of dove hunting isn’t about shooting. Seems silly, right? Expense, time and energy are shelled out to chase after a quarter-pound bird, but the true aim isn’t to harvest as many as possible as quickly as possible. It seems like a paradox in this day and age when hours are...
Dove hunting in Texas is inexpensive, accessible and inclusive of every species of hunter in the Lone Star State, catering to anyone and everyone willing to brave a steamy September afternoon from the Red River to the Rio Grande. And thanks to the longest dove season in eight decades, maybe you'll...
I was the same age as the youngster when I first heard the chilling tale. In fact, I was in the same area of Brown County, hunting the same game bird that nearly cut his life short in the time it takes for a covey to get out of sight. One...
September wingshooters can count on one thing in years like this: The probability for a good dove or teal hunt goes sky-high if you’ve got consistent water and food sources in your flight path. Texas boasts fall dove populations in excess of 40 million birds and its roughly 300,000 dove...
The Lone Star State is blessed with an abundance of hunting opportunities for both small game and big game, and with a little help from Mother Nature, the overall hunting forecast has shaped up to be good for most Texas wildlife in 2017-18. Here is The Texas Outdoor Digest's annual...
It’s a safe assumption the majority of hunters are fully aware of the regulations associated with dove hunting, but there remain common violations that game wardens continue to see each September. Most of them are easily avoidable, and in all reality, these issues rest at the heart of conservation:...
Texas dove hunting is a $300 million industry, but that figure is set to rise substantially this fall with the recent adoption of a 90-day dove season, the longest in eight decades. http://texanoutdoors.com/hunting/texas-hunting-accidents-largely-avoidable-with-common-sense/ Here are dove hunting seasons from Texas Parks & Wildlife, with a breakdown on season dates and limits: Dove North Zone Sept....
Texas dove hunters will receive an additional 20 days this fall if proposed changes to the 2016-17 Statewide Hunting Proclamation for Migratory Game Birds are approved. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a 90-day Texas dove season, the longest in 80 years, according to state officials. In addition, the Texas Parks & Wildlife...
Texas hunting seasons again are almost here, and with a little help from Mother Nature things are looking up for doves, deer, ducks and a host of other wildlife. With that in mind, here is a preview for fall hunting seasons, including the best areas of the state for a variety of...
The largest barrier to hunting in our state is the fact that upwards of 95 percent or more of it rests in private hands. However, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department again is offering services, drawings and permits to make it easier for hunters across the state to gain access...