Texas Kicks Off Longest Dove Hunting Season in 80 Years

This year, Texas dove hunters will see the longest dove season in 80 years — 20 days longer than years past, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife officials.

The 90-day season runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 13 and Dec. 17 through Jan. 1, 2017 in the north hunting zone.

Texas is home to several subspecies of dove, some are protected, but legal to hunt, such as the mourning, white-winged and white-tipped varieties, according to the TPWD.

Legal shooting hours run from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. All migratory game bird hunters must have a valid hunting license, as well as a stamp endorsement.

The daily bag limit for doves statewide is 15.

Click here to read more about the 2016-2017 dove season regulations.

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