2021 – 2022 Texas Hunting Season Dates

Texas Parks & Wildlife released the 2021 – 2022 Texas Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website.  Before you head to the lease, stop by Bear Creek Country Store for all your hunting supplies, feeds, and attractants.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Logo with BorderGame Animals

Javelina

North Zone: Oct. 1 – Feb. 27

South Zone: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle Nov. 20 – Dec. 5
SW Panhandle Nov. 20 – Nov. 28
Trans-Pecos Nov. 26 – Dec. 12

Archery Season: 59 of 254 counties, Oct. 2 – Nov. 5

Proghorn
General Season: 41 of 254 counties, Oct. 2-17

Squirrel

General Season:

East Texas Oct. 1 – Feb. 27 & May 1-31
Other open counties Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Youth-only Season:

East Texas Sep. 25-26

White-tailed Deer
General Season:

North Nov. 6 – Jan. 2
South Nov. 6 – Jan. 16

Youth-only Season:

North Oct. 30-31 & Jan. 3-16
South Oct. 30-31 & Jan. 3-16

Special Late Season:

North Jan. 3-16
South Jan. 17-30

Archery Season: 252 of 254 counties, Oct. 2 – Nov. 5
Muzzleloader: 90 of 254 counties, Jan. 3-16

Upland Game Birds

Chachalaca
Regular Season: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties, Oct. 30 – Feb. 27
Pheasant
Regular Season: Panhandle, Dec. 4 – Jan. 2
Quail
Regular Season: Statewide, Oct. 30 – Feb. 27
Turkey
Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season:

North: Nov. 6 – Jan. 2
South: Nov. 6 – Jan. 16
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 6 – Feb. 27
Archery-only: Oct. 2 – Nov. 5

Fall Youth-only Season:

North: Oct. 30-31 & Jan. 3-16
South: Oct. 30-31 & Jan. 17-30

Spring Season:

North: April 2 – May 15
South: Mar. 19 – May 1
One-turkey counties: Apr. 1-30

Spring Youth-only Season:

North: Mar. 26-27 & May 21-22
South: Mar. 12-13 & May 7-8

Eastern Turkey
Spring Season: East Texas Apr. 22 – May 14

Migratory Game Bird

Dove
Regular Season:

North: Sep. 1 – Nov. 12 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 2
Central: Sep. 1 – Oct. 31 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 14
South: Sep. 14 – Oct. 31 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 21

Special White-winged Dove Days Season: South Sep. 3-5 & Sept. 10-12

Duck
Regular Season:

High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Oct. 30-31 & Nov. 5 – Jan. 30
North: Nov. 13-28 & Dec. 4 – Jan. 30
South: Nov. 6-28 & Dec. 11 – Jan. 30

Youth-Only Season:

High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Oct. 23-24
North: Nov. 6-7
South: Oct. 30-31

Goose
Early Canada Goose:

East: Sep. 11- 26

Light & Dark Geese:

West: Nov. 13 – Feb. 13
East: Nov. 6- Jan. 30

Light Goose Conservation Order:

West Feb. 14 – Mar. 13
East Jan. 31 – Mar. 13

Rails, Gallinules & Moorehens
Regular Season: Statewide, Sep. 11-26 & Nov. 6 – Dec. 29

Sandhill Cranes
Regular Season:

A: Oct. 30 – Jan. 30
B: Nov. 26 – Jan. 30
C: Dec. 18 – Jan. 23

Snipe
Regular Season: Statewide, Nov. 6 – Feb. 20

Teal
September Teal Only Season: Statewide, Sep. 11-26

Woodcock
Regular Season: Statewide, Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

Other Animals

Alligator
General Season:

Core: Sep. 10-30
Non-core: Apr. 1-June 30

Rabbits and Hares
Regular Season: Statewide, No closed season

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