2022 – 2023 Texas Hunting Season Dates

2022 – 2023 Texas Hunting Season DatesTexas Parks & Wildlife released the 2022 – 2023 Texas Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website. Before you head to the lease, stop by Steinhauser’s for all your hunting supplies, feeds, and attractants.

Game animals

Javelina
North Zone: Oct. 1 – Feb. 26
South Zone: Sept. 1 – Aug. 31

Mule Deer
General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 19, 2022 – Dec. 4, 2022
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 25, 2022 – Dec. 11, 2022

Archery Season
59 of 254 counties: Oct. 1, 2022 – Nov. 4, 2022

Pronghorn
41 of 254 counties: Oct. 1-16, 2022

Squirrel
East Texas: Oct. 1, 2022 – Feb. 26, 2023 and May 1-31, 2023
Other open counties: Sept. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023
Youth-Only East Texas: Sept. 24 – 25, 2022

White-tailed Deer
General Season
North Zone: Nov. 5, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
South Zone: Nov. 5, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023

Special Late Season
North Zone: Jan. 2 – 15, 2023
South Zone: Jan. 16 – 29, 2023

Youth-Only Seasons
North Zone: Oct 29-30, 2022 and Jan. 2-15, 2023
South Zone: Oct. 29-30, 2022 and Jan. 2-15, 2023

Archery Season
Oct. 1 – Nov. 4, 2022

Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 2-15, 2023

Upland Game Birds
Chachalaca
Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties: Oct. 29, 2022 – Feb. 26, 2023

Pheasant
Panhandle: Dec. 3, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023

Quail
Oct. 29, 2022 – Feb. 26, 2023

Rio Grande Turkey
Fall
North Zone: Nov. 5, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
South Zone: Nov. 5, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg and Willacy counties: Nov. 5, 2022 – Feb. 26, 2023
Archery-Only: Oct. 1, – Nov. 4, 2022

Fall Youth-Only
North: Oct. 29-30, 2022 and Jan. 2-15, 2023
South: Oct. 29-30, 2022 and Jan. 16-29, 2023

Spring
North: April 1 – May 14, 2023
South: March 18 – April 30, 2023
One-turkey counties: April 1-30, 2023

Spring Youth-Only:
North: March 25-26, 2023 and May 20-21, 2023
South: March 11-12, 2023 and May 6-7, 2023

Eastern Turkey
Spring Season
East Texas: April 22 – May 14, 2023

Migratory Game Birds
Dove
North Zone
Sept. 1—Nov. 13, 2022 and Dec. 17, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023

Central Zone
Sept. 1 – Oct. 30, 2022 and Dec. 17, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023

South Zone
Sept. 14 – Oct. 30, 2022 and Dec. 17, 2022 – Jan. 22, 2023

Additional days for Special White-winged Dove season:
Sept. 2-4, 2022 and Sept. 9-11, 2022 (special regulations apply)

Duck
Regular Season
High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Oct. 29-30, 2022 and Nov. 4, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023
North: Nov. 12 – 27, 2022 and Dec. 3, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023
South: Nov. 5-27, 2022 and Dec. 10, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023

Youth and Veterans
High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Oct. 22-23, 2022
North: Nov. 5–6, 2022
South: Oct. 29-30, 2022

Goose
Early Canada Goose
East Zone: Sept. 10-25, 2022

Light and Dark Geese
East Zone: Nov. 5, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023
West Zone: Nov. 5, 2022 – Feb. 5, 2023

Light Goose Conservation Order
East Zone: Jan. 30 – March 12, 2023
West Zone: Feb. 6 – March 12, 2023

Rails, Gallinules and Moorhens
Sept. 10-25, 2022 and Nov. 5 – Dec. 28, 2022

Sandhill Cranes
Zone A: Oct. 29, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023
Zone B: Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023
Zone C: Dec. 17, 2022 – Jan. 22, 2023

Snipe
Nov. 5, 2022 – Feb. 19, 2023

Teal
Sept. 10-25, 2022

Woodcock
Dec. 18, 2022 – Jan. 31, 2023

Other Animals
Alligator
22 Counties and Special Properties: Sept. 10-30, 2022
All other Counties: April 1 – June 30, 2023

Rabbits and Hares
No closed season

For more information on general hunting rules and regulations, visit TPWD’s website.

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