Guns.com’s Short Guide on What to Hunt in Texas
By Kristin Alberts
Texas Rio Grande turkeys with JJ Reich of Federal Premium. Four trophy birds taken with Savage Model 220 shotguns and 20-gauge Federal TSS. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
From wings to water, big game and birds, Texas has it all. When most hunters think about venturing to the Lone Star State for a hunt, high fence exotics come to mind. While that’s a wonderful break from reality, Texas is home to a bounty of native, free-range game animals. Here is a selection of game you’ll find in the Lone Star state, along with some details to help with your Texas hunting success.
Season: Texas Dove hunting seasons are broken down by area, with north, central, and south zones. North regular season runs September 1 to November 12, 2020, and December 18 to January 3, 2021. Central Zone runs September 1 to November 1 and December 18 to January 14, 2021. South zone runs September 14 to November 1 and December 18 to January 23, 2021. There’s also special White Winged Dove days in 2020 slated for September 5, 6, 12, and 13. Legal shooting hours for that special season are limited from noon to sunset. All other dove days run one-half hour before sunrise