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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: tomdoglover29@aol.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

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 73

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 44

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 74

Friday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 52

Saturday

Thunderstorms Likely

Hi: 66

Saturday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 56

Sunday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 73

Sunday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 61


Lake Palestine Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 3/22: 345.59 (+0.59)



Lake Palestine Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 20)

Water lightly stained; 57–60 degrees; 0.74’ high. Black bass are good on shakeyhead worms, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.