Texas Upland Bird Hunting Season Dates

Texas Upland Game Birds Season 2023-2024

Pheasant Season

  • Regular Season: December 2 to December 31, 2023.
  • Zones: Panhandle region.

Chachalaca Season

  • Regular Season: October 28, 2023, to February 25, 2024.
  • Zones: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties.

Quail Season

  • Regular Season: October 28, 2023, to February 25, 2024.
  • Zones: Statewide.

Turkey Season

Rio Grande Turkey Season

  • Fall Regular Season:
    • North Zone: November 4, 2023, to January 7, 2024.
    • South Zone: November 4, 2023, to January 21, 2024.
    • Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy counties: November 4, 2023, to February 25, 2024.
  • Archery-Only: September 30 to November 3, 2023.
  • Fall Youth-Only:
    • North Zone: October 28-29, 2023, and January 8-21, 2024.
    • South Zone: October 28-29, 2023, and January 22 to February 4, 2024.
  • Spring Season:
    • North Zone: March 30 to May 12, 2024.
    • South Zone: March 16 to April 28, 2024.
    • One-turkey counties: April 1 to April 30, 2024.
  • Spring Youth-Only:
    • North Zone: March 23-24, 2024, and May 18-19, 2024.
    • South Zone: March 9-10, 2024, and May 4-5, 2024.

Eastern Turkey Season

  • Spring Season: April 22 to May 14, 2024.
  • Zones: East Texas.

Key Tips for Hunting Upland Game Birds

  • Habitat Familiarity: Understand the specific habitats of each bird species for effective hunting.
  • Safety and Ethics: Practice safety and ethical hunting, respecting wildlife and fellow hunters.
  • Regulation Compliance: Always comply with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulations, including bag limits and hunting methods.
  • Equipment Preparedness: Ensure you have the right gear, including firearms, ammunition, and appropriate clothing.
  • Conservation Awareness: Be aware of conservation efforts for each species, contributing to sustainable hunting practices.
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