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Texas - 2015-16 Season

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Season / ZoneDatesNotes
Ducks
High Plains Mallard Mgmt Unit
Oct 31 - Nov 1
Nov 6 - Jan 31
West of a line from the Int'l Toll Bridge at Del Rio, north along US-277 to Abilene, TX-351 and TX-6 to Albany, and US-283 to Vernon, east along US-183 to the Texas-Oklahoma state line
Ducks
South
Oct 31 - Nov 29
Dec 12 - Jan 24
South of a line from the Int'l Toll Bridge and US-277 Spur at Del Rio, east along US-90 to San Antonio, east along I-10 to the Texas-Louisiana state line
Ducks
North
Nov 7 - Nov 29
Dec 12 - Jan 31
Remainder of the state
Ducks
Falconry
Feb 1 - Feb 14North and South zones only
Ducks
Youth Only
High Plains: Oct 24 - Oct 25
North: Oct 31 - Nov 1
South: Oct 24 - Oct 25
Note on Dusky ducksMottled, Mexican-like and black duck, as well as their hybrids (collectively known as Dusky ducks), are off-limits during the first five days of the season in all zones
September TealSep 12 - Sep 27
Early Canada GeeseSep 12 - Sep 27East zone only
Light and Dark Geese
West
Oct 31 - Jan 31West of a line from the Int'l Toll Bridge at Laredo, north following IH-35 and 35W to Fort Worth, northwest along U.S. Hwy. 81 and 287 to Bowie, north along U.S. Hwy. 81 to the TX-OK state line.
Light and Dark Geese
East
Nov 7 - Jan 31Remainder of the state
Light Goose Conservation OrderFeb 1 - Mar 20

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpeciesDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck6, including no more than:
  • 5 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasback
  • 1 "Dusky" duck
Coot5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Merganser6
Teal15
Dark Goose5, including no more than 2 white-fronted geese
Light Goose20, no possession limit
Light Goose Conservation OrderNo bag or possession limits
Hunting TimesArea / SeasonTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Light Goose Conservation Order1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic