OUTDOORS: TPWD sets fowl hunting seasons

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has establishing the 2017-18 hunting season for various birds.
“For the second straight year, Texas will be taking advantage of a 90-day dove season,” said Dave Morrison, TPWD Wildlife Division deputy director.
Other notable changes for the season include a reduction in the daily bag limit on pintail to just one, a shirt in the opening date for sandhill crane hunting season in Zone B and increasing the youth-age restriction for waterfowl hunting to 16 years old.
Federal duck stamp requirements remain unchanged. Read more, and see the complete schedule, in the July 12 Bowie News.

Dove
North Zone: Sept. 1-Nov. 12 and Dec. 15-31.
The daily bag limit for doves statewide is 15, and the possession limit is 45. Other special provisions apply during special white-winged dove days from Sept. 2-3, 9-10.

Remember that United States Highways 81/287 is the dividing line between hunting zones for both geese and sandhill crane. (Courtesy photo from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)