Dove

Articles, reports and commentary about dove hunting in Texas

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...
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...
I remember where I was when I heard the mind-boggling news: after a searing September day in Comanche County, one of those that makes you wonder how much hotter it can actually get, I found myself among a group of happy dove hunters shooting the breeze as the sun...
The Rio Grande Valley is unlike any other place in the Lone Star State. Fresh citrus and distinctive cuisine abounds, in addition to this area being the birding capital of the state – if not the world – as the warm climate harbors hundreds of different migrating species each year. When...
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”...
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 season begins Monday, Labor Day, across much of the state, signaling the traditional start to fall hunting frameworks and bringing with it tens of thousands of Texans hoping to fill their bag limit. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department approved dove seasons across the state, and 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...
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):...
Hunting season is almost here, and for about 400,000 dove hunters, this time of year brings about a kick-start to fall seasons that will last through the New Year. And anticipation is flying higher than in previous years. Dove season in the north and central zones begins Sept. 1 and runs...