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Texas Hunting Seasons

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Texas hunting seasons for 2021-2022.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Texas Hunting Seasons

Texas Hunting Season Dates

Hunting is deeply ingrained into Texas's DNA. In general hunting begins November 6 and ends January 16 for the late season. There is Dove from Sept 1 to January 21 as well as Turkey from November 6 to May 22.

Texas Deer Seasons

Whitetail Seasons TX

Whitetail Archery: October 2, 2021 - November 5, 2021

General Whitetail - North: November 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022

General Whitetail - South: November 6, 2021 - January 16, 2022

SeasonDatesZones
GeneralNov 6- Jan 2, 2022North
Nov 6- Jan 16, 2022South
Special LateJan 3-16, 2022North
Jan 17-30, 2022South
Archery OnlyOct 2- Nov 5, 2021252 of 254 counties
MuzzleloaderJan 3-16, 202290 of 254 counties

Mule Deer Seasons TX

Mule Deer Archery: October 2, 2021 - November 5, 2021

SeasonDatesZones
ArcheryOct 2- Nov 5, 202159 of 254 counties
GeneralNov 20- Dec 5, 2021Panhandle
Nov 20-28, 2021SW Panhandle
Nov 26 - Dec 12, 2021Trans- Pecos

Texas Wild Turkey Seasons

Fall Archery: October 2, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Fall - North: November 6, 2021 - January 2, 2021

Fall - South: November 6, 2021 - January 16, 2022

Texas Pronghorn Seasons

General: October 2, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Texas Hunting Zones

See the map below for a breakdown of Alabama's hunting zones:

LicenseResidentNonresident
Hunting$25$315
Hunting Lease (small)$79N/A

Texas Bag Limits

Please check the official regulations depending on what and where you're hunting.

Texas Hunting License

Purchase a license at https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/

Texas Hunting Regulations

You must wear at least 400 square inches during firearm season.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/

FAQs
How much is a hunting license in Texas?

A hunting license in Texas costs $25 for residents and $325 for nonresidents.

When does hunting season start in Texas?

Texas deer season starts as early as October 2, 2021 for archery and November 6, 2021 for gun.

When does hunting season end in Texas?

Deer hunting season goes as late as January 30, 2022 in Texas.

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