Texas Hunting Seasons (Updated)

October 4, 2019

Texas Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Texas Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Texas?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

With over 1 Million Acres of Public land available The Texas hunting season provides plenty of opportunity for a range of wild game including the following:

Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Javelina, Turkey, Hogs, Alligator, Pronghorn plus a range of small game and wild game birds.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Texas Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Mule Deer (Firearms) Nov 23 – Dec 15
Mule Deer (Bow) Sept 28 – nov 1
White-tailed (Firearms) Nov 2 – Jan 19
White-Tailed (Bow) Sept 28 – Nov 1
White-Tailed (Youth) Oct 26-27 & Jan 6 -19
White-Tailed (Muzzleloader) Jan 6 -19

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. There is alos a special late White-tailed season from Jan 6 – 19 (North) and Jan 20-Feb 2 (South)

Texas Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Eastern Turkey (Spring) Apr 22 – May 14
Rio Grande (Spring) Mar 21 – May 17
Fall Nov 2 – Feb 23
Bow only All counties with a fall season

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 Texas Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Hogs Open all Year
Bobcats Open All Year
Coyotes Open All Year
Rabbits & hares Open All Year
Flying Squirrels Open All Year
Fox Open All Year

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Texas Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Ducks Oct 26-27 & Nov 1 Jan 26
Canada Geese Sept 14-29 & Nov 2 -Jan 26
Light Geese Jan 27 – Mar 15
Pheasant Dec 7 – Jan 5
Quail Oct 26 – Feb 23

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Texas Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Mountain Lions Open all Year
Javelina Oct 1 – Feb 23 & Sept 1 – Aug 31 (2020)
Pronghorn Sept 28 – Oct 6
Alligator (Core) Sept 10 -30
Alligator (Non-Core) Apr 1 – June 30 (2020)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

Good Luck!!

Paul

Walk Little……..Look Lots

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