The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants you to know about zone boundaries and more so that you have a great Dove hunting season in 2022 & 2023 as boundaries and laws are subject to change from year to year.

Below are some specifics you need to know about Zone Boundaries and such as detailed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the 2022-2023 Dove hunting season:

Texas Dove Hunting Zone Boundaries
2022-2023 Season Dates
Regular Season Shooting Hours: North, Central and South Zones - Legal shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Special White-Winged Dove Days: Legal shooting hours are noon to sunset

North Zone
Regular Season: Sept. 1, 2022 - Nov. 13, 2022 and Dec. 17, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Central Zone
Regular Season: Sept. 1, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022 and Dec. 17, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2023

South Zone
Regular Season: Sept. 14, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022 and Dec. 17, 2022 - Jan. 22, 2023

Special White-Winged Dove Days
Special Days: Sept. 2, 3, 4, and 9, 10, 11, 2022 (Legal shooting hours are noon to sunset)

Bag Limits
RegularDaily Bag Limit: 15* Possession Limit: 45

Falconry Daily Bag Limit: 3 Possession Limit: 9

*In all zones, the daily bag limit can include no more than 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves).

The possession limit on white-tipped doves is three times the daily bag limit.

Know these boundaries and laws before you start shooting because if you don't play by the rules, it can cost you some pretty hefty fines.

On a side note, did you know that 100% of your hunting and fishing license fees go to conservation? It's true,100% of your hunting and fishing license fees go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for on-the-ground conservation efforts that help make Texas one of the best places in the country to hunt and fish. Fish stocking, wildlife management, habitat restoration, land conservation, and Texas Game Wardens are just some of the initiatives funded in part by your license fees. As you buy your license, know that you are investing in Texas' natural resources. For more information, Click here.

Happy hunting and be safe!

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