Dove

Articles, reports and commentary about dove hunting in Texas

There's no doubt there always will be rotten apples out there, but for the most part, the more than 1 million people who buy hunting licenses in Texas each year are law-abiding citizens. They’re people who go out of their way to be polite, courteous and open should they be...
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):...
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:...
State fish and wildlife agencies, all four flyway councils and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will ask dove hunting enthusiasts across the country to share their experiences and opinions about dove hunting in an upcoming coordinated efforts. The National Dove Hunter Survey is scheduled to begin this month, and...
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...
This is my favorite time of year in Texas. And I don’t think I’m alone. Dove and teal seasons are under way and there remain fantastic angling pursuits from the Panhandle to the Gulf Coast. No matter if you’re a first-timer or die-hard veteran, there’s something for everyone, and the opportunities...
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...
Texas dove hunting remains the most fulfilling outdoor experience we have in the Lone Star State, and the time spent enjoying the sights and sounds of a September afternoon and evening are among those you can’t assign a true value. And while there is no shortage of “being there”...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is  gathering input on possible dove hunting changes in conjunction with upcoming public hearings in San Antonio and Corpus Christi. The department will be scoping the expansion of the Special White-winged Dove Area and the associated reduction of mourning doves in the daily bag...
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...