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Are you ready for the dove season?

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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: tbehrcomm@gmail.com




Dove Numbers Continue to Soar:

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department if you were impressed by last year's dove turnout, this season's forecast is even better. White-winged dove numbers continue to soar, and mourning dove numbers are expected to be above average.

It's always a good idea to look over the dove identifier so you know which birds to avoid. You'll find it and all your need-to-know on the Dove Season Checklist.

Regulation Changes:

New for the 2018-2019 hunting season:
Our extended 90-day season continues, with opening day begins a half-an-hour before sunrise on Sept. 1 in the North and Central Zones. The South Zone also opens on Sept. 1 due to Special White-Winged Dove Days, with shooting hours noon to sunset. The South Zone regular season opens on Sept. 14, a week earlier than in previous years. The daily bag limit for all zones is 15. Refer to this season's Outdoor Annual for details.

 




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Lake Palestine Weather Forecast

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 61

Saturday

Sunny

Hi: 85

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 63

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 86

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 65

Monday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 88

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 68


Lake Palestine Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/29: 345.37 (+0.37)



Lake Palestine Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 75-80 degrees; 0.24’ high. Largemouth bass are good working TEXAS rigged craws, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows around bridges and marinas in 10-18’. Hybrid stripers are very good on slabs and live bait. White bass are excellent on swimbaits and slabs in 25-45’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Catfish are good on cut shad, chicken livers, and prepared baits.