For the first time in several years, we have some higher water level marks to greet record populations of wintering waterfowl.
Most species of ducks important to Texas waterfowlers are well above long term averages, with mallards and green-winged teal reaching new all-time highs. A staggered opener this season in the North and South Zones along with a concurrent split will allow duck hunters who wish to hunt across zones in essence an additional two weeks of opportunity.
Check the online Outdoor Annual’s Migratory Game Bird Regulations carefully for waterfowl definitions, bag limits, shooting hours and details of the species you plan to hunt. Keep the details at your fingertips in the field with the Outdoor Annual – Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations mobile app. Print a copy of the PDF of the 2015-2016 Waterfowl Digest for a carry-along copy of the regulations.
There are a few regulation changes to be aware of: