2023 – 2024 Hunting Season Dates

2023 - 2024 Hunting Season DatesTexas Parks & Wildlife released the 2023 – 2024 Texas Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website.  Before you head to the lease, stop by Southside Feed for all your hunting supplies, feeds, and attractants.

Game Animals

Javelina

Javelina season dates
Season Zone Dates
General North Oct. 1, 2023 – Feb. 25, 2024
South Sep. 1, 2023 – Aug. 31, 2024

Mule Deer

Mule deer season dates
Season Zone Dates
General Panhandle Nov. 18, 2023 – Dec. 3, 2023
Trans-Pecos Nov. 24, 2023 – Dec. 10, 2023
Archery 59 of 254 counties Sep. 30, 2023 – Nov. 3, 2023

Pronghorn

Pronghorn season dates
Season Zone Dates
General 41 of 254 counties Sep. 30 – Oct. 15, 2023

Squirrel

Squirrel season dates
Season Zone Dates
General East Texas Oct. 1, 2023 – Feb. 25, 2024 & May 1-31, 2024
Other open counties Sep. 1, 2023 – Aug. 31, 2024
Youth-only East Texas Sep. 23 – 24, 2023

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed deer season dates
Season Zone Dates
General North Nov. 4 , 2023- Jan. 7, 2024
South Nov. 4, 2023 – Jan. 21, 2024
Special Late North Jan. 8-21, 2024
South Jan. 22, 2024 – Feb. 4, 2024
Youth-Only North Oct. 28-29, 2023 & Jan. 8-21, 2024
South Oct. 28-29, 2023 & Jan. 8-21, 2024
Archery 252 of 254 counties Sep. 30, 2023 – Nov. 3, 2023
Muzzleloader 90 of 254 counties Jan. 8-21, 2024

Upland Game Birds

Chachalaca

Chachalaca season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 25, 2024

Pheasant

Pheasant season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Panhandle Dec. 2-31, 2023

Quail

Quail season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 25, 2024

Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey

Rio Grande Turkey season dates
Season Zone Dates
Fall North Nov. 4, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024
South Nov. 4, 2023 – Jan. 21, 2024
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties Nov. 4, 2023 – Feb. 25, 2024
Archery-only Sep. 30, 2023 – Nov. 3, 2023
Fall Youth-only North Oct. 28-29, 2023 & Jan. 8-21, 2024
South Oct. 28-29, 2023 & Jan. 22, 2024 – Feb. 4, 2024
Spring North Mar. 30, 2024 – May 12, 2024
South Mar. 16, 2024 – Apr. 28, 2024
One-turkey counties Apr. 1-30, 2024
Spring Youth-Only North Mar. 23-24, 2024 & May 18-19, 2024
South Mar. 9-10, 2024 & May 4-5, 2024

Eastern Turkey

Eastern Turkey season dates
Season Zone Dates
Spring East Texas Apr. 22, 2024 – May 14, 2024

Migratory Game Bird

Dove

Dove season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular North Sep. 1, 2023 – Nov. 12, 2023 & Dec. 15-31, 2023
Central Sep. 1, 2023 – Oct. 29, 2023 & Dec. 15, 2023 – Jan. 14, 2024
South Sep. 14, 2023 – Oct. 29, 2023 & Dec. 15, 2023 – Jan. 21, 2024
Special White-winged Dove Days South Sep. 1-3, 2023 & Sept. 8-10, 2023

Duck

Duck season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular High Plains Mallard Management Unit Oct. 28-29, 2023 & Nov. 3, 2023 – Jan. 28, 2024
North Nov. 11-26, 2023 & Dec. 2, 2023 – Jan. 28, 2024
South Nov. 4-26, 2023 & Dec. 9, 2023 – Jan. 28, 2024
Youth/Veterans High Plains Mallard Management Unit Oct. 21-22, 2023
North Nov. 4-5, 2023
South Oct. 28-29, 2023

Goose

Goose season dates
Season Zone Dates
Early Canada Goose East Sep. 9-24, 2023
Light & Dark Geese West Nov. 4, 2023 – Feb. 4, 2024
East Nov. 4, 2023 – Jan. 28, 2024
Light Goose Conservation Order West Feb. 5, 2024 – Mar. 10, 2024
East Jan. 29, 2024 – Mar. 10, 2024

Rails, Gallinules & Moorhens

Rails, Gallinules & Moorhens hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Sep. 9-24, 2023 & Nov. 4, 2023 – Dec. 27, 2023

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular A Oct. 28, 2023 – Jan. 28, 2024
B Nov. 24, 2023 – Jan. 28, 2024
C Dec. 16, 2023 – Jan. 21, 2024

Snipe

Common season dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Nov. 4, 2023 – Feb. 18, 2024

Teal

Teal hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
September Teal Only Statewide Sep. 9-24, 2023

Woodcock

Woodcock hunting seasons and dates
Season Zone Dates
Regular Statewide Dec. 18, 2023 – Jan. 31, 2024

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