Bag More Doves – Possesion Limits Increased
Good news Texas Dove hunters because you can now bag more white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in Special White-winged Dove Area to 15 daily bag limit as the dove season start this September. From the possession limit of two times of your daily bag, now you can bag more because the possession limit increase to three times your daily bag, you able to bag now upto 15 doves per day. So you will needing an extra box or two of shells this dove hunting season.
Your daily bag limit is 15 white-winged, mourning and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, to include no more than 2 mourning doves and 2 white-tipped (white-fronted doves) and possession limit of three times your daily bag limit.
Also the SWWDA (Special White-Wing Dove Area) is now extended eastward along its boundary and continue south along Interstate 37 from San Antonio to Corpus Christi, effectively doubling its current size.
The Special white-winged dove area is in the portion of the state south and west of a line beginning at the International Toll Bridge in Del Rio.
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This reason behind increasing the number bag limit is because the white-winged dove populations have progressively stretched out their numbers and their geographical extent in the last 20 years according to Dave Morrison, Small Game Program Director in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
2013-2014 Dove Hunting Season Dates
|Regular Season 2013-2014|
|North Zone||Sept 01-Oct 23, 2013 and Dec 20-Jan 05, 2014|
|Central Zone||Sept 01-Oct 23, 2013 and Dec 20-Jan 05, 2014|
|South Zone||Sept 20-Oct 27, 2013 and Dec 20-Jan 20, 2014|
|Special White-winged Dove Area||Sept 20-Oct 23, 2013 and Dec 20-Jan 20, 2014|
|Special Season 2013-2014|
|Special White-winged Dove Area||Sept 01-02, 07-08, 2013|
1.5 hr before sunrise to sunset to regular season dates and noon to sunset for special season dates.
Daily Bag Composition
Mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped (white fronted) doves in the aggregate, to include not more than 2 white-tipped doves.
Three times the daily bag limit.
- Hunting License
- Texas Migratory Game Bird Stamp Endorsemen ($7). This allows you to hunt any migratory game bird (waterfowl, coot, rail, gallinule, snipe, dove, sandhill crane, and woodcock). A valid Federal Duck Stamp and HIP Certification are also required of waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older.
Please check doves you shoot for bands and report them. All marked doves with metal leg bands must be reported to 1-800-327-BAND  or call report band at www.reportband.gov. Reporting a dove that has metal leg bands provide a valuable information on the proportion that survive from one year to the next and the proportion taken by hunters.
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