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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Dove
North Zone
Sep. 1 - Nov. 12, 2017 & Dec. 15 - Dec. 31, 2017
Central Zone
Sep. 1 - Nov. 5, 2017 & Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
South Zone
Regular season: Sep. 22 - Nov. 8, 2017; Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018
Additional days for Special White-winged Dove season: Sep. 2, 3, 9, 10 (special regulations apply)


Duck
North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 11 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 2, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Dusky duck: Nov. 16 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 2, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Youth-only: Nov. 4 - 5, 2017
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 4 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Dusky duck: Nov. 9 - 26, 2017 & Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Youth-only: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017 & Nov. 3, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Dusky duck: Nov. 6, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Youth-only: Oct. 21 - 22, 2017


Goose
East Zone
Early Canada goose: Sep. 9 - 24, 2017
Light goose: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 29 - Mar. 18, 2018
White-fronted goose: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 4, 2018
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 5 - Mar. 18, 2018


Rabbits & Hares
No closed season


Squirrel
East Texas: Oct. 1, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018 & May 1 - 31, 2018
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2018
Special Youth Season: Sep. 23 - 24, 2017


Teal
Sep. 9 - 24, 2017


Rio Grande Turkey
Fall Season
North Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
South Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 4, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018
Archery-Only: Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Late: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018
Spring Season
North Zone: Mar. 31 - May 13, 2018
South Zone: Mar. 17 - Apr. 29, 2018
One-turkey counties: April 1 - April 30, 2018
Spring Youth-Only
North Zone: Mar. 24 - 25, 2018 & May 19 - 20, 2018
South Zone: Mar. 10 - 11, 2018 & May 5 - 6, 2018
Eastern Turkey
Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 - May 14, 2018


White-tailed Deer
General Season
North Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
South Zone: Nov. 4, 2017 - Jan. 21, 2018
Special Late Season
North Zone: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018
South Zone: Jan. 22 - Feb. 4, 2018
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Late Season: Jan. 8 - 21, 2018
Archery Season
Sep. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 8 - 21, 2018


Important Notice: Dates listed for migratory game birds are probable, but tentative. Final season dates and bag limits for migratory game birds have not yet been issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. TPWD web site will be updated when the season dates and bag limits are finalized by the USFWS.


 




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Water lightly stained; 48–53 degrees; 1.21’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs, finesse jigs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.






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